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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

Jury gets fatal accident case of ex-Viking's wife

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:51 a.m. ET
A jury began deliberations Tuesday in the vehicular homicide trial of the wife of ex-Viking Joe Senser and recessed without a verdict.

Report: Vikings release RB King

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Vikings cut RB Caleb King, who was released from jail on Tuesday after being arrested Saturday, according to Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press.

Discussions for Vikings stadium without roof being discussed

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
There is a proposal being discussed among some Republican legislators in Minnesota for an open-air stadium to reduce the cost of a new stadium for the Vikings.

Vikings' new OL transformation shouldn't be difficult

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings are comfortable moving Charlie Johnson to left guard after drafting OLT Matt Kalil in Round One.

Vikings strike again, land starting safety Smith

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Rick Spielman landed two starters in Day One of the NFL draft, adding S Harrison Smith to a troubled secondary.

Vikings trade, then opt for positional value

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
The stories will say that the Vikings selected their left tackle of the present and future in Matt Kalil, but that’s only part of the story.

Browns trade up to No. 3 pick

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The Browns have traded up and swapped picks with the Vikings to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Minn. GOP lawmakers want game-tied stadium taxes

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
A handful of Minnesota lawmakers said Monday that the state's portion of the cost of a new Vikings stadium should be funded with new taxes on the team and its fans.

Vikings players hit Capitol as stadium votes near

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:40 a.m. ET
Three Vikings players joined in a lobbying effort at Minnesota's Capitol, urging legislators to approve funds for a new stadium.

Senser: Wife said she struck construction cone

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:18 a.m. ET
In his wife's trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges, ex-Vikings TE Joe Senser testified that she told him she had hit a construction cone, not a person.

Report: Vikings agree to terms with WR Simpson

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported.

The First Fifteen: Draft insights

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
We take a look at key story lines leading up to the first round of the draft, including the top QBs, the Alabama starting five and the likely biggest bust position.

Report: WR Simpson faces three-game suspension

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The NFL will suspend former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson for three games, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Minnesota Senate revives hope for Vikings stadium

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
After Roger Goodell met with Minnesota politicians Friday, a state Senate committee passed a public subsidy for a new Vikings stadium.

Goodell talks with Minnesota governor about stadium

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Steelers owner Art Rooney II met with Minnesota lawmakers on Friday to discuss the stadium issue.

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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