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  • • Adrian Peterson: Lions asking me to do a lot
    Lions head coach Matt Patricia said “we’ll see” early this week when he was asked if running back Adrian Peterson would play a role in the team’s game against the Bears and it seems like that question has been settled. Peterson said on Wednesday that he “wasn’t thinking about not playing this weekend” when he [more]...2020
  • • Peterson cites history with Lions O-boss Bevell
    Adrian Peterson had two or three teams interested in him but familiarity with one of them -- and specifically their offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell -- led him to choosing to sign with Detroit....2020
  • • Kerryon Johnson: “Very weird” to be teammates with Adrian Peterson
    The Lions’ move to add Adrian Peterson to the roster following his release by Washington could have been taken as a negative by running back Kerryon Johnson, but he’s choosing to view it another way. Johnson said it is “better to embrace” roster moves that you can’t control and said that he’s doing that in [more]...2020
  • • Washington plans to use running backs by committee
    Washington released its first depth chart since last week’s release of running back Adrian Peterson and it showed J.D. McKissic in the top position. Antonio Gibson, Peyton Barber and Bryce Love make up the rest of the group, but head coach Ron Rivera cautioned against reading too much into the pecking order during a Wednesday [more]...2020
  • • Darrell Bevell ready to work with “freak of nature” Adrian Peterson again
    No one with the Lions knows as well as Darrell Bevell what Adrian Peterson is capable of. But until they get through their first full practice today with the veteran running back, they won’t be sure exactly how he’ll be used. Bevell, now the Lions offensive coordinator, had the same job in Minnesota from 2007-2010. [more]...2020
  • • Washington lists J.D. McKissic as No. 1 running back
    At this time last week, most people would have predicted that the Washington Football Team’s first depth chart would feature Adrian Peterson as the team’s top running back. That made it quite a surprise to learn that Peterson was released by Washington last Friday. Head coach Ron Rivera said that the move was made because [more]...2020
  • • Lions center “freaking out” about adding his idol Adrian Peterson
    One of Adrian Peterson‘s new Lions teammates admits to the running back being his boyhood idol. Which, is kind of just another way to say he’s old. Either way, 24-year Lions center Frank Ragnow grew up in Minnesota, so he had a great view of the 35-year-old Peterson’s glory years with the Vikings. Now, he’s [more]...2020
  • • Lions' Patricia cagey on Peterson's Week 1 debut
    Lions coach Matt Patricia said "we'll see" if new running back Adrian Peterson will play in Week 1, but notes that the future Hall of Famer is familiar with the team's offense....2020
  • • Matt Patricia: “We’ll see” if Adrian Peterson plays this weekend
    The Lions officially announced the signing of running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, but they’re not announcing anything about his role for their Week One game against the Bears. Lions head coach Matt Patricia told reporters on a video conference that Peterson had just arrived in Detroit after agreeing to a deal with the team [more]...2020
  • • Lions announce Adrian Peterson, put Bo Scarbrough on IR
    The Lions made it official Monday, announcing the acquisition of veteran running back Adrian Peterson. To make room for him on the roster, they put running back Bo Scarbrough on injured reserve. Peterson signed with the Lions quickly after being released by Washington over the weekend, returning to the NFL North just in time to [more]...2020

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Adrian Peterson injury and suspension

