New Orleans Saints
  • 6'1"
  • 220
  • 32
  • 11 years
  • Oklahoma
  • 2002 R6 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2007 MIN 14 266 238 1341 5.6 12 3 28 19 268 1 1609 13 0 7 7
2008 MIN 16 402 363 1760 4.8 10 4 39 21 125 0 1885 10 0 11 8
2009 MIN 16 371 314 1383 4.4 18 6 57 43 436 0 1819 18 0 10 12
2010 MIN 15 333 283 1298 4.6 12 1 50 36 341 1 1639 13 0 9 9
2011 MIN 12 232 209 973 4.7 12 0 23 18 139 1 1112 13 0 5 9
2012 MIN 16 399 348 2097 6.0 12 2 51 40 217 1 2314 13 0 13 9
2013 MIN 14 319 279 1266 4.5 10 3 40 29 171 1 1437 11 0 7 7
2014 MIN 1 24 21 75 3.6 0 0 3 2 18 0 93 0 0 0 0
2015 MIN 16 363 327 1485 4.5 11 3 36 30 222 0 1707 11 0 8 9
  Avg 12 275 242 1175 4.5 10 2 33 24 195 1 1370 13 0 7 7

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 MIN 3 43 37 72 1.9 0 1 6 3 8 0 80 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 8/9/2017 10:03pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson (rest) will not play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, August 10, against the Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: It's pretty standard to see aging veterans not play in the first preseason game, so owners have nothing to worry about here. As has been the case all summer, Peterson should still be viewed as a top sleeper candidate, having the potential to legitimately meet an RB2 ceiling in the Saints' high-octane offense if he stays healthy.

  • Posted: 7/11/2017 3:07pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson is motivated by those who doubt his age, ability, health, etc. 'I'd be lying to say [the doubt] doesn't [motivate me],' Peterson said. 'You want to do things people say you can't do.'

    Huddle Up: There is credence to the doubt surrounding Peterson. At 32 years old, Peterson has missed almost two full seasons in the last three years. He'll be splitting playing time with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara to boot. Nonetheless, he is Adrian Peterson, after all. View him as a flex option in a high-scoring, high-flying offense.

  • Posted: 7/11/2017 9:06am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson has had more than 400 receiving yards only once in his career, but he is shooting for 500 in 2017. 'I was attracted to playing with (Drew) Brees, a guy who is good at distributing the ball to different players. I know in this system, I'll get some opportunities to catch the ball in space. Drew Brees, he'll get the ball to me,' Peterson said.

    Huddle Up: Brees loves throwing to his running backs, but 500 receiving yards is a big ask in a backfield which also has Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara and maybe even Travaris Cadet vying for touches. Peterson will be fortunate to top 1,000 total yards this season, and owners should be thrilled if he can give them roughly 750 yards rushing and 350 receiving to go along with eight to 10 touchdowns. He's on the RB2 borderline and probably should be drafted as a RB3.

  • Posted: 7/11/2017 8:14am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson is likely on tap for 150 carries, according to Saints color commentator Deuce McAllister. 'If he gets (about 150 carries), he'll get probably 700 to 1,000 yards,' McAllister said. Peterson is keeping his weight between 215 and 219 pounds with 6 percent body fat. Peterson, who has totaled more than 400 receiving yards once, said he'd like to tally 500 receiving yards.

    Huddle Up: It's important not to get overhyped about the 32-year-old's aspirations. He is a freak of nature, but very few backs have been this productive at his age. They also have Pro Bowler Mark Ingram and third-rounder Alvin Kamara, who projects as a Darren Sproles type. Peterson is an RB3 in fantasy that could receive a boost in this dynamic offense if everything goes right.

  • Posted: 6/8/2017 5:56am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson said he wants to play until age 37 or 38.

    Huddle Up: The 32-year-old has drawn rave reviews at practice, and he could be a solid contributor in the tapered role he's expected to have. Mark Ingram will at least have a 50-50 split with him, and with durability a concern at AD's age, there is some risk taking him as an RB3.

  • Posted: 6/7/2017 8:02pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson has his teammates 'gushing' over his burst and stride length that he's exhibited during organized team activities thus far.

