Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Raiders in mix to land Adrian Peterson

    Bleacher Report "Adrian Peterson is back. OK. Now what? For the moment, let's not get into whether he should be back—whether a player should be back after he did this to a four-year-old child and showed only cockiness and arrogance, daring his team to release him, when he should have shown contrition. For..." April 18

  • Adrian Peterson reinstated effective Friday by NFL "Adrian Peterson is officially back in the NFL. The NFL announced Thursday that Peterson has been reinstated effective Friday as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings. Peterson was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner Permission List on September 17..." April 17

  • Vikings ought to let Adrian Peterson go to another team

    Denver Post "Adrian Peterson wants out of Minnesota. What began as speculation grew roots when his agent became engaged in a shouting match with Vikings representatives at the NFL combine. An uneasy relationship became exposed and crawls toward divorce. The Vikings continue to maintain that Peterson can..." April 16

  • Asked if he’ll show up to Vikings’ workouts, Peterson says, “We’ll see”

    Pro Football Talk "Adrian Peterson is remaining noncommittal about whether he will remain with the Vikings. Asked by ESPN today whether he will participate in any of the Vikings’ offseason workouts, Peterson said he doesn’t know. “We’ll see,” he said. “I haven’t even been reinstated yet.” Peterson was in..." April 13

  • Adrian Peterson ‘Highly Unlikely’ to Face Further Suspension

    Black Sports Online "With Adrian Peterson’s reinstatement meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell in the rear-view mirror, questions still remain regarding his future with the Vikings. One thing we do know is that Peterson is unlikely to face further sanctions from the league. Ian Rapoport told NFL Total Access on..." April 08

  • Source: Peterson takes issue with NFL-mandated counseling program

    Fox Sports "Adrian Peterson walked into the NFL offices in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, presumably prepared to speak about the lessons he's learned over the past year and about how he's changed the ways he disciplines his children. The question is whether that sentiment, along with court-appointed..." April 07

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will meet with @NFL this week to discuss reinstatement, source said. He’s eligible to be considered on April 15.

  • Report: Adrian Peterson’s “Dream Scenario” is the Cowboys

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is set to meet with the NFL this week, and there’s a good chance he will be reinstated off the Commissioner’s Exempt List by April 15. Whenever Peterson is reinstated, the conversation will quickly turn to where he’s going to play in 2015. By now..." April 06

  • Adrian Peterson to meet with NFL about reinstatement "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said at last month's NFL Annual Meeting that he was still awaiting clarity from the league before he could move forward with star running back Adrian Peterson. He will be getting his wish soon. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Peterson will meet with..." April 06

  • Does Romo restructure pave the way for Adrian Peterson?

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has agreed to restructure his contract to give the team more salary cap space, and already there has been speculation about Romo’s new deal freeing up room to acquire Adrian Peterson. Pro Football Talk reports that Romo’s restructure has created an..." April 02

  • Agent's Take: Everything you need to know about trading Adrian Peterson "The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson are currently at a stalemate. Peterson wants out of Minnesota while the Vikings have no plans to trade or release him at this time. Much of the 2012 NFL MVP's displeasure reportedly is with team executive Kevin Warren, who was promoted from general..." April 01

  • Zimmer, again: 'We have no plans to trade Adrian'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mike Zimmer, speaking at the NFL owners meetings this morning, reiterated the Vikings’ stance that they expect disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson to play for them this season. Zimmer also clarified a comment he made to Pro Football Talk earlier in the offseason, saying, “I never once said..." March 25

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    Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

    Adrian Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, met with Vikings last night, per @RapSheet on NFL Total Access. No resolution.

  • Report: Cowboys Interested in Adrian Peterson

    Sportsnaut "The saga of one Adrian Peterson continues. Fresh off Peterson’s agent indicating publicly that it’s not in the best interest of his client to return to the Minnesota Vikings in 2015, comes this piece of information from ESPN’s Jane McManus indicating that the Dallas Cowboys are looking at Peterson..." March 24

  • Adrian Peterson Rode A Camel Into His Birthday Party

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Filed under things you don't see everyday, Adrian Peterson apparently rode a camel into his 30th birthday party over the weekend. Peterson turned 30 on Saturday. On the field, he has a hill to climb against the history of NFL running backs who fall off that 'statistical cliff.' There is some..." March 23

  • Adrian Peterson reportedly wants to play for another team

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Peterson wants to play for a new team, according to a report. ESPN’s Ben Goessling reported Friday that he has been told Peterson “wants to play elsewhere.” This should not at all come as a surprise. Peterson has said in public comments that he thought a fresh start might be best for..." March 23

