Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Giants coach on Adrian Peterson: “Never say never”

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants were one of the first teams Adrian Peterson started flirting with, even before the Vikings let him go. And it appears there’s at least some interest on their part. Giants coach Ben McAdoo was asked specifically Tuesday whether they’d have interest in adding the 32-year-old running..." March 28

  • Reporter says Giants ‘would not go near’ Adrian Peterson

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Giants seem like they are in need of backfield help after they released veteran running back Rashad Jennings, and there has been some speculation that they could kick the tires on Adrian Peterson. According to one reporter, there’s no chance of that happening. Gary Meyers of the..." March 26

  • Adrian Peterson says he's 'in no rush' to find his next team

    CBS Sports "Adrian Peterson, recently cast aside by the Minnesota Vikings, is still on the open market. Recent reports have indicated that Peterson is simply asking for too much money on his next contract ( approximately $8 million in the first season ), leading teams to stay away. Friday evening,..." March 25

  • Adrian Peterson says 'it's not all about the money'

    ESPN "Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter early Saturday morning in to say he's "in no rush" to sign with a new team. Peterson, who ranks 16th in NFL history with 11,747 rushing yards, became an unrestricted free agent on March 9 after the Vikings decided not to pick..." March 25

  • Here's how much money Adrian Peterson reportedly wants on his next contract

    CBS Sports "Adrian Peterson was set to count $18 million against the Minnesota Vikings’ cap during the 2017, so the Vikings decided shortly before free agency opened to cut their ties with one of the best players in the franchise’s history. Nearly a month later, Peterson is still sitting on the open market,..." March 24

  • NFL scout says Adrian Peterson ‘a glorified fullback’

    Bleacher Report "In a society where attention spans are so short, it's easy to forget, wait, what was I saying—oh yes—it's easy to forget just how good Adrian Peterson was. How devastating. How powerful. How nearly unprecedented. There was a time when Peterson would never have entered the free-agent market..." March 24

  • Packers passed on meeting with Adrian Peterson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Packers considered bringing in free agent RB Adrian Peterson for a visit, but elected to pass on a potential meeting. Two NFL sources tell Fowler that they believe Peterson is still a free agent because his initial asking price was too high. Ben..." March 24

  • Packers ‘have some interest’ in Adrian Peterson

    Sportsnaut "Adrian Peterson hasn’t received much interest around the league since free agency kicked off, but one team could be looking at him with interest. “The Green Bay Packers have some interest in a visit with Peterson, but it’s believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock..." March 23

  • Hall of famer Cris Carter says Adrian Peterson reached ‘expiration date’ on Vikings

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Cris Carter said Saturday that Adrian Peterson simply reached his “expiration date’’ with the Vikings. With Minnesota having signed Latavius Murray, general manager Rick Spielman said Thursday the star running back would not be brought back as a free agent after 10 seasons. Now, Peterson..." March 19

  • Cordarrelle Patterson already recruiting Adrian Peterson to the Raiders

    Sportsnaut "Cordarrelle Patterson has signed with the Oakland Raiders and took to Twitter, asking for Adrian Peterson — his now former Minnesota Vikings teammate — to join him. Patterson has yet to play a game with the Raiders. But since he signed in Oakland, his experience has been overwhelmingly..." March 18

  • Adrian Peterson reportedly ‘remains a possibility’ for Raiders

    Larry Brown Sports "Latavius Murray has left a vacancy in the Oakland Raiders’ backfield by signing with the Minnesota Vikings, and there is some speculation that it could be filled by the man Murray is replacing in 2017. Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson of ESPN reported on Friday that signing Adrian Peterson..." March 17

  • Vikings GM says Adrian Peterson will not return to team

    Yardbarker "Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman made official on Thursday what many speculated for weeks, if not longer: Adrian Peterson will not return to the team. The Vikings took the first step towards moving on from Peterson when they declined the running back’s option for 2017, which would have paid..." March 16

