Seahawks sign Adrian Peterson
"I'm looking forward to seeing how he does and see where he can fit in," head coach Pete Carroll said. "He's an incredible competitor and a great guy, so I'm anxious to give him a chance to get on the field with our boys."
The Tennessee Titans waived Peterson in late November after three games. He rushed for 82 yards and averaged 3 yards per carry with Tennessee.
Peterson, who is eligible to be elevated to the active roster for games, will look to aid an injury-riddled Seattle running back room. The Seahawks lost starter Chris Carson to season-ending neck surgery, while Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer have also been banged up.
Peterson, 36, ranks fifth in NFL history with 14,902 rushing yards.
The Seahawks are coming off a Monday Night Football loss to the Washington Football Team and have lost six of their last seven games. Seattle sits last in the NFC West at 3-8.