Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Adrian Peterson backs pay for play

    ESPN.com "As the debate about whether the NCAA should pay college athletes continues, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson offered his strongest comments yet Wednesday in favor of players receiving compensation. Peterson said players "are the ones making these universities money" and surmised..." April 09

  • Peterson lobbies for Vikings to sign QB Vick

    ESPN.com "As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to head out into the free agent market to find a veteran quarterback, their franchise player has some ideas about what they should do next. Running back Adrian Peterson is interested in the team bringing Michael Vick to Minnesota to be the next starting..." March 07

  • Vikings expect Adrian Peterson to be ready for first minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is recovering from groin surgery, his third offseason operation in as many years, but the Vikings aren’t worried his availability for the first minicamp of the offseason in April. Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that Peterson is “doing great” in his rehab from..." February 21

  • Norv Turner sees balanced offense with plenty of Adrian Peterson

    Fox Sports North "Well before Norv Turner became the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator, he knew all about his new team's offensive star, Adrian Peterson. One picture on the wall in Winter Park, the team's headquarters, reminds Turner of everything he needs to know about Peterson. Turner was in the..." February 14

  • Peterson says he's recovering from surgery

    ESPN.com "Eight days after groin surgery, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is making the rounds in New York City before the Super Bowl. He's been conducting interviews for a handful of promotions, headlined a Super Bowl party earlier this week and is hosting a comedy show featuring Chris..." February 01

  • Adrian Peterson 'is not going anywhere,' GM says

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If there are any rumors out there about Adrian Peterson being traded, Rick Spielman has quashed them. The Vikings general manager was asked in an interview with Pro Football Talk host Mike Florio what might happen if the star running back asked to be dealt. Spielman wasted no time in his..." January 25

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Update from earlier: The typical recovery period for the groin surgery Adrian Peterson is having this morning is "4 to 6 weeks," per source.

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson will have groin repaired

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Adrian Peterson is headed for groin surgery, although it appears it won't interfere with next season, ESPN reported Wednesday night the Vikings' star running back met Wednesday with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia, where it was determined surgery is necessary and soon will be done. The..." January 23

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Update: I've also learned that #Vikings RB Adrian Peterson needs & has opted for surgery on his groin in the very near future.

  • Adrian Peterson to see specialist about groin injury

    USA Today "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is scheduled to visit Philadelphia-based specialist Dr. William Meyers next week to evaluate his troublesome groin and decide if surgery is needed, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday. The person spoke on..." January 19

  • Vikings say Peterson doubtful for finale

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "It doesn't appear Adrian Peterson will be adding to his list of Metrodome memories. The Vikings' star running back has talked all week about his greatest moments in the building, which will play host Sunday to its final game. But Peterson was listed Friday as doubtful for the season finale..." December 28

  • Peterson could have trouble staying great

    ESPN.com "Even before Friday's news that he would be listed as doubtful for the final game of the Minnesota Vikings' 2013 season, this year would have to qualify as a trying one for Adrian Peterson. The reigning NFL MVP began with talk of breaking Eric Dickerson's season rushing record after falling just 8..." December 27

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    chipscoggins @chipscoggins

    Peterson said he hopes to play Sunday vs. Detroit, but he said he needs to see how he feels next few days.

  • Adrian Peterson wants to play in Metrodome finale

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed Week 15 because of groin and foot injuries and then took to the bench after the first half of Week 16 because there was no point in risking further injury with the Bengals running away with the game. Coach Leslie Frazier said that sitting Peterson for..." December 25

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    chipscoggins @chipscoggins

    Leslie Frazier said Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart won't practice today. Gerhart looks doubtful for Sunday with hamstring injury

  • Vikings Adrian Peterson: 'My body is just not responding'

    ESPN.com "Last Sunday, when coach Leslie Frazier told Adrian Peterson he wouldn't be playing against the Philadelphia Eagles, Peterson was livid. He tried to plead his case to play, told reporters in the Mall of America Field press box that "the decision was taken out of my hands," and when he recalled the..." December 23

