KIRKLAND, Wash. - Julian Peterson is back to terrorizing defenses after his three sacks against San Francisco. The three-time Pro Bowl player still has a chip on his shoulder after he ruptured his Achilles' tendon two years ago and some said he was finished.
Oh, yeah, he's back.
Back down to 3 percent body fat, from a "high" of 5. That astounds teammates who watch him eat junk food like a fiend.
He's back roaming in a 4-3 defensive scheme. He lines up over the center, the guard, the tackle or even covers tight ends and wide receivers 20 yards downfield. It's how he thrived in San Francisco.
He's also back as the one player opposing offenses must plan to stop if they want to beat Peterson's team.