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Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson - #28 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 217 lbs.
Birthday 03/21/1985
Birthplace Palestine, TX
College Oklahoma
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 7th pick by Vikings

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
348 2097 12

Vikings trade Harvin to Seahawks

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to trade WR Percy Harvin to the Seahawks in exchange for multiple draft picks, according to published reports.

Minnesota Vikings: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Minnesota Vikings, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Vikings release WR Jenkins

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced the release of WR Michael Jenkins on Tuesday. Jenkins was reportedly due a $2.425 million roster bonus this month.

Lattimore hopes to inspire during incredible comeback

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 7 p.m. ET
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore isn't letting a gruesome knee injury slow him down en route to his path to the NFL.

Frazier: Harvin excited about being a Viking

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he thinks Percy Harvin is excited to be a Viking amid trade rumors.

Vikings GM: No intent to trade Harvin

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the team has no intent of trading WR Percy Harvin.

Spielman: Vikings have 'no intent' of trading Harvin

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 3 p.m. ET
Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the club has "no intent" to trade mercurial WR Percy Harvin, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Vikings to play two cold seasons in outdoor stadium

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Lester Bagley said Friday that the team plans to play at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Carter thanks Vikings for help through drug issues

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
Cris Carter says he never would have made it to Canton without the tough love of the Vikings.

Vikings exercise Frazier's fourth-year option for 2014

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Vikings exercised the fourth-year option for head coach Leslie Frazier for 2014, the team announced Wednesday.

Vikings should keep Harvin ... for now

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin has not been a team player, but he's too valuable to trade right away — unless he forces the Vikings to do it with his actions.

Vikings RB Peterson has sports hernia repaired

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced Thursday that RB Adrian Peterson underwent a surgical procedure on a sports hernia injury.

Report: Vikings C Sullivan undergoes knee surgery

Posted Feb. 06, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
John Sullivan underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week, according to PFW correspondent Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500.

Birk, Moss face off after winding careers

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Randy Moss and Matt Birk have taken fascinating paths from Vikings teammates to Super Bowl foes, 15 years in the making.

Vikings will explore free-agent WR possibilities

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings will seek WR help through the draft, but don't rule out free agency as an option for fixing things, too.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Feb. 07, 2013
Peterson had surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday. The Vikings made the announcement on their website and say they "expect a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns." Peterson had the procedure in Philadelphia.||||||| Peterson, who also was named offensive player of the year after returning from a torn ACL to rush for 2,097 yards, was bothered by an abdominal injury for the last month of the season. He sat out the fourth quarter against Houston in December, which may have kept him from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record.
Posted Feb. 02, 2013
Peterson's sensational season following major knee surgery has earned him The Associated Press 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player Award.||||||| Earlier Saturday, Peterson won Offensive Player of the Year. The Minnesota Vikings running back finished with 2,019 yards, a mere 9 yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's rushing record. Peterson beat out Peyton Manning, who in his first season as Denver's quarterback contended for a fifth MVP trophy. Manning's four are a record. Peterson received 30 1-2 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning got the other 19 1-2 votes.
Posted Jan. 12, 2013
Peterson was an unanimous choice for The Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday.||||||| Peterson, who came within 9 yards of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record, is a three-time All-Pro.
Posted Jan. 07, 2013
Peterson isn't about to let up after his awe-inspiring season for the Minnesota Vikings. After rushing for 2,097 yards and nearly breaking the NFL record just one year after reconstructive surgery on his left knee, Peterson is planning on a similarly intense offseason regimen.||||||| Peterson said Monday as the Vikings cleared out their lockers that he wants to get as many teammates as he can to join him for his workouts. The Vikings lost in Green Bay to the Packers in the NFC playoffs on Saturday to finish 10-7, a seven-win improvement from last year. Peterson said he'll take some time to rest his body, but not much. He said his rehabilitation program showed him the benefit of starting preseason training early.
Posted Jan. 06, 2013
Peterson was held to 99 yards in Saturday's playoff loss - an improvement after gaining 199 and 210 in the first two games against Green Bay.||||||| It was only the second time in the last 11 games that he was held below 100 yards.

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