Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Adrian Peterson already feels rejuvenated with Cardinals

    Fanrag Sports "Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson turned back the clock during his first game with his new team on Sunday, rushing for 134 yards and scoring a pair of touchdowns in his debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Peterson was notably traded to the Cardinals from the New Orleans Saints..." October 16

  • Saints trade RB Adrian Peterson to Cardinals for conditional draft pick

    ESPN "The Arizona Cardinals got the help they needed in their run game. Arizona traded a conditional pick to the New Orleans Saints for running back Adrian Peterson on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini. The Cardinals' running game has been a major weakness for them since David Johnson..." October 10

  • Multiple teams reportedly believe Adrian Peterson is on the trade block for Saints

    CBS Sports "The Adrian Peterson-Saints marriage has gotten off to a rocky start. Back in April it seemed like a glorious fit, with Peterson prepared to pair up with another future Hall of Famer in Drew Brees to give the Saints offense some real balance. Four weeks in, Peterson has gained more headlines for..." October 08

  • Saints RB coach: Just a matter of time before Adrian Peterson has success

    Pro Football Talk "Through his first four games as a member of the Saints, there’s been little sign that running back Adrian Peterson has a lot of juice left in the tank. Peterson has 27 carries for 81 yards, including four yards on four carries against the Dolphins last week, and the Saints have had more success..." October 05

  • Adrian Peterson puts hands together to pray during national anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Saints followed through with their plan to kneel before the playing of the national anthem and stand during it in London on Sunday, and Adrian Peterson did something slightly different from the rest of his teammates. Peterson linked arms with other Saints players, but he also..." October 01

  • Adrian Peterson misses practice with tweaked knee "Will Adrian Peterson be on the field when New Orleans battles the Dolphins in London? The veteran Saints running back missed Thursday's practice, according to NFL Network's James Palmer, who is stationed across the sea. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Peterson "tweaked his..." September 28

  • Payton: We didn't discuss featured role for Peterson "Following a New Orleans Saints season opener in which Adrian Peterson saw just nine snaps and six carries for 18 yards, the question heading into a Week 2 tussle versus the New England Patriots is how much the running back will see the field. With Peterson, Mark Ingram and pass-catching rookie..." September 17

  • Adrian Peterson has no issue with Sean Payton, will not be traded

    Larry Brown Sports "It took only one game for speculation to run rampant that Adrian Peterson is unhappy in New Orleans, but all indications are that the so-called “rift” between the star running back and Saints coach Sean Payton has been overblown. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Peterson and Payton..." September 17

  • Adrian Peterson 'didn't sign up for nine snaps' but laughs at Payton sideline exchange

    The Advocate "Adrian Peterson can laugh now at some of the memes that popped up on the Internet after a sideline exchange between the veteran running back and head coach Sean Payton. One in particular, depicting Peterson as Denzel Washington's character from Training Day, still gets the running back..." September 15

  • Adrian Peterson: Exchange with Sean Payton about running routes

    ESPN "Adrian Peterson says a first-half sideline exchange Monday night with coach Sean Payton was simply Peterson suggesting the New Orleans Saints run the ball up the middle, which they then did. At first, Peterson said the brief exchange, video of which circulated on the internet during the game,..." September 12

  • Adrian Peterson with the Saints is new, strange and full of expectancy

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Adrian Peterson was running a wheel route 30 yards downfield with two defenders blanketing him when Drew Brees launched the ball. What the … ? “Yeah, that’s not the first thing we think of when looking at Adrian’s skill set,” Saints coach Sean Payton joked after a practice with the Texans a..." September 04

  • Adrian Peterson to sit out Saints' preseason game vs. Browns on Thursday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are eager to see how running back Adrian Peterson looks in game action, but the team and droves of curious fans reportedly won't find out Thursday. Peterson will not play in the preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns, according to an ESPN report. Coach Sean..." August 10

  • Adrian Peterson trying to be more conscious about diet by going '80-20 vegan'

    The Advocate "Adrian Peterson couldn't help himself. A couple of days ago, Peterson was passing by a Church's Chicken, and the fast-food restaurant started calling to him. Peterson, who's been trying to watch what he eats, succumbed to the craving. "That three-piece looked so good," Peterson said...." August 06

  • Prepare for AP 2.0: 'He Is Still Going to Be in That Upper 1 Percent'

    Bleacher Report "It was late April, time for Adrian Peterson to make a decision about his future. He was back home in Houston after a free-agent visit to New Orleans. He was praying for a sign. Saints? Patriots? Seahawks? Another team? Then one day he was looking for a duffel bag in his home office. Things..." July 11

  • Adrian Peterson makes potent Saints offense even more dangerous

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints meet, it is not a pretty sight for football purists. On average, NFL teams each scored 22.7 points in a game during the 2016 season, according to Pro Football Reference. Since the Packers and Saints hired Mike McCarthy and Sean Payton as head..." July 10

  • How much of an impact will Adrian Peterson have on NFC South?

    ESPN "The buzz surrounding Adrian Peterson grew even more deafening around New Orleans Saints camp this spring with each powerful step the 32-year-old running back took on the practice field. "I'm amazed, honestly. Seeing him just take off his first few steps are as explosive as I've ever seen by a..." July 04

  • Saints' Adrian Peterson enjoying New Orleans cuisine despite shellfish allergy

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Adrian Peterson won't let a seafood allergy alter his New Orleans experience. The New Orleans Saints running back knows he's allergic to scallops, and he's had bad experiences with shrimp. But, as he samples the cuisine in his new city, Peterson said he's still planning on eating shellfish when..." June 20

  • Drew Brees on Adrian Peterson signing: ‘This is our window’

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Saints have not been hiding their excitement over the signing of future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson. All reports from Saints camp regarding the 32-year-old veteran have been positive. Despite missing all but three games with a knee injury last season, there’s a..." June 17

  • Adrian Peterson says one thing about his scouting report is completely wrong

    CBS Sports "For the first 10 years of his NFL career, Adrian Peterson played in an offense that was basically designed around him. After drafting Peterson in 2007, the Vikings mostly ran a power run game that lived or died with their big running back. However, that won't be the case in New Orleans. With..." June 16

  • Adrian Peterson fires back at critics who say he can’t catch

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Peterson has never been known as a pass-catching back, but the seven-time Pro Bowler doesn’t appreciate when people say that is due to his inability to catch a football. On Wednesday, Peterson said he finds it humorous when people say he can’t catch. “It’s always funny to me. … It’s..." June 15

  • Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson helping each other

    ESPN "Adrian Peterson’s new teammates with the New Orleans Saints have marveled at how the 32-year-old running back looks like the “same old” Adrian Peterson. But the guy who will be sharing the backfield with Peterson has insisted that he’ll keep being the same old Mark Ingram. “It doesn't..." June 12

  • 'Same old' Adrian Peterson off to good start at Saints practice

    ESPN "John Kuhn spent nine years with the Green Bay Packers before he joined the New Orleans Saints last summer. So perhaps more than anyone else in New Orleans, Kuhn appreciates sharing a locker room and a practice field with former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. “Strange? It’s..." May 26

  • 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