    Huddle Up: Peterson's presence on an already high-powered Saints offense will be one of the more crucial storylines to watch this upcoming season, with many believing the former Minnesota Viking can no longer play at a high level. However, early reports would suggest the opposite, and with Peterson having a chip on his shoulder, it might not be surprising to see the former NFL MVP provide some useful stats for fantasy owners in 2017. Definitely monitor him in drafts.

  • Posted: 5/27/2017 3:03pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon trained with former teammate Adrian Peterson in Houston during the offseason and weighs 211 pounds, up from 200 a season ago. McKinnon is reportedly not only stronger, but faster as well. 'I?m just ready to prove myself and show how much better I?ve got in the offseason,' McKinnon said.

    Huddle Up: The Vikings added Latavius Murray and second-round pick Dalvin Cook this spring, but McKinnon boasts enough talent to give both a run for their money. Cook and Murray will likely end up winning out as the team has invested more money in them, although it will be difficult to keep a stronger and faster McKinnon off the field. If his offseason training is as good as he thinks it was, McKinnon could force the Vikings to go with a three-man committee backfield.

  • Posted: 5/2/2017 11:41am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson (knee) believes he has 'a lot of years left' in the NFL. Peterson is 32 years old and is entering his 11th season.

    Huddle Up: Time will tell if Peterson can play a few more years, but the odds are not in his favor. He has missed close to two full seasons the last three years because of serious knee injuries. Peterson has proven he can bounce back from such a hindrance, though; he did in 2015. Don't count out Peterson just yet, but don't draft him as an RB1 either. With Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara in the mix, Peterson is more of an RB3 or flex option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 5/1/2017 7:30pm ET

    The New Orleans Saints' plan for the upcoming season is 'likely to recreate their 2009 and 2011 potent backfield attack' when they implemented a 'three-headed monster' at running back. This came to fruition when they drafted RB Alvin Kamara, who is a 'prototypical third-down back' to complement RBs Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson. Kamara could be in line to play a 'Reggie Bush/Darren Sproles-type role.'

    Huddle Up: This could be a frustrating storyline for those who end up drafting Mark Ingram, seeing as he's proven he can be a productive workhorse back when he is healthy. At the same time, this development also indicates Peterson could turn out to be an excellent value pick if he's getting a good amount of work around the goal line. As for Kamara, owners might want to take a wait-and-see approach with the third-round pick.

  • Posted: 4/30/2017 7:27pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet will compete with RB Alvin Kamara for the third-down back role while RB Adrian Peterson and RB Mark Ingram serve as the traditional backs, according to beat writer Nick Underhill.

    Huddle Up: After the Saints traded up for Kamara, he is going to be given a chance to show what he can do. Cadet's value was already limited to deeper PPR formats, and the addition of Kamara likely makes him a non-factor for fantasy purposes.

  • Posted: 4/25/2017 3:36pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson will blend well with fellow RB Mark Ingram and will have a clear role in the Saints' offense, according to head coach Sean Payton.

    Huddle Up: That role remains unclear for now, but we are in the beginning stages of the offseason. Peterson has plenty of time to get used to his new offense and the like. The likeliest scenario is that Peterson will serve as more of a ground-and-pound back, while Ingram plays more of a pass-catching role (96 catches the last two years). Ingram does have the most fantasy appeal of the two, but his value clearly takes a hit with Peterson there. That said, view Ingram as an RB2 and Peterson as an RB3.

  • Posted: 4/25/2017 5:41am ET

    Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson landed a two-year, $7 million deal. He's guaranteed $3.5 million in 2017, which includes a $1 million salary and a $2.5 million signing bonus. The 2018 compensation is $3.5 million, and none of which is guaranteed. It includes $2.4 million in total roster bonuses (which includes a $750,000 roster bonus earned on third day of free agency plus $1.65 million in per-game roster bonuses), a $1.05 million salary and a $50,000 workout bonus.

    Huddle Up: Peterson will be the 1B fiddle to Mark Ingram, and neither back should be valued higher than an RB2 if both backs remain healthy. Peterson falls into the RB3 range because he doesn't catch many passes and is 32 years old.

  • Posted: 4/25/2017 5:12am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) has agreed to an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, April 25.

