Pete Carroll: Disappointed we couldn't get Adrian Peterson in his prime

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Pete Carroll: Disappointed we couldn't get Adrian Peterson in his prime

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is excited about the Adrian Peterson addition. After Chris Carson underwent a season-ending surgery, the Seahawks went out to find a replacement and they signed Peterson to their practice squad.

"Excited to see if he can help us out and give us a little something," Carroll said. "He's a player that I've known forever -- way back to his high-school days -- and admired him tremendously over the years.

Always disappointed we didn't get him back in the day, but like I just told him, we finally got him. So I'm looking forward to seeing how he does and where he can fit in. 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."

Peterson, the 2012 NFL MVP, was the last running back to win the NFL MVP award. "I've got to wait and see how he does out here," Carroll said. "I've watched the film and seen him play. He plays just as tough and aggressive as he ever has, so I'm anxious to see what he adds to the club.

He's fired up about it, too."

Peterson could make his debut this Sunday

The Seahawks face the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. "We're trying to get ready to win this football game," Carroll said. "So I'm going to see if Adrian has got something to offer us.

Just in his presence and his toughness, he brings something. So let's see what happens. We're just trying to get the right mix. Rashaad's been in and out. We've been concerned about him getting back and staying back.

Homer has been banged up and we're not sure about him this week either. So it just looks like there's some opportunities. "So we'll see how it goes and see how the guys respond. I'm as excited as probably you guys are just to see what he looks like playing in our uniform and doing something for us, so we'll see how it goes."

The Seahawks hoped Carson would be able to return at some pont of the season but that didn't happen. "We went as long as we could and he worked as hard as he could at it and after not being able to get it to happen, to turn around, this is the best choice we've got," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. "So we'll look forward to him getting all that taken care of and be ready for a big year next year."