Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Adrian Peterson lists Houston home at $8.5M

    Houston Chronicle "One lucky Houston-area home buyer could soon be sleeping where Adrian Peterson once slept and floating among the trees in his swanky infinity pool. The Minnesota Vikings running back has put his 9-acre estate in The Woodlands on the market for $8.5 million. The hefty price tag will buy you..." June 24

  • Adrian Peterson says 'boring' offseason work could prompt early retirement

    Sporting News "Adrian Peterson said in May he could play until he's 40, but that doesn't necessarily mean he will. The Vikings running back told ESPN this week he might call it quits early to avoid the toll the NFL offseason takes on him. "Training camp, going through the grind, OTAs and all that — that..." June 22

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson hopes to improve from shotgun formation

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It was just one voluntary, unpadded, noncontact practice in late May, but the final team period of Wednesday morning’s organized team activity at Winter Park featured a familiar routine for running back Adrian Peterson. On first and second down of one series of plays, Peterson lined up behind..." May 26

  • Adrian Peterson to attend Vikings OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has said on multiple recent occasions that the demands of training camp ultimately could bring about the end to his career. At least for 2016, he doesn’t have the same attitude about Organized Team Activities. Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press..." May 23

  • Adrian Peterson elaborates on his belief that the Vikings can win it all

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently told Peter King of that Peterson thinks his team can win it all this year. Appearing on Friday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Peterson elaborated on the basis for his belief. “First, it starts up top in the organization and some moving..." May 15

  • Adrian Peterson: Teddy Bridgewater reminds me of Tom Brady

    Pro Football Talk "If the Vikings are going to make good on running back Adrian Peterson’s recent suggestion that the team can win it all this season, the team will need stellar quarterback play from Teddy Bridgewater. Peterson seems to believe that will happen. “His third year in, that’s a moment when a young..." May 14

  • Adrian Peterson on aging: 'My end is going to be better than my beginning'

    CBS Sports "By any reasonable measurement, Adrian Peterson is one of the best running backs of his era, and probably in NFL history. He's led the league in rushing yards three times and rushing touchdowns twice. He's made the Pro Bowl in every season that didn't get cut short due to injury or suspension and..." May 09

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson 'itching' for first preseason run since 2011

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Adrian Peterson hasn’t run the ball in a preseason game since 2011. He would like to change that this summer. The Vikings have been careful not to risk their star running back getting hurt in exhibition play since he suffered a serious knee injury in December 2011. Peterson, though, believes..." May 06

  • Adrian Peterson donating $100K to flood-relief efforts in hometown

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is donating more than $100,000 to relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, after flash flooding destroyed dozens of houses and killed six people there over the weekend. Peterson is partnering with the Salvation Army and will travel to..." May 05

  • Time to pick an Adrian Peterson replacement?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "This time a year ago, the noise surrounding Adrian Peterson was deafening. Despite the Vikings’ insistence, both publicly and privately, that they had no interest in trading the disgruntled running back, trade rumors swirled nationally. There was nothing to them, though, and the Vikings held..." April 20

  • Emmitt Smith: If Adrian Peterson doesn't break rushing record, it's unclear who will

    ESPN "Emmitt Smith has been the NFL’s all-time rushing leader for 13 seasons. If Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson doesn’t break Smith’s record, then who knows when it will ever be broken. “If he doesn’t get it, I don’t know who’s going to get it,” Smith said. “He’s still got a lot of..." February 13

  • Adrian Peterson: I hope Calvin Johnson plays in 2016

    Detroit Free Press "Calvin Johnson and Adrian Peterson were taken five picks apart in the 2007 NFL draft. They arguably have been the two best players in the NFC North the past nine seasons. And as Johnson continues to mull his retirement, his rival with the Minnesota Vikings said he hopes that the Detroit Lions..." February 11

  • Peterson says he's to blame for Vikings' playoff defeat

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Blair Walsh missed a kick that would have given the Vikings a victory over Seattle and a chance to play at Arizona next weekend in the NFC divisional playoffs, but he wasn’t their only player who was very emotional and in tears after the 10-9 loss. Adrian Peterson blamed his fourth-quarter..." January 11

  • Adrian Peterson: Roger Goodell was blind to what I was going through

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has returned to the NFL successfully, leading the league in rushing and leading his team to the playoffs. But he’s still not happy with the way the NFL handled him last year, when he played just one game before he was sidelined and suspended for abusing his..." January 06

  • Adrian Peterson to take pay cut in 2016

    Sporting News "Adrian Peterson may have led the NFL in rushing with 1,485 yards, but that doesn't mean his season was prosperous. The Vikings running back is expected to take a pay cut in 2016 after finishing this season with the fewest rushing yards by a league leader since LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 1,474..." January 05

  • Adrian Peterson sorts out his feelings on fatherhood, forgiveness, loss

    SI "One morning deep into his ninth NFL season, Adrian Peterson exits his house in suburban Minneapolis and climbs into an idling SUV. His home is between holidays, with pumpkins stationed at the door and Christmas lights hung from the gutters. A gold pendant, two hands clasped in prayer, dangles from..." January 05

  • Adrian Peterson still thinks he can have 2,000-yard rushing season

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Vikings ended their season on a fantastic note Sunday night by clinching their first NFC North division title since 2009, but Adrian Peterson is heading into the playoffs feeling “bittersweet.” Why? Because despite leading the NFL in rushing with 1,485 yards, the 30-year-old fell..." January 04