  • Report: Vikings inform Adrian Peterson’s agent they will not cut him

    Pro Football Talk "While many things remain uncertain regarding the playing possibilities for Adrian Peterson next season, one potential option now appears to be firmly off the table. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman informed Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, that they..." March 20

  • Peterson trade to Arizona could soon be negotiated in Arizona

    Pro Football Talk "If, as it appears, running back Adrian Peterson wants a fresh start and if, as is now obvious, the Vikings won’t release Peterson from the final three years of his contract, the options for Peterson are simple: (1) play for the Vikings; (2) play for no one; (3) hope for a trade. Within a week,..." March 19

  • Adrian Peterson to Cardinals? Lots of talk, no action

    Arizona Republic "The prospect of running back Adrian Peterson becoming a Cardinal has a lot in common with the new ceiling fan on my patio. I started talking about both a couple of weeks ago, yet neither one has moved in that time. Peterson is still a Viking. The ceiling fan is still in the box. Over the..." March 17

  • Is a Peterson-for-Fitzgerald trade still possible?

    Pro Football Talk "The revised contract given by the Cardinals to receiver Larry Fitzgerald contains a no-trade clause. Which means Fitzgerald won’t be traded. Unless he’s willing to be. In announcing the new deal at the Scouting Combine, the Cardinals were unequivocal in their position that Fitzgerald will..." March 16

  • Cowboys waiting on DeMarco Murray to sign to trade for Adrian Peterson?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys may end up losing DeMarco Murray over the next several days, but they reportedly have their sights set on Plan B if a deal can’t be reached. In fact, some believe Plan B may actually be Plan A at this point. Peter King of The Monday Morning Quarterback reports that Peterson..." March 11

  • Report: Adrian Peterson met with Vikings officials Monday

    The Score "With decisions to be made on his future in the NFL, running back Adrian Peterson continued discussions with members of the Minnesota Vikings' front office this week. Peterson reportedly traveled to New York on Monday, where he met with owners Zygi and Mark Wilf, as well as general manager Rick..." March 10

  • Vikings not saying much about Peterson meeting

    Pro Football Talk "After Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and G.M. Rick Spielman spent roughly four hours visiting with running back Adrian Peterson on Wednesday, Peterson initially said the meeting went well. He later offered a more detailed — and cryptic — explanation that fueled speculation he still wants out of..." March 05

  • Vikings, Adrian Peterson meet for more than 4 hours Wednesday

    The Score "The dialogue has started between the Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson. Peterson said a meeting with head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman went well, and kept the discussions private, other than this short statement to ESPN. "I appreciate Rick (Spielman) and Coach..." March 05

  • Source: Vikings flying to meet with Peterson "Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman will fly to Texas on Wednesday to meet with Adrian Peterson at his home outside Houston, a league source told's Ben Goessling. Peterson's wife, Ashley, will also be in attendance for the meeting, in which Zimmer and Spielman will..." March 04

  • Sources: Amid open dialogue with Vikes, Adrian Peterson would consider deal restructuring to facilitate trade

    Yahoo! Sports "While Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues to have an open dialogue with the franchise about his future, he has pondered potential trade destinations and would consider a contract restructure if a deal becomes necessary, sources have told Yahoo Sports. Peterson's father,..." March 03

  • Let's pump the brakes on Adrian Peterson to Colts

    Indianapolis Star "It sounds like a splendid scenario if you're an Indianapolis Colts fan. Who wouldn't want Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wearing a horseshoe on his helmet? He's one of the best running backs of his generation, the Colts have an anemic running game and Peterson would..." March 01

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    In important news, the @NFL is expected to appeal the Adrian Peterson ruling handed down by Judge Doty. Explanation coming online.

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    Chris Tomasson @christomasson

    If Vikings were to trade Adrian Peterson, his dad Nelson said he's heard "rumors" of possible teams being interested: Arizona, Indy, Dallas

  • Federal judge agrees with NFLPA, overturns Adrian Peterson's suspension

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A federal judge has sided with Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson and the NFL Players Union in determining Thursday that the league’s arbitrator exceeded his authority by suspending the star running back. " February 26

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Minnesota's decision on Adrian Peterson now will not wait until his reinstatement April 15. Clock starts running now.