  • • Adrian Peterson avoids ankle injury on Sunday, keeps “setting the tone” for Washington
    Two years and three days ago, Washington signed running back Adrian Peterson, who was unattached and waiting for a chance to continue his career. Now, he’s entering his third year with Washington, and he’s still going strong — even with a new coaching staff. “He’s showing exactly what I hoped for, and that’s setting the [more]...2020
  • • Scott Turner: There’s a role for Adrian Peterson in our offense
    Washington has not been shy about adding running backs to the roster this offseason. They signed Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic as free agents and drafted Antonio Gibson in the third round to add to a backfield that could also get Derrius Guice and Bryce Love back from injuries. There’s also been a lot of [more]...2020
  • • Dalvin Cook “check all the boxes” for the Vikings
    Dalvin Cook has missed 19 of 48 games due to injury. His 1,135 rushing yards in 2019 represent a career high, but that’s a far cry from Adrian Peterson‘s 2,000 yard season from only seven years earlier. The Vikings nevertheless are committed to rewarding Cook, a second-round pick in 2017 who has become exactly what [more]...2020
  • Adrian Peterson injury update: Redskins running back says he's 'ready to go'
    • Adrian Peterson injury update: Redskins running back says he's 'ready to go'
    Peterson injured his ankle in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the 49ers after fumbling....2019
  • • The NFL's top 10 running-back duos
    For most NFL franchises, operating an efficient run game is critical for success. While certain teams prefer to rely upon one bell-cow back to move the ball down the field, other teams prefer a one-two punch at the position. The latter is where we have focused our efforts within this article. With some running backs now on new teams and others returning from injury, here are the NFL's Top 10 runni...2019
  • • Redskins in discussions with Adrian Peterson, Brandon Scherff
    Two key Redskins players, at different points in their respective careers, have engaged in discussions with the team about new deals. Adrian Peterson has participated in preliminary talks with the Redskins, John Keim of ESPN.com notes, adding Brandon Scherff — under contract via fifth-year option in 2019 — has been in discussions with Washington about his next contract. Peterson has said on multip...2019
  • • Key fantasy football injury outlooks for Saturday's matchups
    Stephania Bell provides the latest on Melvin Gordon, Marcus Mariota and Adrian Peterson entering Saturday's NFL matchups....2018
  • • Packers claim RB Kapri Bibbs off waivers from Redskins
    Potentially set to be without Aaron Jones for the final two games of the season, the Packers are bringing in some help. The Packers claimed running back Kapri Bibbs off waivers from the Redskins, who cut him on Saturday. He had spent this season playing a part-time role behind Adrian Peterson, doing so while Chris Thompson battled a rib injury. Bibbs has spent the past two seasons in Washington. H...2018
  • • People went wild over Mark Sanchez playing on 'MNF'
    It’s happening. It’s really happening. Mark Sanchez is playing football in Philadelphia on "Monday Night Football" in 2018. With Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy exiting Monday’s game against the Eagles due to an injury in the second quarter, Sanchez had to replace him under center. The former New York Jets first-round bust just recently signed with Washington after starting quarterback ...2018
  • • Adrian Peterson wants to stay with Redskins
    In August, the Redskins signed Adrian Peterson to a one-year deal after a rash of injuries to their backfield. Now, Peterson is hoping to continue that arrangement into 2019 and the Redskins also have some interest in a new deal, ESPN.com’s John Keim writes. After Week 13, Peterson ranks eighth in the NFL with 856 rushing yards, which isn’t too shabby for a 33-year-old running back. He was actuall...2018