  • Latavius Murray 'not here to replace' Adrian Peterson "Latavius Murray landing with the Vikings signals the end of Adrian Peterson's storied run in Minnesota. Murray, though, has no plans to erase the memory of one of the game's finest running backs. "There wasn't a thought in my mind to try and wear or ask for the #28. I have too much respect..." March 16

  • Vikings’ addition of Latavius Murray likely marks the end of Adrian Peterson

    ALL 22 "Overnight, while most people were sleeping, the Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of 27-year-old running back Latavius Murray. The timing of the announcement was intriguing. Minnesota’s crack of dawn memo possibly ends Adrian Peterson’s 10-year run with the Vikings. The team made the move..." March 16

  • This is how far Adrian Peterson has plummeted

    New York Post "The Seahawks prefer a bloated running back coming off season-ending ankle surgery, with a history of choosing food over football, to one of the greatest tailbacks ever to play the game. With various running back options to choose from, Seattle chose Eddie Lacy — weighing in at more than 20..." March 14

  • Adrian Peterson finished with Seahawks visit

    Pro Football Talk "Adrian Peterson has wrapped up his first visit as a free agent. Peterson arrived in Seattle on Sunday for a meeting with the Seahawks that stretched into Monday before wrapping up. Josina Anderson of ESPN reported on Monday evening that Peterson was on his way out of the city. He’s the..." March 13

  • Seahawks “Focusing” On Adrian Peterson & Eddie Lacy

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post reports that the Seahawks are focusing on free agent running backs Eddie Lacy and Adrian Peterson and remain committed to signing a veteran running back. Seattle has already met with Lacy and is reportedly hosting Peterson for a visit today. Beyond that,..." March 12

  • Adrian Peterson scheduled to meet with Seahawks in his first visit of free agency

    CBS Sports "After sitting out the first three days of free agency, it looks like Adrian Peterson is finally ready to find out what he’s worth on the open market. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that Peterson is scheduled to meet with the Seahawks this week in what will be his first visit..." March 12

  • Adrian Peterson's biggest problem heading into free agency: No one wants him

    CBS Sports "The NFL free agency period doesn’t begin until Thursday, but Adrian Peterson already seems to have a small problem: No one seems to be interested in him. Peterson will definitely end up signing somewhere, but right now, it doesn’t look like he’ll end up with one of the teams that’s on his free..." March 09

  • Seahawks have no immediate interest in signing Peterson

    USA Today "Adrian Peterson’s father says the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders are his son’s two most likely destinations. But Peterson might have to wait awhile to land in either spot. A person with knowledge of the Seahawks’ thinking told USA TODAY Sports that they have no immediate interest in..." March 08

  • Adrian Peterson is struggling to accept the limits of his market

    Pro Football Talk "It’s becoming more and more clear that: (1) teams aren’t as interested in running back Adrian Peterson as he expected them to be; and (2) he’s starting to get a little frustrated about that. There’s no other way to explain his father’s decision to vent regarding the decision of the Vikings to..." March 08

  • Adrian Peterson Reportedly Wants to Play for Raiders, Seahawks

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly identified a pair of Super Bowl contenders he'd like to play for now that the NFL's legal tampering period has opened. Citing a source close to Peterson, NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported on Tuesday that the 31-year-old's "desirable..." March 07

  • Adrian Peterson To Consider Pats Discount?

    Pro Football Rumors "Pending free agent running back Adrian Peterson would “consider” taking a below-market deal in order to sign with the Patriots, a source tells Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. Peterson will hit the open market on Thursday after the Vikings declined his 2017 option. The Patriots typically..." March 07

  • Adrian Peterson seeking too much money

    Yardbarker "Adrian Peterson knew he was never going to make anything close to the $14 million that the Minnesota Vikings originally had him on the books for in 2017, but does the 31-year-old still think he should be one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL? According to Mike Florio of Pro Football..." March 05

  • Packers Columnist Believes Adrian Peterson Beat His Son Until His Scrotum Bled Because of Slavery

    Packers News "Note to readers: A paragraph in an earlier version of Pete Dougherty’s column that included a reference to Peterson’s punishment of his 4-year-old son being connected to America’s history of slavery was removed. It was poorly reasoned and insensitive. We apologize to all readers who were..." March 03