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Not playing last week left #Vikings RB Adrian Peterson a little miffed. No worries today. He’s told people he’s playing on that foot injury

  • Vikes' Peterson (foot) says he's 'ready to roll' vs. Bengals

    CBSSports.com "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson , listed as questionable (foot) on the NFL injury report for Sunday's game at Cincinnati, said he was "ready to roll" on Friday. Peterson was inactive vs. the Eagles in Week 15, and was not happy about it, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Peterson,..." December 21

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    chipscoggins @chipscoggins

    Not practicing during part media allowed to watch: Peterson, Rhodes, Asiata and Carlson.

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Xavier Rhodes only #Vikings player who won't practice. Peterson will do some work, Frazier says.

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Frazier said he'd anticipate Peterson being back next week.

  • Report: Players informed Peterson, Gerhart won't play

    CBSSports.com "Vikings players were informed Saturday night that running back Adrian Peterson wouldn't play against the Eagles Sunday, according to Sean Jensen of K-TWIN. That means there will be no matchup of the league's best running backs when the Vikings meet the Eagles and LeSean McCoy. Peterson's..." December 15

  • Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart expected out vs. Eagles

    NFL.com "Minnesota Vikings running backs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart are not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to injury, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday per a source. According to Rapoport, Peterson may still push to play and possibly could even..." December 15

  • No Peterson, Gerhart decision yet

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Vikings hadn't made a decision on Adrian Peterson or Toby Gerhart's status as of Saturday afternoon, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, and it's possible the team will work out one or both injured running backs before Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles...." December 14

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Peterson will be either a Saturday or game-time decision, Frazier says. He's officially questionable.

  • Adrian Peterson, still in walking boot, won't need surgery

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Surgery will not be required on the sprained right foot of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, although he will remain in a walking boot this week, leaving in doubt his status for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Metrodome, a team official confirmed Tuesday. An MRI and a..." December 11

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Per source with knowledge of situation, Adrian Peterson won't need surgery. Unlikely he plays this week, though.

  • Adrian Peterson unlikely for Week 15

    ESPN.com "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not need surgery on his sprained right foot, but is unlikely to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Peterson sustained a mid-foot sprain in the second quarter on Sunday against..." December 10

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    NFL on ESPN @ESPNNFL

    NFL INSIDERS ALERT: Adrian Peterson says MRI on foot reveals no torn ligaments, no Lisfranc injury. He expects to play SUN vs PHI

  • Adrian Peterson has foot sprain

    ESPN.com "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a sprained foot during Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Peterson, who said he is experiencing pain in his mid-foot area, is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday after X-rays were negative. The NFL's reigning MVP said he does not..." December 09

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    Minnesota Vikings @Vikings

    Coach Frazier on Adrian Peterson: "The update is sprained foot so far. No real update on Carlson and Rhodes. I will learn more this week."

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    John Clayton @ClaytonESPN

    Vikings say Adrian Peterson has ankle injury. return questionable.

  • Adrian Peterson muses about playing in Texas

    Pro Football Talk "It’s starting. As the prime years of running back Adrian Peterson’s begin to evaporate, the future Hall of Famer is thinking about the possibility of finishing his career in his home state of Texas. We know that he’s thinking about it, because he’s talking about it. “You know, I’d be a..." December 06

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson passes 10,000-yard mark

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "It's another milestone for Adrian Peterson. The Vikings' star running back Sunday became the third-fastest player in NFL history to gain 10,000 career yards. He did it with a fourth-quarter run against Chicago at the Metrodome. Peterson was playing in his 101st career game. The fastest to..." December 01

  • Adrian Peterson says he'll be 'ready to roll' vs. Bears

    Fox Sports North "Adrian Peterson isn't going to make any big predictions, but he also isn't going to miss a game against the Chicago Bears' league-worst run defense. Peterson, who is second in the league in rushing with 997 yards, returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and is probable for..." November 30

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Adrian Peterson and Greg Jennings both active.