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Adrian Peterson trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Eagles claim running back Jason Huntley
    The Eagles must have liked Jason Huntley in the pre-draft process. Per the league’s transaction wire, they claimed the rookie running back off waivers from Detroit. Huntley was the Lions’ fifth-round pick out of New Mexico State, but was waived as they got to 53 (and then signed veteran running back Adrian Peterson). Huntley had [more]...2020
  • • Peterson back in NFC North, signing with Lions
    Adrian Peterson is signing with the Lions, he told NFL reporter Josina Anderson on Sunday, with a source telling ESPN that they reached a one-year, $1,050,000 contract....2020
  • • NFL players react to the Washington Football Team releasing Adrian Peterson
    The future Hall of Famer is now a free agent...2020
  • • Adrian Peterson says Washington cut 'caught me by surprise,' offers praise for Antonio Gibson as successor
    The legendary RB had no clue he was heading to free agency...2020
  • • Washington will release Adrian Peterson
    The Washington Football Team is moving forward without running back Adrian Peterson. NFL Media reports that Peterson will be released as the team moves to 53 players ahead of Saturday’s deadline. Peterson appeared to be the likely starter in Washington after Derrius Guice was released this summer, but the team has opted to move in [more]...2020
  • • Antonio Gibson getting more reps than he expected in Washington
    Antonio Gibson played wide receiver at Memphis, but Washington referred to him as a running back when they drafted him in the third round this April. When that pick was made, Washington had Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice at the top of their running back depth chart. Things look different now that Guice has been [more]...2020
  • • Adrian Peterson: It’s disrespectful how NFL teams value running backs
    Adrian Peterson re-set the running back market when he signed a seven-year, $96 million contract with the Vikings in 2011. Even though the salary cap has increased by 65 percent since then, running back salaries have barely budged, as NFL teams have devoted all that salary growth to other positions. Peterson doesn’t like that. “It’s [more]...2020
  • • Scott Turner: There’s a role for Adrian Peterson in our offense
    Washington has not been shy about adding running backs to the roster this offseason. They signed Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic as free agents and drafted Antonio Gibson in the third round to add to a backfield that could also get Derrius Guice and Bryce Love back from injuries. There’s also been a lot of [more]...2020
  • • Adrian Peterson not a fan of Trent Williams trade
    Adrian Peterson is happy for his friend Trent Williams. He is not happy about trading a man who could have obviously helped his football team. Via Sam Fortier of the Washington Post, the Washington running back said he wasn’t crazy about the deal that sent him to the 49ers for a fifth-round pick and a [more]...2020
  • • Washington signing Peyton Barber
    Washington is signing running back Peyton Barber. Barber agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $3 million with $600,000 guaranteed, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Barber joins a running backs room that also has Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice, J.D. McKissic and Bryce Love, with not all five likely to make the roster. Barber, 26, [more]...2020

Adrian Peterson stats

  • • NFL games today, Week 8 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: Adrian Peterson caps off big day with 64-yard TD
    All of the best highlights from Week 8 are right here...2018
  • • Watch: Adrian Peterson burns Giants on 64-yard TD run
    It’s quite remarkable that Adrian Peterson had to wait until the preseason to find a job. One of the game’s best ever at the running back position, most figured the future Hall of Fame back was washed. Even at 33 years old, Peterson continues to show he has a whole lot left in the tank. He entered Week 8 having put up 582 total yards and three touchdowns in six games. This excellence continued aga...2018
  • Peterson leads Redskins to 31-17 win over Packers
    • Peterson leads Redskins to 31-17 win over Packers
    Adrian Peterson ran for 120 yards and a pair of 2-yard scores...2018
  • Peterson runs for 120 yards, 2 TDs, Skins top Packers 31-17
    • Peterson runs for 120 yards, 2 TDs, Skins top Packers 31-17
    Adrian Peterson ran for 120 yards and a pair of 2-yard scores, Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and the Washington Redskins beat a gimpy Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers 31-17         ...2018
  • • 10 most ridiculous stats heading into NFL Week 2
    As the NFL prepares for Week 2 of the season, there’s a whole lot of numbers and stats we can look at that defined the initial slate of action.From both the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers struggling in the red zone to Aaron Rodgers’ brilliant comeback against the Bears, trends were seemingly started around the league. Meanwhile, Adrian Peterson turned back the clock some eight years in hi...2018
  • Adrian Peterson rushes for 100th career touchdown in Washington's win over his former Cardinals
    • Adrian Peterson rushes for 100th career touchdown in Washington's win over his former Cardinals
    Adrian Peterson scores from 1 yard out for his 100th career rushing touchdown and 1st as a member of the Redskins....2018
  • • NFL Week 3 preseason scores, schedule, updates: Adrian Peterson bulldozes Broncos
    A Big Apple showdown between the Jets and Giants is one of the six games on Friday's preseason docket...2018
  • • Saints would consider signing Adrian Peterson
    After Mark Ingram was suspended for four games earlier this week, we heard that the Saints wouldn’t be pursuing a veteran running back. However, if the organization has a change of heart, they could focus in on a former member of the team. Head coach Sean Payton told reporters (including ESPN’s Mike Triplett) that the Saints would “absolutely” consider signing running back Adrian Peterson if they ...2018
  • • Peterson fires back at critics, says he can be a receiving back
    Adrian Peterson knows he could have a more difficult time finding a job this offseason than he did a year ago, and he may end up not finding one at all. If nothing else, the future Hall of Famer is going down swinging.Peterson will turn 33 later this month and has suffered multiple significant knee injuries. Beyond that, he has always be seen as more of a power runner who isn’t as effective catchi...2018