    Huddle Up: Peterson isn't expected to be the lead back with Mark Ingram expected to serve in that role. However, Peterson's presence will hurt Ingram's fantasy prowess as no more than an RB2. As for AD, he's little more than an RB3 in this situation. Both backs have a lengthy injury history of late, and if one went down, the other would benefit in a big way.

  • Posted: 4/24/2017 1:56pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram would still be the lead running back even if free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) signed with the Saints, according to The New Orleans Advocate's Nick Underhill.

    Huddle Up: Ingram's stock would take a hit, but he will remain the Saints' most appealing fantasy running back if the Peterson signing does come to fruition. As stated earlier, Ingram and Peterson should be viewed as an RB2 and RB3, respectively, if they are both healthy and if Peterson signs.

  • Posted: 4/24/2017 12:41pm ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is coming close to a deal with the New Orleans Saints that would pay him $3 million this year, according to sources. The deal is not done, but it is looking optimistic.

    Huddle Up: This move would definitely put a damper on Mark Ingram's fantasy value. Ingram has RB1 upside, but the addition of Peterson would put him into RB2 territory at least, although, Ingram could be used in more of a pass-catching role in this case. He has shown receiving prowess in previous seasons (96 catches the last two seasons). As for Peterson, he would be no more than an RB3 candidate at 32 years old and after missing nearly two full seasons in the last three years.

  • Posted: 4/23/2017 6:49am ET

    The New York Giants are one of several teams continuing to keep close tabs on free-agent RBs LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) and Adrian Peterson (Vikings), in the hopes that their salary demands will go down prior to the draft.

    Huddle Up: Neither Blount nor Peterson should be viewed as prominent RB1 options in most fantasy formats. Blount is 30 and unlikely to duplicate his 18-touchdown performance from last season regardless of where he lands, while Peterson is 32 and has sustained multiple major knee injuries over the last three years.

  • Posted: 4/14/2017 10:59am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) reportedly had a good visit with the New Orleans Saints earlier this week. Although he left without a deal, the door isn't closed on something happening down the line, according to the New Orleans Advocate's Nick Underhill.

    Huddle Up: Underhill reports it is unclear whether the two sides talked money and warns Peterson may have to accept the same $3.7 million Mark Ingram is set to make in 2017 in order to sign in New Orleans. Furthermore, Underhill believes Peterson would begin the season as Ingram's backup. Look for AP's market to pick up a bit after the draft is over at the end of this month, but it is becoming increasingly likely his days of being a fantasy force are over.

  • Posted: 4/13/2017 10:25am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is not expected to sign with anyone before the NFL draft. Prospective teams will continue to monitor his status, however.

    Huddle Up: It's hard to sign a 32-year-old running back who has practically missed two full seasons over the last three years. The upcoming running back draft class is stellar, too, which indubitably plays a factor in teams' interest in Peterson. Even if/when he signs, he'll be part of a committee. His days of being a prominent RB1 are likely gone.

  • Posted: 4/13/2017 7:39am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) impressed the New England Patriots, appearing fast and explosive in a recent workout. The New Orleans Saints could seek to sign him before the NFL draft if the financials can be worked out.

    Huddle Up: Peterson is at an advanced age for the position, and he hasn't been much of a receiver. Both of these really limit his fantasy value to the tail end of the RB2 range.

  • Posted: 4/11/2017 11:01pm ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) met with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, April 11. Although he did not sign a deal the visit went well, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, and the two sides will keep in touch.

    Huddle Up: At this point it seems unlikely Peterson will find a home before the NFL Draft where teams will get a better feel for what their 2017 roster will look like. Obviously a backfield pairing with Drew Brees would be intriguing, but until AD signs somewhere on the dotted line it's all speculation.

  • Posted: 4/9/2017 4:02pm ET

    Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) participated in a workout during his visit with the New England Patriots Monday, April 3.

    Huddle Up: Peterson has received interest from a few teams this offseason but has not signed a deal yet. He may not be able to handle a full workload like he did in the past but should receive a solid amount of carries for his new team. He likely would receive most of the carries if he signed with the Patriots and could be a No. 2 fantasy running back.

