Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • In effort to return to action, Adrian Peterson races against time

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings hope running back Adrian Peterson can make it back before the season ends, after September surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. With exactly one month to go in the regular season, the current thinking is that Peterson could lose his race against time. As one source with..." December 01

  • Mike Zimmer: Adrian Peterson is ‘probably ahead of schedule’

    Larry Brown Sports "Tuesday brought some more good news for those crossing their fingers for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to return to the field before the end of the season. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters that Peterson is progressing well in his recovery from knee..." November 30

  • Adrian Peterson runs on side at Vikings practice "Is Adrian Peterson on his way back? The Vikings All-Pro running back was seen running off to the side at practice Tuesday, NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported. The 31-year-old went through a battery of tests over the weekend that opened the door for this week's advancement. NFL Network..." November 29

  • Adrian Peterson remains on track to return to Vikings this season "When Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in September, he hoped to return in late December before a playoff run. Roughly two months since his surgery, the former NFL MVP remains on track to achieve his goal. According to several people..." November 24

  • Vikings' Xavier Rhodes on Adrian Peterson's rehab: 'He's obviously not human'

    Sporting News "Some bad news for the rest of the NFC North: Adrian Peterson is starting to look like the Adrian Peterson of old. So says one of his Minnesota Vikings teammates who watched part of the star running back’s Tuesday rehabilitation from knee surgery. “He’s doing it at an intense level,” Vikings..." November 23

  • Adrian Peterson return to Minnesota Vikings imminent?

    Tulsa World "SB Nation's Eric J. Thompson writes that when the Minnesota Vikings cut Ronnie Hillman, it left the team with only two healthy running backs —Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata. Does that mean that a certain Oklahoma Sooner is about to return to action? "It’s only pure speculation at this..." November 22

  • Adrian Peterson resumes light running

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings have plenty of problems, 5-4 record notwithstanding. Among them is a rushing attack that is more like a rushing retreat. They’re averaging 2.67 yards per attempt for the season, only 0.3 yards per try more than the lowest full-season average since the Giants churned out 2.64 yards..." November 17

  • Vikings think Adrian Peterson will return in December

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Peterson has become somewhat of a forgotten man in Minnesota as the Vikings have surged to a 5-1 record mostly without him. But the truth is Peterson still could return this season. All Day was placed on injured reserve in September after tearing his meniscus in Week 2. He is eligible to..." November 01

  • With Adrian Peterson in his ear, Vikings’ Jerick McKinnon has solid night

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "When Vikings running back Adrian Peterson went down with a knee injury last month, Jerick McKinnon got another coach. Since being lost at least until December, Peterson has been sending words of inspiration to McKinnon and fellow running back Matt Asiata. On Monday at U.S. Bank Stadium,..." October 04

  • Adrian Peterson’s sole focus for now is getting back

    Pro Football Talk "The Sunday pregame shows featured plenty of chatter about: (1) the Vikings wanting running back Adrian Peterson to stay with the team; and (2) the Vikings undoubtedly not wanting to pay him $18 million in 2017. So what does Peterson want? Per a source with knowledge of Peterson’s thinking,..." September 26

  • Vikings want Adrian Peterson to play entire career in Minnesota "The Minnesota Vikings placed star running back Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday, though both team and player are hopeful for a December return in the event of a playoff run. Surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus was deemed a success, but there's no definitive timetable for his return...." September 25

  • Report claims Vikings teammates "upset" over Peterson surgery decision

    Sportsnaut "Before opting for surgery that will keep him sidelined for the next few months, Adrian Peterson was weighing his options. He could have opted for a riskier procedure that would have gotten him back on the field in potentially a few weeks. But he ended up choosing the best solution for the long..." September 25

  • Adrian Peterson targets rapid return

    USA Today "Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has told people in and around the organization he believes he can be ready to play when he’s eligible to come off injured reserve in eight weeks, people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. However, that timeline is considered optimistic,..." September 24

  • Why the Vikings might be better without Adrian Peterson

    Fox Sports "Adrian Peterson’s credentials and resume are sterling and unquestionable. He’s a bionic force of consistency in a league where the running back is effectively a temp job. Peterson has carried the ball in 122 games in his NFL career, amassing more than 2,400 carries — 722 more carries than the..." September 24

  • Adrian Peterson posts questionable tweet about child abuse

    Total Pro Sports "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who’s out for awhile due to a recent injury, wants to bring awareness to racial injustice in this country much like San Francisco 49ers back-up QB Colin Kaepernick. Although, Peterson meant well – What he shouldn’t have done was post about child..." September 24

  • Vikings place Adrian Peterson on IR "The Vikings have placed running back Adrian Peterson on injured reserve, the team announced Friday. Peterson, 31, suffered a torn meniscus on Sunday, just two games into his 10th pro season. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata filled the void in 2014 when Peterson missed all but one game, and..." September 23

  • Statement From The Vikings Regarding Adrian Peterson's Surgery "Adrian Peterson had a successful lateral meniscus repair this morning. The surgery was performed by team physician Chris Larson at Twin Cities Orthopedics. There were no additional injuries or issues noted in or surrounding the knee joint during the surgical procedure. The rehabilitation process..." September 22

  • Adrian Peterson likely out against Carolina

    ESPN "The Minnesota Vikings are preparing as if running back Adrian Peterson will miss this week's game with the knee injury he suffered on Sunday, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder on Wednesday. Peterson has been provided with multiple options about how to treat what coach Mike Zimmer said..." September 21

  • Here's why it's possible we've seen Adrian Peterson's final game with the Vikings

