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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 sign OT Horn

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Friday that they have signed OT Levi Horn, a second-year player out of Montana.

Vikings extend training camp

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced the dates of their training camp on Wednesday and it will stretch to three weeks long.

Vikings add DE Reed

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced the signing of DE Nick Reed, who spent time with both the Bears and Bucs last season.

Vikings to use Gophers' stadium

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
The Vikings have entered into an agreement with the University of Minnesota to use TCF Bank Stadium during the construction of a new Vikings stadium.

New Vikings stadium a near certainty

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Minnesota Senate voted 36-30 on Thursday in favor of a new stadium for the Vikings. The last step is a signature from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Vikings' Peterson determined to be ready by Week One

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who is rehabbing from a torn ACL and MCL, said Wednesday he expects to be healthy by the season opener.

Vikings new stadium just one vote away

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
The Minnesota state Senate must approve a new bill that would approve the funding for a $975 million stadium that would open in 2016.

Vikings dilemma: How much is too much for stadium?

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
If the Vikings want a new stadium, it appears they'll have to ante up more money or else walk away from the proposal.

Minnesota Senate approves changed stadium bill

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 1:12 a.m. ET
The Vikings moved one step closer to a new stadium in Minneapolis on Tuesday, as the Minnesota Senate voted in favor of a bill to finance it. 

Vikings stadium bill passes Minnesota House

Posted May 08, 2012 @ midnight ET
The Minnesota House of Representatives voted 73-58 to pass legislation for a new Vikings stadium.

Vikings release PK Longwell

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Vikings released veteran PK Ryan Longwell on Monday, the team announced. He had been with Minnesota the past six seasons.

Saints sign DT Ayodele

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Saints signed DT Remi Ayodele to a one-year contract, the team announced on Monday.

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The difficulty the Vikings are experiencing in getting a new stadium is similar to predicaments that are looming in other NFL cities.

Wife of ex-Viking guilty in hit-and-run

Posted May 03, 2012 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
The wife of ex-Vikings TE Joe Senser was convicted of two felonies in a hit-and-run that killed a man in August on an interstate highway ramp.

Vikings stadium vote set for Monday

Posted May 03, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
A vote will take place next Monday in the Minnesota House of Representatives to approve or deny funding for a Vikings stadium proposal.

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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