  • Posted: 4/6/2017 12:19pm ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) will meet with the New Orleans Saints next week.

    Huddle Up: This would certainly be an interesting addition to the Saints with Mark Ingram at the head of the running back group. Ingram and Peterson would indubitably form the head of a committee. This could just be another visit that fizzles, though, so keep even keel with both running backs' fantasy value.

  • Posted: 4/3/2017 1:12pm ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) left his visit with the New England Patriots without a deal Monday, April 3, according to sources. He could revisit at a later time, however.

    Huddle Up: As stated earlier, it's tough to gauge Peterson's fantasy value until he signs with a team, but he will likely be part of a committee. For possibly the first time in his career, he should not be viewed as an RB1.

  • Posted: 4/3/2017 11:13am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) has drawn interest from three to five teams, according to a source. Peterson does not have a set number for a possible contract and he has not turned down any offers.

    Huddle Up: Peterson is easily the biggest name left on the free-agent market. His injury history and age are keeping teams away, but not all the gas has been expended. That being said, he will likely be part of a committee if/when he is signed, so don't expect him to reach RB1 status again. His value can be better gauged once we know where he'll be playing.

  • Posted: 4/2/2017 2:58pm ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots Monday, April 3, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots have not re-signed LeGarrette Blount at this point, so Peterson is an option to handle that role if he decides to sign with the Patriots. He likely would receive most of the carries but would not have a big role in the passing game. Peterson could be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he joins New England.

  • Posted: 4/1/2017 8:38am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is almost certain not to end up signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. At minimum, Tampa Bay appears willing to wait to let a running back-laden draft play out before they make a decision on Doug Martin, according to Stroud.

    Huddle Up: Speculation had increased recently Peterson was generating interest from Buccaneers after he was spotted working out with Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston. It makes sense why the team is passing at the moment, especially if we believe recent reports the 32-year-old Peterson was/is asking for $8 million per year. With AP's market remaining cold, he's likely going to need to accept a much lower salary than he wants and hope for a training camp injury to a running back in order to find a job in 2017.

  • Posted: 3/30/2017 7:24am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) was pictured working out with Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston Tuesday, March 28.

    Huddle Up: The Bucs have an opening with Doug Martin suspended for the first three games. Peterson is a high-end RB2 option in the right system, and Tampa would be a good one to feature him.

  • Posted: 3/27/2017 5:40pm ET

    Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn would not say if the team is pursuing free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) but does believe Peterson can still play.

    Huddle Up: The Lions have been using a committee at running back but do not have a running back like Peterson on their roster. He likely would receive most of the carries if he signs with the Lions but may not see much work in the passing game. Peterson could be a low-end No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he joins the Lions.

  • Posted: 3/25/2017 6:04am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) said he is willing to wait to sign with a team because he is looking for the best fit for him and a chance to win the Super Bowl.

    Huddle Up: Peterson has not met with any teams at this point and has not been linked with a lot of teams, so owners will need to continue to monitor the situation. It is not known what role he will have with his new team, but he could be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back if he receives most of the carries.

  • Posted: 3/24/2017 11:42am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) reportedly wanted more than $8 million in the first year of any contract he signed during the initial wave of free agency.

    Huddle Up: If true, this report explains the main reason AP is still unemployed. Eddie Lacy landed a one-year deal worth $5.5 million and Latavius Murray's three-year contract averages out to $5 million per year, and both are considerably younger and more useful in the passing game than Peterson. With a draft class heavy in talent at his position, the 32-year-old will likely need to cut his asking price in half to get a bite in free agency.

  • Posted: 3/24/2017 9:34am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) was reportedly close to making a visit with the Green Bay Packers before they decided his initial asking price was too high, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

    Huddle Up: It's too bad, as Peterson would have been a nice fit as a powerful, early-down thumper for a Packers' attack who needs the element in their offense. Look for Green Bay to turn its attention to backs like Oklahoma's Samaje Perine and BYU's Jamaal Williams next month in the 2017 NFL Draft in order to fill the void. Peterson will almost certainly need the lower his asking price in order to get a job before training camp.

