Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • 1,500 yards? 10 TDs? Adrian Peterson's 'incentives' are a joke

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Need a good laugh? Who doesn't these days, what with Monument Armageddon and the disillusioning week on Capitol Hill? The growing local comedy scene is always a good outlet to blow off steam. Or you could just check out the contract Adrian Peterson signed with the New Orleans..." May 20

  • Adrian Peterson Says Matchup with Vikings Will Be 'Revenge'

    Bleacher Report "New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson jokingly said he'll be seeking "revenge" when he faces off with the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 after spending the first decade of his career in purple and gold. Ben Goessling of passed along comments the recent free-agent signing made in..." May 04

  • Mark Ingram says he’s fine with addition of Adrian Peterson

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram hasn't talked to his new backfield partner Adrian Peterson yet. But Ingram emphasized Tuesday after playing in the Zurich Classic Celebrity Shootout that he didn't have an issue with the team bringing in another running back. "I'm all about..." April 26

  • Payton: Peterson's 'role will be very clear and defined'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints won't reveal their plan for deploying running backs Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson until September, but coach Sean Payton expects the duo to work well together. Peterson, 32, signed with the Saints on Tuesday, and although he's been a workhorse for most of his career,..." April 26

  • Report: Adrian Peterson set market for Marshawn Lynch at $3.5 million

    Sportsnaut "In a surprising twist of fate, running back Adrian Peterson found a new team ahead of running back Marshawn Lynch. Peterson’s contract with the New Orleans Saints, which will pay him $3.5 million a year, has now set the market for Lynch, according to ESPN’s John Clayton. Lynch migrating from..." April 25

  • Steve Smith: A.P. must show he can do new tricks "On the surface, Adrian Peterson joining the New Orleans Saints seems akin to jamming a square peg into a round hole. Unless you have a team of NASA nerds at your disposal, those ventures generally end up an epic failure. Drew Brees ran 579 plays out of the shotgun, with an additional 374 in..." April 25

  • Adrian Peterson: Saints “just felt right within my spirit”

    Pro Football Talk "There are several reasons to wonder why veteran running back Adrian Peterson would choose the Saints, and it’s clear that this one came down to a gut feeling for him. Peterson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson upon agreeing to a two-year deal that he felt at home in New Orleans, for a number of..." April 25

  • How much does Adrian Peterson help the Saints?

    Pro Football Talk "From Adrian Peterson’s perspective, signing with the Saints doesn’t make a lot of sense. From the team’s perspecitve, adding a future Hall of Famer makes a lot of sense — if he has gas in the tank and a chip on his shoulder. But how much will adding Peterson truly help the Saints in 2017? The..." April 25

  • Adrian Peterson, Saints finalize two-year deal "Adrian Peterson has found a new home before the start of the Thursday evening portion of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Saints and Peterson finalized a two-year deal Tuesday that will pay the veteran running back $7 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the..." April 25

  • Adrian Peterson to Saints doesn’t make much sense, for Peterson

    Pro Football Talk "It’s obvious why the Saints would want Adrian Peterson. It’s not obvious why Adrian Peterson would want the Saints. Unless, of course, no one else wants Peterson. But even if no other team currently is offering Peterson $3 million or so per year, his likely role (Mark Ingram reportedly would..." April 24

  • Report: Saints, Adrian Peterson 'closing in' on deal

    247 Sports "Adrian Peterson may have found his next NFL team. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the longtime Minnesota Vikings running back is "closing in" on a deal with the New Orleans Saints that would pay him $3 million in 2017. Peterson, 32, is a former seventh-overall pick out of Oklahoma..." April 24

  • Saints still talking to Adrian Peterson

    Pro Football Rumors "The Saints are still very much involved with Adrian Peterson, according to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune (on Twitter). The two sides still talking about a short-term deal to bring him to New Orleans. Peterson is reportedly willing to play for $5MM or less in the “right situation” and the..." April 24

  • Jameis Winston “absolutely” would play with Adrian Peterson after working out with him

