Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Adrian Peterson: I'd play for Cowboys "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a June telephone call he would like to play for the Cowboys at the end of his tenure with the Vikings, according to an "Outside the Lines" report. "Well, I understand, Adrian," Jones told Peterson during the..." August 28

  • Adrian Peterson: 'This is the offense I've been waiting for' "The gift of being Adrian Peterson is being a freakish athlete with the strongest grip known to man. The curse of being Adrian Peterson? Sometimes the rest of the world doesn't live up to your standards. Peterson's been on some bad Vikings teams since being drafted in 2007 and he's had to carry..." August 27

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    Master Tesfatsion @MasterStrib

    Zimmer said Adrian Peterson won't play vs Cardinals either #Vikings

  • Adrian Peterson talks life changes "Ten months after the death of his son in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he has made some major changes in his life. One of the game's top ballcarriers -- he's run for more than 1,000 yards in six of his seven pro seasons and topped 2,000 yards in..." August 13

  • Adrian Peterson won't play in preseason opener

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he talked to head coach Mike Zimmer about his workload for Friday’s preseason opener against the Raiders. “Maybe 10-15 carries in this game. …I’m joking,” Peterson said. The conversation probably lasted about as long as the quote. Peterson will not..." August 05

  • Adrian Peterson praises versatile Minnesota Vikings offense "Adrian Peterson has played with some great hand-off quarterbacks for the Vikings since entering the league in 2007: Tarvaris Jackson, Kelly Holcomb, Brooks Bollinger, Gus Frerotte, Joe Webb, Christian Ponder, et al. Minnesota's milquetoast collection of signal-callers -- minus Brett Favre's..." July 29

  • Adrian Peterson -- YES, I GOT MARRIED!!! "Adrian Peterson is a married man ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. We spoke to AP's rep who confirms the Minnesota Vikings running back recently tied the knot to girlfriend Ashley Brown. The two were both wearing wedding rings at the Starkey Hearing Foundation gala in Minnesota this weekend" July 22

  • Peterson wants to re-establish running back position "The running back position is being devalued throughout the NFL, but Adrian Peterson would like to be the man to reverse that trend. The Minnesota Vikings back told Dan Pompei, for Sports on Earth, he wants to "beat down the things they are saying about the running back position." Those..." June 26

  • Adrian Peterson muses about Vikings future "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who turned 29 in March, has no plans to be done playing football by the time the Vikings open their new stadium in 2016. He's aware enough of the NFL's business side, though, to know he might not be in Minnesota by that point. Peterson, who has..." June 19

  • Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has empathy for former players suing over meds "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he feels bad for former players who are now suing the NFL over painkillers and other medication given to them during their playing days. Last month, more than 600 players filed suit against the league saying that the NFL obtained and..." June 04

  • Vikings also could be hunting for Peterson backup in draft

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings will look for a possible franchise quarterback in the NFL draft. They also might seek a future key running back. Adrian Peterson will play in 2014, his final season in his 20s. With backup Toby Gerhart having bolted to Jacksonville as a free agent, it's not too early to be thinking..." May 05

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson ready to catch more, rush less

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson expects more receptions and potentially fewer carries in new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's diverse scheme, a trade he is willing to make at this stage of his career. "It's all about winning," Peterson said Thursday during Minnesota's minicamp. "I'm..." May 02

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Zimmer: Adrian's doing fantastic. He practiced yesterday, he's in good spirits. He's doing great.

  • Jim Brown says Vikings' Adrian Peterson could break rushing record

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Jim Brown knows all about being the NFL rushing king. Nobody in history has held the career rushing title longer than Brown having it from 1963-84. Emmitt Smith is the current rushing leader, having set the mark in 2002. But Brown said Vikings star Adrian Peterson one day could top it. "If..." April 24

  • Adrian Peterson backs pay for play "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 "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 "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 "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' "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 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 "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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