Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson hopes to improve from shotgun formation

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It was just one voluntary, unpadded, noncontact practice in late May, but the final team period of Wednesday morning’s organized team activity at Winter Park featured a familiar routine for running back Adrian Peterson. On first and second down of one series of plays, Peterson lined up behind..." May 26

  • Adrian Peterson to attend Vikings OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has said on multiple recent occasions that the demands of training camp ultimately could bring about the end to his career. At least for 2016, he doesn’t have the same attitude about Organized Team Activities. Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press..." May 23

  • Adrian Peterson elaborates on his belief that the Vikings can win it all

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently told Peter King of TheMMQB.com that Peterson thinks his team can win it all this year. Appearing on Friday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Peterson elaborated on the basis for his belief. “First, it starts up top in the organization and some moving..." May 15

  • Adrian Peterson: Teddy Bridgewater reminds me of Tom Brady

    Pro Football Talk "If the Vikings are going to make good on running back Adrian Peterson’s recent suggestion that the team can win it all this season, the team will need stellar quarterback play from Teddy Bridgewater. Peterson seems to believe that will happen. “His third year in, that’s a moment when a young..." May 14

  • Adrian Peterson on aging: 'My end is going to be better than my beginning'

    CBS Sports "By any reasonable measurement, Adrian Peterson is one of the best running backs of his era, and probably in NFL history. He's led the league in rushing yards three times and rushing touchdowns twice. He's made the Pro Bowl in every season that didn't get cut short due to injury or suspension and..." May 09

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson 'itching' for first preseason run since 2011

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Adrian Peterson hasn’t run the ball in a preseason game since 2011. He would like to change that this summer. The Vikings have been careful not to risk their star running back getting hurt in exhibition play since he suffered a serious knee injury in December 2011. Peterson, though, believes..." May 06

  • Adrian Peterson donating $100K to flood-relief efforts in hometown

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is donating more than $100,000 to relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, after flash flooding destroyed dozens of houses and killed six people there over the weekend. Peterson is partnering with the Salvation Army and will travel to..." May 05

  • Time to pick an Adrian Peterson replacement?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "This time a year ago, the noise surrounding Adrian Peterson was deafening. Despite the Vikings’ insistence, both publicly and privately, that they had no interest in trading the disgruntled running back, trade rumors swirled nationally. There was nothing to them, though, and the Vikings held..." April 20