    ESPN "Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston found an unlikely training mate in former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson this offseason. The two worked out together in Houston and Winston raved about Peterson on Monday when he was back in the Bucs facility. "Being able to be in the..." April 17

  • Saints could sign Adrian Peterson ‘down the line’

    The Advocate "Adrian Peterson’s visit with the Saints went well. And while he left without a deal, the door isn’t closed on something happening down the line. It’s not clear if the two sides ever discussed money, but when that hurdle arrives, it’s going to be interesting to see what happens. New Orleans..." April 14

  • Adrian Peterson not expected to land deal until after draft

    Sportsnaut "Veteran free agent running back Adrian Peterson has yet to clinch a new deal. Now, it is looking quite clear that Peterson won’t be signing on with any team prior to the NFL Draft. Peterson most recently visited the New Orleans Saints, though obviously no deal was struck. It would seem that any..." April 13

  • Adrian Peterson leaves Saints visit without a deal

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints visited with former All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson on Tuesday, but he left without a deal, according to an NFL Network report. The report Tuesday night indicated the two sides will continue to talk after the visit went well. Peterson, 32, became a free agent in..." April 12

  • Adrian Peterson worked out for the Patriots during visit

    Pro Football Talk "That visit by Adrian Peterson to New England six days ago wasn’t just a visit. Via Mike Reiss of, the future Hall of Fame running back worked out for the Patriots, too. The team put Peterson through tests and drills, because (as Reiss writes) “they wanted to see [him] work.” Reiss..." April 09

  • Adrian Peterson to visit the Saints next week

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints already have one physical, downhill runner in Mark Ingram. That won’t stop them from kicking the tires on Adrian Peterson. New Orleans will host the 32-year-old running back for a visit next week, according to Heath Evans of the NFL Network. This marks the third known free-agency..." April 06

  • Report: Bill Belichick did not need to get Robert Kraft’s permission to host Adrian Peterson

    WEEI Boston "On Monday, the Patriots hosted free agent running back Adrian Peterson, but the 32-year-old reportedly left New England without a deal. Even so, the visit drew plenty of attention and even some criticism, as many wondered why would the Patriots host such a controversial player, especially after..." April 05

  • Adrian Peterson has interest from 3-5 teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Free agent running back Adrian Peterson is starting to get some looks on the free agent market. According to SiriusXM NFL Radio, Peterson has drawn interest from three to five teams, and has not yet turned down any offers. We’ve heard varying rumors as to how Peterson’s offseason has gone,..." April 03

  • Adrian Peterson to visit with Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Peterson will take a free agent visit on Monday, and it’s one that will send some shudders throughout the NFL. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Peterson will be visiting with the New England Patriots. Peterson is a free agent and has been on the market since free agency began early..." April 03

  • Almost no way to picture Adrian Peterson with the Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is Vikings running back Adrian Peterson worth when pictured with Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston? Peterson and Winston are working out together with famed trainer Tim Grover and a photograph posted on Twitter by quarterback whisperer George Whitfield, Jr...." April 01

  • Vikings’ Mike Zimmer says money a factor in letting Adrian Peterson go

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that salary played a role in the team not to keep veteran running back Adrian Peterson. “Yeah, it was just the way,” Zimmer said at the NFL owners meeting at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. “Just like with some of the other guys (who were not retained)...." March 30

  • Dirk Koetter 'anxious' to hear about Jameis Winston's workouts with Adrian Peterson

    ESPN "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't make a move for Adrian Peterson in free agency, but the All-Pro running back has piqued the interest of head coach Dirk Koetter, thanks to a photo that surfaced on social media Tuesday of quarterback Jameis Winston and Peterson training together. Winston's..." March 29

  • Giants: ‘Never Say Never’ When It Comes To Signing Adrian Peterson (Report)

    Big Blue Unbiased "According to multiple sources, New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said “never say never” when it comes to the team potentially signing free agent running back Adrian Peterson. McAdoo uttered this at Tuesday’s NFL league meets in Phoenix, Arizona. The topic of Peterson and the Giants first..." March 29

  • Giants coach on Adrian Peterson: “Never say never”

