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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

Peterson could get some preseason action

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
According to NFC Whispers, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL and could play in the preseason.

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.

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.

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. 

Around Fantasyland: RB ACL updates

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar reviews the players recovering from ACL injuries, where they stand and how they fit into the 2012 fantasy season. 

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.

Frazier envisions Vikings' backups filling bigger roles

Posted March 28, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier believes many of the team’s needs can be filled internally.

Vikings RB Peterson not willing to pay $1 million to change uniform number

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
A Twitter storm erupted over an alleged $1 million fee for Adrian Peterson to change his uniform number.

Vikings hint at needing RB insurance

Posted Jan. 29, 2012 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team might need to draft a running back as insurance for Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart.

Vikings' Peterson eyes Week One return

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 1:34 a.m. ET
In a public appearance this week, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he plans to be healthy and ready to go in Week One.

Vikings' Gerhart has torn MCL

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
The Vikings now have their top two running backs facing knee surgery this offseason with the news that Toby Gerhart has a torn MCL.

So long to 2011; hello to 2012

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
In his final "21 things" column of the season, Pat Fitzmaurice wonders where Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will be taken in fantasy drafts next year.

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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