  • Raiders To Wait & See What Happens With Latavius Murray Before Considering Adrian Peterson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason Cole of B/R reports that it’s unlikely the Raiders will move quickly to try to sign veteran RB Adrian Peterson at the start of free agency. According to Cole, the Raiders waiting to see if fellow free agent RB Latavius Murray returns. Beyond that, Cole says that the Raiders like their..." March 02

  • Giants not expected to be in Adrian Peterson sweepstakes

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants may have more interesting moves in them this offseason, but it's unlikely Adrian Peterson will be one of them. The Giants are not expected to be serious suitors for the future Hall of Fame running back, an individual with knowledge of Peterson's situation told NJ Advance Media here..." March 02

  • Rick Spielman says conversation with Adrian Peterson was 'very positive'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After chatting with a few local reporters here in Indianapolis this morning, GM Rick Spielman playfully bet us one dollar that the first question of his official podium press conference at the scouting combine would be about running back Adrian Peterson, whose option will not be picked up. It..." March 02

  • Giants will look at Adrian Peterson

    Pro Football Talk "Well before he was released from the Vikings, running back Adrian Peterson mentioned the Giants as a team that he might like to play for in the event he left Minnesota. That comment was revisited recently when Peterson tweeted about the Giants making “interesting moves” early in the offseason,..." March 01

  • Adrian Peterson: “Door is still open” to return to Minnesota

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings clearly weren’t ready to pay Adrian Peterson $18 million next year. But he’s not ruling out the possibility that they might pay him something. Peterson sent a statement to Josina Anderson of ESPN suggesting he’s still open to the possibility of a return to Minnesota. “It’s..." March 01

  • Cowboys not a fit for Adrian Peterson, unlikely to sign any big names

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Online gambling site Bovada gives 11 teams odds for signing Adrian Peterson. The Cowboys aren’t among them and for good reason: They are not in pursuit of the veteran running back. Executive vice president Stephen Jones wouldn’t comment on Peterson on Tuesday, because Peterson remains under..." March 01

  • Former Giants offensive coordinator thinks they’ll be interested in Adrian Peterson

    Pro Football Talk "As running back Adrian Peterson has been openly flirting with the Giants, the Giants have given no indication as to whether they are or aren’t interested. Former Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride believes that the Giants will be interested. Appearing on PFT Live, Gilbride said that he..." February 28

  • Raiders To Pursue Adrian Peterson?

    Pro Football Rumors "Now that the Vikings have declined Adrian Peterson‘s option for 2017, the running back is free to seek employment elsewhere. A person close to the veteran says that the Raiders could be his landing spot, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press tweets. The Raiders must address their running back..." February 28

  • Cowboys to pursue Adrian Peterson to pair with Ezekiel Elliott

    Sportsnaut "One of the greatest running backs in NFL history working alongside one of the most-talented young running backs we have seen come down the pike in some time. To quote Angels in the Outfied, “it could happen.” According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Dallas Cowboys are going to pursue..." February 28

  • Adrian Peterson: “Door is still open” to return to Minnesota

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings clearly weren’t ready to pay Adrian Peterson $18 million next year. But he’s not ruling out the possibility that they might pay him something. Peterson sent a statement to Josina Anderson of ESPN suggesting he’s still open to the possibility of a return to Minnesota. “It’s..." February 28

  • Raiders are ‘very strong candidate’ to land Adrian Peterson

    Sportsnaut "Running back Adrian Peterson will be a free agent heading into 2017. News headlines have been filled with various teams that could reach out to Peterson in the upcoming days. It would appear that the Oakland Raiders are a surprise candidate to land the 31 year-old veteran running back. The..." February 28

  • Adrian Peterson’s dad won’t rule out son signing with Packers

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Peterson has not ruled out returning to the Minnesota Vikings under a new contract in 2017, and the running back’s father says the team will ultimately be responsible for how the situation turns out. Shortly after the Vikings announced that they are not picking up Peterson’s option for..." February 28

