Adrian Peterson a healthy scratch in Skins’ opener


Four-time All-Pro and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson is starting his 13th season on the sideline after the Washington Redskins made him a healthy scratch for their opener at Philadelphia.

Derrius Guice, who missed his rookie season after tearing an ACL, is Washington’s No. 1 running back and Chris Thompson and former Eagles back Wendell Smallwood also should see carries against the Eagles.

Peterson led the Redskins with 1,042 yards last season, when he scored seven times.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without starting defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (elbow) in their season opener against Kansas City. Without him, the Jags are moving Calais Campbell inside and starting rookie Josh Allen, the seventh overall pick in the NFL draft.

The Dolphins continued shuffling their offensive line: undrafted free agent Shaq Calhoun, who started every exhibition game at right guard, was inactive for the opener against the Ravens.

Panthers rookie first-round draft pick Brian Burns will start at outside linebacker against the Rams in place of Bruce Irvin, who is out with a hamstring injury.

Tennessee will take on Cleveland’s impressive defensive line without two starting offensive linemen. Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan is serving a four-game drug suspension and right guard Kevin Pamphile is out with a knee injury. Jamil Douglas will start for Pamphile.

Bills receiver Andre Roberts was ruled out on Friday, so he won’t be facing the Jets, his former team, after making the Pro Bowl last season. Tight end Tyler Kroft wasn’t expected to play after getting only a week of practice.

For the Jets, cornerback Trumaine Johnson (hamstring), wide receiver Robby Anderson (calf) and wide receiver Braxton Berrios (hamstring) are all active after being questionable for the game. Veteran running back Bilal Powell is a healthy scratch. He’s behind Le’Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery on the depth chart.

Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs was in the lineup against Atlanta after being listed as questionable with a hamstring injury.

With Matt Gono out, the Falcons will give rookie Kaleb McGary the start at right tackle despite a heart procedure the first-round draft pick underwent early in training camp that set his conditioning back. Jamon Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in free agency, was beat out for the starting job at left guard by James Carpenter.


Inactives for Sunday’s games:


Rams: WR Nasimba Webster, CB David Long Jr., LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, C Coleman Shelton, OT Bobby Evans, TE Johnny Mundt, DT Greg Gaines.

Panthers: DT Vernon Butler, QB Will Grier, OT Greg Little, DE Bruce Irvin, LB Jordan Kunaszyk, WR Brandon Zylstra, OL Brandon Greene.



Titans: OL Kevin Pamphile, CB Tye Smith, RB Dalyn Dawkins, LB David Long, OL Nate Davis, DL Matt Dickerson, LB Reggie Gilbert.

Browns: QB Garrett Gilbert, WR Taywan Taylor, LB Sione Takitaki, LB Genard Avery, C Austin Corbett, G Wyatt Teller, TE Ricky Seals-Jones.



Chiefs: S Jordan Lucas, LB Reggie Ragland, OL Ryan Hunter, OL Nick Allegretti, OL Martinas Rankin, TE Deon Yelder, DL Khalen Saunders.

Jaguars: WR C.J. Board, RB Devin Ozigbo, LB Austin Calitro, OT Cam Robinson, OT Cedric Ogbuehi, TE Josh Oliver, DT Marcell Dareus.



Ravens: QB Trace McSorley, WR Jaleel Scott, OLB Jaylon Ferguson, ILB Otaro Alaka, T Greg Senat, G Ben Powers, DT Daylon Mack

Dolphins: CB Ken Webster, RB Myles Gaskin, RB Patrick Laird, G Shaq Calhoun, OL Chris Reed, T Isaiah Prince, LB Trent Harris



Falcons: WR Olamide Zaccheaus, RB Brian Hill, CB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, G Jamon Brown, T Matt Gono, NT Deadrin Senat

Vikings: WR Josh Doctson, CB Mike Hughes, G Dru Samia, T Oli Udoh, TE Tyler Conklin, DT Jalyn Holmes, NT Armon Watts



Bills: WR/KR Andre Roberts, TE Tyler Kroft, S Dean Marlowe, S Jaquan Johnson, G Ike Boettger, OT Conor McDermott, OL Ryan Bates

Jets: RB Bilal Powell, DB Bennett Jackson, DL John Franklin-Myers, OL Chuma Edoga, DL Folorunso Fatukasi, DL Nathan Shepherd, DL Kyle Phillips



Redskins: QB Colt McCoy, RB Adrian Peterson, CB Fabian Moreau, C Ross Pierschbacher, G Wes Martin, TE Jordan Reed, DL Treyvon Hester.

Eagles: QB Nate Sudfeld, DE Shareef Miller, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, G Nate Herbig, OL Jordan Mailata, OL Matt Pryor, DE Daeshon Hall.


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FILE – In this Friday, July 26, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running backs Derrius Guice (29) and Adrian Peterson (26) run drills during the NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. Adrian Peterson told Derrius Guice to grab some ice cubes and wrap them around his surgically repaired left knee. Guice chuckled a bit. “You’re really old school,” Guice said. “We got all this Cryotherapy and stuff, and you’re talking about bags of ice.” Old school, meet new school in the Redskins backfield headlined by a 34-year-old climbing the all-time rushing list and a 22-year-old itching to make his NFL debut 13 months after a torn ACL. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)