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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

Predicting worst teams not easy business

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm says the Colts will edge out the Vikings for low men on the totem pole in the NFL this season.

Vikings could have surprise performer in Griffen

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Everson Griffen could find himself on the field more this season as a specialty-package linebacker for the Vikings.

Vikings RB Peterson to start training camp on PUP list

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The Vikings have placed RB Adrian Peterson on the active physically-unable-to-perform list to start training camp.

Titans C Cooper retires

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Titans C Jon Cooper retired Friday and accepted a coaching position at Oklahoma.

Vikings sign first-round OT Kalil

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms with No. 4 overall pick OT Matt Kalil, the St. Paul Pioneer Press first reported.

Former Vikings GM Lynn dies

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Former Vikings GM Mike Lynn died Saturday. He was 76. Lynn served as the team’s GM from 1975-90.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings in training camp.

Agent: Favre will be an assistant high school coach

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 10 p.m. ET
Brett Favre is returning to football — as an assistant high school football coach in his native Mississippi.

Tough reads on these five fantasy players

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here are five fantasy players whose value entering the 2012 season can be very tough to figure out.

Dayton sorry for comparing NFL players to war vets

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton apologized Thursday for comparing NFL players in trouble with the law to veterans returning from war.

Minn. governor defends Vikings RB Peterson

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Gov. Mark Dayton has a theory on why so many Minnesota Vikings and other NFL players have been in trouble with the law.

Hearing in Peterson nightclub case set for Aug. 6

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson’s court date is set for Aug. 6 on a misdemeanor charge from an incident last weekend at a Houston nightclub.

Attorney says charge against RB Peterson a lie

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson was a victim, not the aggressor, during an altercation at a Houston night club over the weekend, his attorney said Monday.

Vikings RB Peterson arrested for resisting arrest

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday morning in Houston for resisting arrest. 

Ranking the last-place teams heading into 2012

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
It’s always hard to imagine last-place teams turning things around quickly, but it happens nearly every season in the NFL. Here's who could do it in 2012.

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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