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants were one of the first teams Adrian Peterson started flirting with, even before the Vikings let him go. And it appears there’s at least some interest on their part. Giants coach Ben McAdoo was asked specifically Tuesday whether they’d have interest in adding the 32-year-old running..." March 28

  • Reporter says Giants ‘would not go near’ Adrian Peterson

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Giants seem like they are in need of backfield help after they released veteran running back Rashad Jennings, and there has been some speculation that they could kick the tires on Adrian Peterson. According to one reporter, there’s no chance of that happening. Gary Meyers of the..." March 26

  • Adrian Peterson says he's 'in no rush' to find his next team

    CBS Sports "Adrian Peterson, recently cast aside by the Minnesota Vikings, is still on the open market. Recent reports have indicated that Peterson is simply asking for too much money on his next contract ( approximately $8 million in the first season ), leading teams to stay away. Friday evening,..." March 25

  • Adrian Peterson says 'it's not all about the money'

    ESPN "Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter early Saturday morning in to say he's "in no rush" to sign with a new team. Peterson, who ranks 16th in NFL history with 11,747 rushing yards, became an unrestricted free agent on March 9 after the Vikings decided not to pick..." March 25

  • Here's how much money Adrian Peterson reportedly wants on his next contract

    CBS Sports "Adrian Peterson was set to count $18 million against the Minnesota Vikings’ cap during the 2017, so the Vikings decided shortly before free agency opened to cut their ties with one of the best players in the franchise’s history. Nearly a month later, Peterson is still sitting on the open market,..." March 24

  • NFL scout says Adrian Peterson ‘a glorified fullback’

    Bleacher Report "In a society where attention spans are so short, it's easy to forget, wait, what was I saying—oh yes—it's easy to forget just how good Adrian Peterson was. How devastating. How powerful. How nearly unprecedented. There was a time when Peterson would never have entered the free-agent market..." March 24

  • Packers passed on meeting with Adrian Peterson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Packers considered bringing in free agent RB Adrian Peterson for a visit, but elected to pass on a potential meeting. Two NFL sources tell Fowler that they believe Peterson is still a free agent because his initial asking price was too high. Ben..." March 24

  • Packers ‘have some interest’ in Adrian Peterson

    Sportsnaut "Adrian Peterson hasn’t received much interest around the league since free agency kicked off, but one team could be looking at him with interest. “The Green Bay Packers have some interest in a visit with Peterson, but it’s believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock..." March 23

  • Hall of famer Cris Carter says Adrian Peterson reached ‘expiration date’ on Vikings

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Cris Carter said Saturday that Adrian Peterson simply reached his “expiration date’’ with the Vikings. With Minnesota having signed Latavius Murray, general manager Rick Spielman said Thursday the star running back would not be brought back as a free agent after 10 seasons. Now, Peterson..." March 19

  • Cordarrelle Patterson already recruiting Adrian Peterson to the Raiders

    Sportsnaut "Cordarrelle Patterson has signed with the Oakland Raiders and took to Twitter, asking for Adrian Peterson — his now former Minnesota Vikings teammate — to join him. Patterson has yet to play a game with the Raiders. But since he signed in Oakland, his experience has been overwhelmingly..." March 18

  • Adrian Peterson reportedly ‘remains a possibility’ for Raiders

    Larry Brown Sports "Latavius Murray has left a vacancy in the Oakland Raiders’ backfield by signing with the Minnesota Vikings, and there is some speculation that it could be filled by the man Murray is replacing in 2017. Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson of ESPN reported on Friday that signing Adrian Peterson..." March 17

  • Vikings GM says Adrian Peterson will not return to team

    Yardbarker "Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman made official on Thursday what many speculated for weeks, if not longer: Adrian Peterson will not return to the team. The Vikings took the first step towards moving on from Peterson when they declined the running back’s option for 2017, which would have paid..." March 16

  • Latavius Murray 'not here to replace' Adrian Peterson "Latavius Murray landing with the Vikings signals the end of Adrian Peterson's storied run in Minnesota. Murray, though, has no plans to erase the memory of one of the game's finest running backs. "There wasn't a thought in my mind to try and wear or ask for the #28. I have too much respect..." March 16