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who's been hobbled, says he's planning to play Sunday vs. #Packers

  • Frazier is "cautiously optimistic" Adrian Peterson can play Sunday

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Backup running back Toby Gerhart remembered earlier this week what it was like to get hit a lot on a Sunday. Stay tuned to see if he will experience the feeling again early next week. Vikings star Adrian Peterson is battling a groin strain. Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday he is "cautiously..." November 21

  • Hobbled Adrian Peterson couldn't make right moves

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Adrian Peterson is not at full strength and it is clearly evident. Bothered by a nagging groin injury, Peterson carried 21 times for 65 yards Sunday against the Seahawks. There were times when it appeared he needed a burst of speed or a quick move to break a long run. But he just didn't appear..." November 18

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson: I want to stay, but someone would want me

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Adrian Peterson said he wants to finish his football career in Minnesota but predicted a team "would welcome me with open arms" if the Vikings ever do try to trade him. After Peterson signed a seven-year, $100 million contract extension in September 2011, his agent, Ben Dogra, told the..." November 15

  • Adrian Peterson wants to finish his career with Vikings

    CBSSports.com "With the recent mini-controversy over the report that Ben Roethlisberger was expected to ask for a trade out of Pittsburgh once the season is over and that the Steelers had fielded offers to swap their franchise quarterback, that immediately commenced much hand-wringing and consternation. Thus,..." November 14

  • When Vikings trail, Peterson disappears

    ESPN.com "For a team that was so unabashedly devoted to Adrian Peterson last season, the Minnesota Vikings have seemed surprisingly unwilling to rely on the reigning NFL MVP the same way this year. The Vikings got to the playoffs last season largely by handing Peterson the ball when everyone knew they were..." October 31

  • Vikings' Peterson has been starving for carries of late

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings are not who we thought they were. Heck, at this point in an out-of-whack season, the Vikings are not who they thought they were, or wanted to be. A run-oriented throwback team built on Adrian Peterson’s “famine, famine, feast” mentality has been more absorbed finding its quarterback..." October 27

  • Hamstring injury made Peterson 'hesitant'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Adrian Peterson revealed today that nagging hamstring tightness in recent weeks caused him to be hesitant when running the ball. Peterson said he bruised his right hamstring about five weeks ago. That gradually caused some tightness which affected the way he ran in recent games. "I feel like..." October 24

  • Peterson misses practice, Greenway limited

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Adrian Peterson did not practice Wednesday while still recovering from his hamstring injury. Peterson carried the ball 13 times against the Giants on Monday but the coaching staff obviously will minimize his workload in practice until he has fully recovered. Josh Freeman (concussion) running back..." October 24

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson knows he needs to do more

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Adrian Peterson had set a goal of rushing for 2500 yards this year. To do that he'll now need to average about 200 yards per game the rest of the season. Obviously that's not going to happen. For now the Vikings running back is just looking for something positive. Peterson gained just 28..." October 22

  • Ray Lewis Thinks A.P. Might Pull a Barry Sanders and Retire Early

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Vikings are wasting Adrian Peterson and those precious legs of his. Ray Lewis noticed this and went so far as to surmise the great running back might be better served pulling a Barry Sanders who stopped running and instead walked away from the game he dominated far before fans..." October 22

  • Vikings’ Peterson was limited during practice today

    Fansided "Adrian Peterson was held out of yesterday’s practice as the Minnesota Vikings are getting set to take on the win-less New York Giants. On top of being held out Peterson was listed as probable for Monday nights game. Today he was able to practice but he was limited to what he was able to do...." October 19

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    Pioneer Press @VikingsNow

    Adrian Peterson (hamstring) A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and LT Matt Kalil (back) did not practice; each expected to return Saturday

  • AP returns to Vikings practice after attending son's funeral

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he missed Wednesday's practice to attend the funeral of his 2-year-old son in Sioux Falls S.D. He also said he doesn't anticipate having to miss any more practice time and that he's been too focused on the death of his son and helping his son's mother to..." October 17