  • Vikings Will Not Exercise 2017 Option on Adrian Peterson's Contract "The Minnesota Vikings announced today the team will not exercise the 2017 option on RB Adrian Peterson’s contract. Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday, March 9. “Adrian is an important part of the Minnesota Vikings organization,” said Vikings General Manager Rick..." February 28

  • Vikings set to meet with Adrian Peterson’s agent next week

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Vikings have an $18 million decision to make between now and the middle of March. It’s somewhat of a potentially dramatic decision that could involve parting ways with one of the best players in franchise history, Adrian Peterson. Coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him play just..." February 25

  • Adrian Peterson is perplexed that people doubt him

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson knows a lot of people doubt he can ever return to his past greatness, but he doesn’t understand why. Peterson told Josina Anderson of ESPN he’s perplexed by that talk. Peterson notes that he has previously recovered from a serious knee injury to have an MVP..." February 24

  • Are Vikings fans ready to move on from Adrian Peterson?

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings have yet to offer running back Adrian Peterson a contract that would pay him less than the $18 million he is due to earn in 2017. It’s unclear whether they will. From a P.R. standpoint, there’s a good reason for the Vikings to make Peterson an offer, even if it’s an offer he..." February 24

  • Vikings GM won’t commit to Adrian Peterson

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Peterson is under contract with the Minnesota Vikings through the 2017 season, but the team has not yet committed to bringing him back. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was noncommittal when asked about Peterson on Thursday. There’s a good chance Peterson has played his last snap..." February 23

  • Don't Overpay Adrian Peterson

    Bleacher Report "Logic indicates Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is going to get worse. Any team under the impression that the soon-to-be 32-year-old can make it a contender should consider that, as well as the fact that, with Peterson at his best, the Vikings won just a single playoff game over the..." February 22

  • Will NFL teams turn their backs on Adrian Peterson?

    Sportsnaut "Short of future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson restructuring his contract to take less cash, one of the greatest players in Minnesota Vikings history will hit free agency next month. It’s a harsh reality for Peterson, who has played in a grand total of 20 games since the end of the..." February 18

  • Adrian Peterson has a lot to prove and no amount of social media flirting will help

    CBS Sports "No amount of tweeting or social media flirting is going to change Adrian Peterson’s reality. There comes a time in the career of every player -- even those once as great as Peterson -- where he discovers that he’s no longer in a position to call his shots and dictate contract terms and exert..." February 18

  • Adrian Peterson tweets cryptic comment about Giants' roster moves

    New York Post "It seems Adrian Peterson can’t get the Giants out of his mind. The former NFL MVP — who told ESPN a few weeks ago that if the Vikings were to release him before next season and he became a free agent he would be interested in joining the Giants — tweeted more love toward Big Blue on..." February 16

  • Adrian Peterson believes he is still best running back in NFL

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Peterson will turn 32 next month, but his confidence remains as high as ever. Peterson joined the NFL Network during Super Bowl week, and he was asked about his future in the league. While he remains unsure if the Minnesota Vikings will want him back because of his $18 million salary cap..." February 09

  • Cowboys reportedly eyeing potential free agent Adrian Peterson

    Sporting News "A couple of weeks ago, potential free agent Adrian Peterson told ESPN he was thinking about three possible landing spots if he becomes a free agent. "New York is one of them that popped up, Tampa Bay. Houston would be a good spot ... I'll just stop there," Peterson said. Now, add a fourth..." February 05

  • Adrian Peterson thinks Teddy Bridgewater will play in 2017

    Sportsnaut "There have been many reports that indicate Teddy Bridgewater could miss the entire 2017 season as he rehabs the knee injury that kept him out all last season. However, based on what Adrian Peterson has seen firsthand, the Minnesota Vikings could get their quarterback back at some point next..." February 04

  • Adrian Peterson’s return to Vikings requires ‘tough analysis,’ owner says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings president and co-owner Mark Wilf said some “tough analysis” must be done about running back Adrian Peterson returning to the team next season. Peterson is under contract for 2017 for $18 million, but there’s no chance he will play for that amount. He either will sign a renegotiated deal..." February 03

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