Adrian Peterson kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Adrian Peterson and wife donate $100,000 to meal programs in Houston
    Washington running back Adrian Peterson is joining the effort to help folks in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Peterson and his wife, Ashley, will donate $100,000 through their foundation to their hometown of Houston for meals for senior citizens and students who rely on schools for their breakfast and/or lunch. “We encourage everyone who is [more]...2020
  • Redskins' Adrian Peterson admits he still spanks his kids, even after 2014 NFL suspension
    • Redskins' Adrian Peterson admits he still spanks his kids, even after 2014 NFL suspension
    In interview with Bleacher Report, Redskins' Adrian Peterson says despite 2014 suspension for hitting son with switch, 'I didn't let that change me.'         ...2018
  • • Peterson says ‘dream scenario’ would be to play for Texans
    Adrian Peterson will once again be looking for work this offseason after he was released by the Arizona Cardinals, and the veteran running back knows exactly which team he would sign with if he had his choice.The Houston Texans.Peterson grew up in Palestine, Texas, which is about a 2-3 hour drive from Houston. In an interview with TMZ this week, he hesitated when asked what his “dream scenario” wo...2018

Top Adrian Peterson news

  • • Adrian Peterson says NFL players are 'all ready to take a knee together' in 2020
    The running back added that he's 'without a doubt' going to kneel to protest injustice this season...2020
  • • Peterson back in NFC North, signing with Lions
    2020
  • • Washington cuts RB Peterson after 2 seasons
    The Washington Football Team has released veteran running back Adrian Peterson, the team announced Friday....2020
  • • Adrian Peterson landing spots after Washington release: Patriots, Bears top short list
    These four teams could take a shot on the 35-year-old Peterson...2020
  • • Former MVP running back Adrian Peterson reportedly signing one-year deal with the Lions
    Peterson, 35, is back in the league after being cut by Washington two days earlier...2020
  • • Adrian Peterson passes Walter Payton with 111th career rushing touchdown
    Washington is back within a score of the Giants after cashing in after a Nate Orchard blocked punt in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game and the score had some historical relevance. Adrian Peterson plunged into the end zone from one yard out to cut the Giants’ lead to 35-28 with less than a minute [more]...2019
  • • Washington releasing Adrian Peterson, 2012 NFL MVP and 13-year league veteran
    Peterson, at age 35, is looking for a new home ahead of the season...2020
  • • Adrian Peterson says Washington cut 'caught me by surprise,' offers praise for Antonio Gibson as successor
    2020
  • • Lions sign Adrian Peterson
    Adrian Peterson is returning to the NFC North. The Lions are signing Peterson, according to multiple reports. Peterson played most of his career in the division with the Vikings before his career went on the long journey that has had stops in New Orleans, Arizona and Washington. The Lions have used second-round picks on running [more]...2020
  • • Adrian Peterson set to pass Curtis Martin on rushing yardage list, enter top five all-time
    Peterson is also one touchdown shy of tying Walter Payton for fourth on rushing touchdowns list...2019

Adrian Peterson fantasy rankings and news

  • • Key fantasy football injury outlooks for Saturday's matchups
    2018
  • Fantasy football sizzlers, fizzlers: Adrian Peterson, Alfred Morris gain larger roles
    • Fantasy football sizzlers, fizzlers: Adrian Peterson, Alfred Morris gain larger roles
    Former MVP Adrian Peterson is one of several players whose fantasy stock has risen quickly leading up to the NFL's opening week.         ...2018
  • • 2018 Outlook: Adrian Peterson
    2018 fantasy player outlook for Adrian Peterson, RB, FA...2018
  • Adrian Peterson signing: Skins RBs are untouchable
    • Adrian Peterson signing: Skins RBs are untouchable
    A fantasy take on the Adrian Peterson signing.         ...2018