  • Posted: 3/22/2017 7:22pm ET

    The Green Bay Packers have 'some' interest in a visit with free-agent WR Adrian Peterson (Vikings), but it is believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock of its roster following the draft, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling.

    Huddle Up: All things considered, Green Bay may actually be Peterson's best landing spot. The Oakland Raiders seem more inclined to pursue Marshawn Lynch, while the New York Giants run a more shotgun-heavy, one-back offense that has never been a good fit for him. With such a talented incoming draft class at his position, Peterson could easily be waiting for a training camp injury before he signs with a team.

  • Posted: 3/16/2017 2:18pm ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) will not be re-signed by the Minnesota Vikings, according to general manager Rick Spielman.

    Huddle Up: This shouldn't be a surprise since the Vikings just signed Latavius Murray. Murray figures to begin offseason activities as the starter in Minnesota, but Jerick McKinnon could give him a run for his money. Even so, expect McKinnon to split time with Murray, with Murray handling the majority of snaps. Murray should be regarded as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 behind a suspect Vikings' offensive line.

  • Posted: 3/13/2017 9:41pm ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) left his visit with the Seattle Seahawks without signing a contract Monday, March 13. The sense here is that the Seahawks are in the 'information-gathering process,' as they plan to host fellow free-agent RBs Latavius Murray (Raiders) and Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) this week as well.

    Huddle Up: The Seahawks also had Eddie Lacy visit over the weekend, so they're really getting a look at a handful of veteran running backs. Peterson has potential to be useful in fantasy as a change-of-pace back in a lot places, but Seattle wouldn't be one of them, as they already have Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise lined up for a lot of work. Even so, Peterson's situation is still one to watch closely throughout the offseason.

  • Posted: 3/11/2017 9:13pm ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is scheduled to visit with the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Peterson has made a career of defying the odds, but he figures to be part of a committee wherever he signs. He could be a RB2 in the right situation.

  • Posted: 3/8/2017 10:30am ET

    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson would like to play for the Seattle Seahawks, per Peterson's father. Sources familiar with situation say Seattle doesn't have immediate interest in signing Peterson, but waiting to see how the market plays out could lead to the Seahawks revisiting the situation.

    Huddle Up: Wherever Peterson lands, he probably won't be better than a No. 2 running back in fantasy. Drafting him as a third is safer, but name value may inflate his stock.

  • Posted: 3/7/2017 11:37am ET

    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson has nothing brewing with the New England Patriots for now.

    Huddle Up: Peterson can be an RB2 on a team that features him, but he might wind up in a major timeshare. His value is on a pendulum that can swing either way right now.

  • Posted: 3/6/2017 6:49pm ET

    Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) said he would 'consider' taking a team-friendly contract with the New England Patriots, according to a 'source close to Peterson.'

    Huddle Up: Peterson is at the back-end of what has been a truly magnificent NFL career, but one thing he's still missing is a championship. Other aging players have joined the Patriots to secure their first title in the past, so it certainly wouldn't be out of the question with Peterson. If he were to land in New England and take over LeGarrette Blount's role, he could provide solid value as an RB2.

  • Posted: 3/5/2017 9:42am ET

    Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is reportedly talking with other teams but not drumming up much interest among league executives at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis as the NFL heads toward the start of its new league year Thursday, March 9.

    Huddle Up: Turning 32 later this month, Peterson is unlikely to get much money in free agency in part because the incoming draft class is loaded at his position. He may returning to Minnesota is his best option. If that occurs, he's going to be hard to trust as anything more than a RB2 with his recent injury history, age and the current state of the Vikings' offensive line.

  • Posted: 3/3/2017 8:28am ET

    Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) has interest in the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 32-year-old still has RB2 value in fantasy, and Oakland has a good offensive line. That was one of the things that plagued him last year before his knee injury.

  • Posted: 3/2/2017 9:36am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is not expected to be of interest to the New York Giants, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Giants could be set at running back with up-and-coming Paul Perkins and veteran Shane Vereen. Perkins has the most intrigue as the Giants' roster currently stands, especially after the release of Rashad Jennings. If Perkins can earn his role as New York's primary running back, he has RB3 to RB2 upside in 2017.