    CBS Sports "On Sunday, the world saw Adrian Peterson limping towards the locker room, through an area of fans, in the Vikings brand-new stadium. It might have been the last image Vikings fans will ever see of Peterson in purple. On Wednesday, news broke that Peterson, arguably the franchise's greatest..." September 21

  • Adrian Peterson will undergo knee surgery, expected to miss multiple games

    Larry Brown Sports "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is planning to undergo knee surgery this week, and he will likely need multiple weeks to recover. Peterson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he has opted to have surgery and is optimistic it will help his torn meniscus fully heal. Adam Schefter..." September 21

  • Adrian Peterson reportedly has ‘ligament damage’ in knee

    Larry Brown Sports "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a knee injury during Sunday night’s win over the Green Bay Packers, and it sounds like he is dealing with more than a minor tweak. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, initial tests revealed that Peterson has ligament damage in his..." September 19

  • It’s a torn meniscus for Adrian Peterson

    Bring Me The News "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson left Sunday’s win over the Packers with an injury to his right knee, and according to the Vikings it’s a torn meniscus." September 19

  • Mike Zimmer: Peterson’s knee “has calmed down now”

    Pro Football Talk "They’re still awaiting the results of an MRI this morning, but there’s some sense the news on Adrian Peterson could be something other than the worst case scenario. According to Ben Goessling of, those close to the Vikings running back said they hoped he had avoided major injury after..." September 19

  • Adrian Peterson leaves with apparent right leg injury "A poor night for Adrian Peterson just got worse. The Vikings running back has been ruled out of Sunday night's game after suffering a knee injury in the third quarter, per the team. Peterson hopped off the field without putting any weight on his right leg before being helped to the locker..." September 18

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson unsure how many years he has left

    USA Today "Adrian Peterson had trouble sleeping Tuesday night. The Vikings’ star running back is raring to go heading into his 10th NFL season, which begins Sunday against the Titans in Nashville (noon, WZTV-17). “It was kind of like the first day of school, coming in today,” Peterson said, “because..." September 08

  • Vikings may be forced to re-work Adrian Peterson's contract after trading for Sam Bradford

    ESPN "The Minnesota Vikings' trade for Sam Bradford adds a market-rate contract for a starting NFL quarterback to a club that's been mostly shielded from high-dollar QB contracts since Brett Favre left town. The Vikings' small quarterback bills have been a side effect of not having an established..." September 04

  • Adrian Peterson: Spanking incident was ‘blown out of proportion’

    Sportsnaut "Adrian Peterson still doesn’t think that what he did — spanking his child to the point of leaving bloody marks — was all that wrong. Talking about the child abuse incident involving his four-year-old son that led to him getting suspended for all but one game of the 2014 season, the All-Pro..." August 29

  • Norv Turner sees no signs Adrian Peterson is slowing down

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson led the league in rushing attempts last season with 327, marking the first time he’s led the league in that metric and the fourth time that he’s run the ball at least 314 times in a season. Only a handful of running backs 30 or older have run the ball that..." August 24

  • Vikings' Peterson will miss preseason opener

    The Score "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will miss the team's first preseason game, he confirmed to ESPN's Ben Goessling. Peterson suffered a hamstring injury during the offseason but is expected to be fine for the regular-season opener. The reigning rushing champion said that he may..." August 04

  • NFL wins long-standing appeal against Adrian Peterson to collect fine

    SB Nation "Nearly two years after Adrian Peterson's lengthy battle with the NFL and Minnesota Vikings during the 2014 season, the running back is being forced to pay his fine after the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that Roger Goodell was acting within his rights as commissioner to suspend..." August 04

  • Mike Zimmer: RB Adrian Peterson dealing with slight hamstring pull

    ESPN "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a slight hamstring pull while working out the week before the start of training camp, coach Mike Zimmer said Saturday. The NFL's leading rusher in 2015 has missed the team's first two practices, but Zimmer doesn't expect Peterson's injury to be..." July 31

  • Twitter Reminds Adrian Peterson He’s a Child Abuser After He Posts TMNT Pic

    Black Sports Online "What was a pretty silly tweet from Adrian Peterson became a reminder that the internet doesn’t forget anything. Especially when it is about child abuse. " July 28

  • Peterson likely entering last season with Vikings

    Yardbarker "Adrian Peterson proved last season that he is still capable of carrying a full load and being one of the best running backs in the league even on the wrong side of 30. If he is just as productive this season, will that be enough to convince the Minnesota Vikings to keep him on the books for $18..." July 26

  • Are the Vikings phasing Adrian Peterson out of their offense?

    Sportsnaut "In order for the Minnesota Vikings passing game to improve under third-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the team is reportedly planning on him taking more snaps out of the shotgun this season. With a new plan of attack, this could lighten up Adrian Peterson’s workload. The future Hall of..." July 21

  • Adrian Peterson on Teddy Bridgewater: 'When I look in his eyes, I see greatness'

    ESPN "The only NFL game Adrian Peterson has played in his adopted hometown of Houston came on Dec. 23, 2012, when the running back was chasing Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record and the Minnesota Vikings were making a frantic push toward the playoffs. Peterson had more than 100 family and..." July 13

  • Peterson: Vikings' Barr potentially 'the best linebacker to ever play'

    The Score "Adrian Peterson didn't know who linebacker Anthony Barr was when the Minnesota Vikings drafted him ninth overall in 2014, but he sure does now. "Being around him now for a couple years, I've seen some amazing things," Peterson told NFL Network recently. "To be so tall, he comes through and he..." July 08

  • Adrian Peterson selling $8.5 million home

    Sportsnaut "As if we needed any more evidence that professional athletes are living the grand life. With all the money thrown around to NBA players over the past week, that much has become abundantly clear. But the riches of being a pro athlete in today’s world isn’t limited to the hardwood. Just ask..." July 05

  • 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