Adrian Peterson schedule, game

  • • Adrian Peterson wants a Super Bowl and Emmitt Smith’s rushing record
    Adrian Peterson is 35 years old, ancient for a running back, but he thinks he’s a long way from done. Heading into his 14th NFL season and his third in Washington, Peterson says he still has more he wants to accomplish, starting with winning a Super Bowl. “Winning a championship is the one I want [more]...2020
  • • Watch: Derrius Guice showing speed on straight-line run
    Derrius Guice is just months into his rehab after tearing his ACL last year as a rookie running back for the Washington Redskins. But based on a video he shared on Twitter Wednesday morning, his recovery is coming along very nicely. (via @DhaSickest) pic.twitter.com/9v9MIuYeqW — Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) February 6, 2019 Guice was a second-round pick out of LSU and Washington had some high hopes fo...2019
  • • Studs and duds from Saturday's Week 16 NFL action
    While “Thursday Night Football” might be in the rearview mirror, Saturday night’s games brought joy to football fans as the NFL provided some compelling action to start Week 16 with plenty on the line. All four teams competing on Saturday took the field with the playoffs at stake. The Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans competed to keep their playoff hopes alive in a game where one team would...2018
  • • Key fantasy football injury outlooks for Saturday's matchups
    2018
  • • Adrian Peterson says 1,000 yards 'easy,' now wants playoff push
    The Redskins are banged up and the Titans will likely load up to stop Adrian Peterson on Saturday, but the running back is eager for the challenge....2018
  • • People went wild over Mark Sanchez playing on 'MNF'
    2018
  • • Peterson upbeat despite Redskins' O-line injuries
    Adrian Peterson acknowledged he had a long night with his "friend" Maker's Mark in the wake of the Redskins losing three starting offensive linemen to injuries, but spoke to the need to "stay positive and keep pressing."...2018
  • • 15 biggest disappointments of NFL Week 9
    Week 9 saw a matchup between two NFC titans, and an evening matchup between two of the game’s top quarterbacks. It was another shaky week for some kickers, while some teams that have had a lot of success were suddenly stopped in their tracks. One team may have turned in the worst performance all season to date, too. Here’s a look at the 15 biggest disappointments from NFL Week 9. Sam Darnold, QB, ...2018
  • • NFL games today, Week 8 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: Adrian Peterson caps off big day with 64-yard TD
    2018
  • • Crowder out, Richardson doubtful for Redskins
    The Redskins will be thin on offense for Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys. Among the receivers, Jamison Crowder is out and Paul Richardson is doubtful. Running backs Chris Thompson and Adrian Peterson are questionable....2018

Adrian Peterson rumors, scandals

  • • Adrian Peterson gives vote of confidence to Dwayne Haskins
    It sounds like at least one member of the Washington Redskins does not want to see the team look into other quarterbacks this offseason. Running back Adrian Peterson said on Twitter Wednesday that nobody should be sleeping on Dwayne Haskins, giving the quarterback a solid vote of confidence as free agency inches closer. Peterson’s message comes as there is speculation about how safe Haskins’ job i...2020
  • • Fantasy fallout: Are Adrian Peterson, Alfred Morris really back?
    The veteran running backs returned to the field and created some buzz with productive outings, but how long will it last?...2018
  • • NFL's hypocrisy in wake of Elliott suspension is mind-blowing
    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was initially suspended by the NFL earlier this year for multiple alleged domestic violence situations. The suspension came after authorities in Ohio decided that there was not enough evidence to charge Elliott with a crime.It also came amid suggestions that something fishy was happening in the back end with his accuser, Tiffany Thompson (more on that he...2017

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