  • Adrian Peterson’s Agent Says “He’ll Never” Play For Vikings Again

    Larry Brown Sports "The relationship between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings could be going south in a hurry, and an event that reportedly took place at the NFL Scouting Combine last week may have been proof of that. According to Jason La Canfora of, Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, got into a..." February 23

  • Vikings unlikely to be big spenders in NFL free agency

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings sound as if they aren’t going to be big spenders in free agency. Coach Mike Zimmer’s preference is to build a team through the draft. “When I was in Cincinnati and a lot of places, we would kind of go for the lower-end free agents and coach them up and hope they fit in our..." February 20

  • Peterson uneasy of Vikes return "While the Minnesota Vikings have tried to pave the way for Adrian Peterson's return to the team through numerous comments from top officials in the last week, the running back remains undecided about his future with the team. Peterson told ESPN on Thursday night he is "still uneasy" about the..." February 20

  • Vikings GM Spielman strongly supports Adrian Peterson's return

    USA Today "Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman offered the strongest statement yet on the future of Adrian Peterson, saying Wednesday morning he expects the banished star to be a part of the team. Spielman's remarks came days after Vikings owner/president Mark Wilf offered public support of..." February 18

  • Vikings want to keep Peterson

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Consider, too, that wide receiver Greg Jennings carries an $11 million cap number next season. Which one seems more egregious, his or Peterson’s? Jennings should be in line for a contract restructuring this offseason. The organization is not allowed to have contact with Peterson until his legal..." February 15

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Kevin Warren on a conference call with a few reporters right now. Said he would welcome Peterson back with open arms.

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Mark Wilf says #Vikings would love to have Adrian Peterson back, if he takes care of things with the NFL.

  • First hearing on Adrian Peterson's lawsuit against NFL held in Minneapolis on Friday

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The tussle over Adrian Peterson’s suspension from the National Football League will play out Friday for the first time in a Minneapolis courtroom. The NFL Players Association is suing the league in federal court on behalf of the Minnesota Vikings star running back, who was suspended nearly..." February 06

  • Larry Fitzgerald on Adrian Peterson: 'He deserves to be back on the field'

    Sporting News "Larry Fitzgerald is upset Adrian Peterson has not been reinstated by the NFL. The Cardinals receiver spoke with the Pioneer Press about the Vikings running back he calls "my brother." He said Peterson should be reinstated following his suspension for a child-abuse incident. "He's served his..." February 03

  • Report: A half-dozen teams have done background work on Adrian Peterson

    Sportress of Blogitude "Adrian Peterson definitely will be suiting up for an NFL team next season after missing all but one game last season due to his legal issues. It’s only a matter of which one. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that according to league sources, a half-dozen teams — by his count — reportedly have..." January 30

  • Adrian Peterson Trade or Release To Cowboys, Raiders, Patriots, Dolphins?

    Sports World Report "The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson could be headed for a split at some point in the future once Peterson returns from suspension, as he is getting paid a high salary and despite Mike Zimmer wanting him to return, the team looks at his trade or release, the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders,..." January 28

  • Spielman wants Peterson back for Vikings

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Echoing earlier sentiments of his head coach, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said the team wants Adrian Peterson to return to Minnesota once the suspended running back is eligible to apply for reinstatement on April 15. “I don’t know if there’s a team in the NFL that wouldn’t want Adrian..." January 15

  • Adrian Peterson lawsuit set for next month

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association's lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of banished Vikings star Adrian Peterson is scheduled to reach federal court next month in Minnesota. The case is on the docket of U.S. District Court Judge David S. Doty at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6, Doty's office said Monday. The NFLPA..." January 06

  • Zimmer's time with Peterson brief, but he is in RB's 'corner'

    Fox Sports North "Before meeting with reporters Tuesday for his season-ending press conference, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer started watching tape of the offense as he begins evaluation of players for the offseason. In particular, Zimmer started with Week 1's win against the St. Louis Rams. Running..." December 30

  • Adrian Peterson Claims NFL Exec Promised Him 2-Game Suspension (Audio)

    Black Sports Online "ABC’s Good Morning America has released a scathing audio provided by Adrian Peterson that allegedly has former NFL players and current league executive, Troy Vincent, promising Peterson his suspension will only be two games. At his appeal, Peterson claimed Vincent, the league’s executive vice..." December 15

  • NFLPA sues NFL in Peterson case "The NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit against the NFL in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, challenging an arbitrator's decision made Friday to uphold Adrian Peterson's suspension by the league. The lawsuit comes as ABC News has obtained a recording of the Nov. 12 phone call between..." December 15

  • Peterson to NFL exec: 'How much more you all want'

    CSN Philly "Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he'd already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case..." December 15

  • Peterson: How did Rice get reinstated before me?

    SB Nation "Running back Adrian Peterson believes the NFL handled his suspension and appeal "absolutely wrong," according to an interview with ESPN. Peterson gave a lengthy statement after his appeal of a suspension for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy was denied Friday. After saying..." December 14

  • Adrian Peterson Could Be On Field By Start Of 2015 Season

    Daily Norseman "The speculation had been that if Peterson's suspension was upheld, he would be suspended for the final three games of this season and the first three games of next season as well. However, it appears that if Peterson is reinstated to the league on 15 April (the first date he is eligible to be..." December 14