Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • In Vikings-Peterson stare down, retirement card could come into play "Ben Dogra is nothing but persistent. The powerful agent, never shy about playing the role of antagonist if he deems it required, has been plenty content to take a heel turn in the ongoing saga of Adrian Peterson vs. the Minnesota Vikings. It would come as no surprise if he continues to push..." May 26

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    Jason Cole @JasonPhilCole

    Ominous text from agent Ben Dogra about #Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. "He is very very strong ... he's like Revis." Sounds like a holdout.

  • Source: Adrian Peterson still presses for trade from Vikings with decision to skip OTAs

    Yahoo! Sports "When Adrian Peterson skips this week's organized team activities for the Minnesota Vikings, he will attempt to send an unmistakable message to the franchise: He wants to be traded. That's what a source within the star running back's inner circle told Yahoo Sports on Sunday night. Despite..." May 25

  • Is Adrian Peterson leveraging himself out of the league?

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced on Sunday evening that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wouldn’t be on hand for the team’s OTAs this week. That’s a sign of the 30-year-old running back playing hardball with the team. This all stems from Peterson feeling disrespected by the way the Vikings didn’t..." May 25

  • Adrian Peterson tells Mike Zimmer he's skipping Vikings' OTAs "The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson, a source confirmed to's Ben Goessling. The news was reported earlier Sunday by The Associated Press, which cited a source as saying the star running back told coach Mike Zimmer that he..." May 25

  • Zimmer: 'I think I do have an indication' of when Peterson will show

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "When Adrian Peterson will report to the Vikings remains an unknown, but Mike Zimmer thinks he has an idea of when he might see his star running back. The Vikings coach, however, wasn't willing to tip his hand. "I think I do have an indication," Zimmer told 1500 ESPN this week, adding he's not..." May 22

  • NFLPA files motion in Federal Court on Adrian Peterson "The NFL and NFLPA are at odds again, and it has nothing to do with Tom Brady's recent suspension. The players union announced Tuesday that they filed a motion in Federal Court related to Adrian Peterson. The NFLPA claims Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have "deliberately ignored" the..." May 20

  • Zimmer doesn't anticipate issues with Peterson

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Members of the Minnesota media got an opportunity to watch tape with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer today. What Zimmer said during that film session was off the record, but he did speak on the record afterward. So of course Adrian Peterson came up. Maybe it was the clips from the 2014 season..." May 14

  • Adrian Peterson’s agent changes tune, now wants more money from Vikings

    Sportress of Blogitude "Ben Dogra, the agent for Adrian Peterson, seemingly has accepted with the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft come and gone that his client will be a member of the Minnesota Vikings next season. And because of that reality setting in, Dogra has changed his tune, now suggesting that the team should..." May 03

  • Cris Carter suggests an Adrian Peterson trade is coming

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings continue to insist that Adrian Peterson will not be traded. Not everyone believes them. Cris Carter, the Hall of Fame former Vikings receiver who now works as an ESPN commentator, suggested today on Mike & Mike that he has been given inside information about a Peterson..." April 30

  • Adrian Peterson: Playing in Dallas 'would be nice' "The Minnesota Vikings have no intention of trading Adrian Peterson. The Dallas Cowboys have no intention of trading for a veteran. Those facts won't stop the running back from dreaming about one day playing in Dallas. While attending the Dallas Mavericks-Houston Rockets NBA Playoff game on..." April 29

  • Vikings GM: 'We have no interest in trading' Peterson "Vikings general manager Rick Spielman intends to keep Adrian Peterson on the roster and he's not leaving much room for interpretation. "We can just end the Adrian Peterson stuff," Spielman told reporters on Tuesday. "Our position has not changed. ... We have no interest in trading Adrian..." April 28

  • Reports: Adrian Peterson Trade Looking Less Likely

    Sportsnaut "NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that the Minnesota Vikings are strongly set against trading running back Adrian Peterson, so much so that it would potentially take too much for another team to acquire him. Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson echoed this sentiment on Sunday, saying..." April 27

  • Who is really in play for potential Adrian Peterson trade?

    Yahoo! Sports "Rarely has a veteran player dominated an NFL draft run-up the way Adrian Peterson has. While this is the portion of the offseason typically overrun with pro days, propaganda and draft subterfuge, Peterson has remained the veteran question mark curling around the month of April. Who is in the..." April 27

  • Trading for Adrian Peterson is a risky proposition for any team

    SB Nation "Adrian Peterson will likely go down as the best running back of his generation and looks to be Hall of Fame bound after racking up more than 10,000 rushing yards and six trips to the Pro Bowl in his first seven NFL seasons. He already ranks 28th all-time in rushing yards and 14th in rushing..." April 22

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    Jon Machota @jonmachota

    Would Cowboys trade picks for a RB (Adrian Peterson)? Stephen Jones on 105.3: "I don't see us using any picks to trade for veteran players."

  • Six teams 'in the mix' for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson "It's not clear yet where Adrian Peterson will play in 2015, but we should know for sure by May 2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to hold onto Peterson if they can't find a trading partner by the end of the NFL Draft, which runs from April 30-May 2. "If he's not..." April 21

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    Michael DiRocco @ESPNdirocco

    Gus said he and GM David Caldwell have not had any talks about AP. Had brief conversation a while ago but nothing substantive.

  • Adrian Peterson skips Vikings' offseason workout program "Adrian Peterson did not attend the start of the Vikings' offseason workout program Monday, a league source told ESPN, although the star running back's absence at this stage of Minnesota's offseason has been almost a yearly occurrence. The Vikings had not been expecting Peterson to show up at..." April 20

  • Report: Vikings want first-round pick, starting CB for Adrian Peterson

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL, it will be interesting to see if he is successful in his quest to force his way out of Minnesota. Given the terms of his current contract and the value the Vikings want in return, Peterson may be stuck. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the..." April 20

  • Will Adrian Peterson show up for Vikings' workouts? "Offseason workouts for many teams are set to begin on Monday. Don't expect Adrian Peterson to take part in the Minnesota Vikings' activities. When Peterson was reinstated from the Commissioner's exempt list on Thursday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that while the running back..." April 19

  • 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