  • Vikings’ addition of Latavius Murray likely marks the end of Adrian Peterson

    ALL 22 "Overnight, while most people were sleeping, the Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of 27-year-old running back Latavius Murray. The timing of the announcement was intriguing. Minnesota’s crack of dawn memo possibly ends Adrian Peterson’s 10-year run with the Vikings. The team made the move..." March 16

  • This is how far Adrian Peterson has plummeted

    New York Post "The Seahawks prefer a bloated running back coming off season-ending ankle surgery, with a history of choosing food over football, to one of the greatest tailbacks ever to play the game. With various running back options to choose from, Seattle chose Eddie Lacy — weighing in at more than 20..." March 14

  • Adrian Peterson finished with Seahawks visit

    Pro Football Talk "Adrian Peterson has wrapped up his first visit as a free agent. Peterson arrived in Seattle on Sunday for a meeting with the Seahawks that stretched into Monday before wrapping up. Josina Anderson of ESPN reported on Monday evening that Peterson was on his way out of the city. He’s the..." March 13

  • Seahawks “Focusing” On Adrian Peterson & Eddie Lacy

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post reports that the Seahawks are focusing on free agent running backs Eddie Lacy and Adrian Peterson and remain committed to signing a veteran running back. Seattle has already met with Lacy and is reportedly hosting Peterson for a visit today. Beyond that,..." March 12

  • Adrian Peterson scheduled to meet with Seahawks in his first visit of free agency

    CBS Sports "After sitting out the first three days of free agency, it looks like Adrian Peterson is finally ready to find out what he’s worth on the open market. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that Peterson is scheduled to meet with the Seahawks this week in what will be his first visit..." March 12

  • Adrian Peterson's biggest problem heading into free agency: No one wants him

    CBS Sports "The NFL free agency period doesn’t begin until Thursday, but Adrian Peterson already seems to have a small problem: No one seems to be interested in him. Peterson will definitely end up signing somewhere, but right now, it doesn’t look like he’ll end up with one of the teams that’s on his free..." March 09

  • Seahawks have no immediate interest in signing Peterson

    USA Today "Adrian Peterson’s father says the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders are his son’s two most likely destinations. But Peterson might have to wait awhile to land in either spot. A person with knowledge of the Seahawks’ thinking told USA TODAY Sports that they have no immediate interest in..." March 08

  • Adrian Peterson is struggling to accept the limits of his market

    Pro Football Talk "It’s becoming more and more clear that: (1) teams aren’t as interested in running back Adrian Peterson as he expected them to be; and (2) he’s starting to get a little frustrated about that. There’s no other way to explain his father’s decision to vent regarding the decision of the Vikings to..." March 08

  • Adrian Peterson Reportedly Wants to Play for Raiders, Seahawks

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly identified a pair of Super Bowl contenders he'd like to play for now that the NFL's legal tampering period has opened. Citing a source close to Peterson, NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported on Tuesday that the 31-year-old's "desirable..." March 07

  • Adrian Peterson To Consider Pats Discount?

    Pro Football Rumors "Pending free agent running back Adrian Peterson would “consider” taking a below-market deal in order to sign with the Patriots, a source tells Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. Peterson will hit the open market on Thursday after the Vikings declined his 2017 option. The Patriots typically..." March 07

  • Adrian Peterson seeking too much money

    Yardbarker "Adrian Peterson knew he was never going to make anything close to the $14 million that the Minnesota Vikings originally had him on the books for in 2017, but does the 31-year-old still think he should be one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL? According to Mike Florio of Pro Football..." March 05

  • Packers Columnist Believes Adrian Peterson Beat His Son Until His Scrotum Bled Because of Slavery

    Packers News "Note to readers: A paragraph in an earlier version of Pete Dougherty’s column that included a reference to Peterson’s punishment of his 4-year-old son being connected to America’s history of slavery was removed. It was poorly reasoned and insensitive. We apologize to all readers who were..." March 03