  • Posted: 3/1/2017 12:06pm ET

    New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said the team will look at free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) when they evaluate available players. 'We'll go take a look at him, we'll evaluate him, we'll get a grade on anyone who's available and we'll make those decisions in terms of what's best for the Giants moving forward,' McAdoo said.

    Huddle Up: Peterson probably would share work with Paul Perkins if he signs with the Giants but could receive a majority of carries in that situation. He should have a solid offensive role wherever he plays in 2017 and can be a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy running back depending on his role.

  • Posted: 3/1/2017 11:07am ET

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not expected to aggressively pursue free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) at this time, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: The Buccaneers still have Doug Martin on the roster and are interested in re-signing Jacquizz Rodgers, so it appears they are not looking at Peterson at this point. Peterson can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back depending on his team, while Rodgers could be a No. 2 or No. 3 back if he returns to the Bucs.

  • Posted: 3/1/2017 10:37am ET

    Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was noncommittal about the possibility of the Vikings re-signing RB Adrian Peterson this offseason. Spielman said he is open to Peterson returning to the Vikings but is not sure what will happen during free agency.

    Huddle Up: Peterson probably will receive interest from some teams but re-signing with the Vikings is still a possibility. Peterson may have to be part of a running back committee in 2017 but probably would receive most of the work in the committee. Peterson can be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 back for fantasy owners if he finds a solid role with a team.

  • Posted: 2/28/2017 7:35pm ET

    Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys will not be pursuing Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next week, according to a team source, because they are 'not a fit' for Peterson with RB Ezekiel Elliott on the roster.

    Huddle Up: Well, that logic can't be argued, as Elliott looks like he has all the tools to be the best running back in football over the next few years, if not more, so Peterson's services wouldn't really be needed. In any event, the 31-year-old would be wise to land in another situation that would present him with a more active workload, as he can still be effective when healthy.

  • Posted: 2/28/2017 10:28am ET

    Dallas Cowboys general manager/owner Jerry Jones will pursue free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) if he still available by the March 9 start of free agency.

    Huddle Up: The Minnesota Vikings declined Peterson's 2017 option earlier Tuesday, but it is still possible - albeit unlikely - he could re-sign with the team before the start of the new league year. Jones appears fascinated by the idea pairing AP with Ezekiel Elliott, but the Cowboys have bigger fish to fry than trying to upgrading the depth at running back. Despite the reported interest on both sides, Dallas should be considered a longshot to land Peterson.

  • Posted: 2/28/2017 9:12am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not have his 2017 option exercised, the team announced Tuesday, Feb. 28, and he'll become an unrestricted free agent March 9.

    Huddle Up: Peterson really struggled before his knee injury, but the team didn't really put him in a position to succeed. They ran from the shotgun formation, which is not to Peterson's skill set, and the offensive line was in shambles. It'll be interesting to see where he lands and what he has left as he turns 32 next month. He's probably not a great pick as an RB1 at this stage, but we've learned time and time again not to discount the future Hall of Famer.

  • Posted: 2/24/2017 9:07pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he perplexed by those who question whether or not he can bounce back in 2017.

    Huddle Up: Peterson delivered miraculous comebacks in 2011 and 2015, but age is not on his side. He could still be a RB2 in the right situation, but his chances of being an elite back again are slim.

  • Posted: 2/24/2017 2:10pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he has not talked with RB Adrian Peterson at this point but will not make a decision on Peterson's contract until he talks with him and his agent. Spielman said the team will make a decision before the start of free agency.

    Huddle Up: Peterson likely will not return to the Vikings under his current contract but could stay with the team if he restructures his contract. Peterson probably will be with a new team in 2017 but may not be able to handle a workload like he did in the past. Peterson could be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues depending on his role.

  • Posted: 2/23/2017 12:38pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's future with the Vikings is still in limbo. General manager Rick Spielman said Minnesota hasn't yet made a decision on their running back, but it's unlikely that Peterson remains a Viking if he's not willing to take a big pay cut. He is due $18 million next season.

    Huddle Up: Drafting Peterson this offseason is much too risky of a proposition after he suffered another serious knee injury last year. He has missed 28 games the last three seasons and may be close to the end of his career. He obviously has RB1 potential when he's healthy, but it's just too risky to take him in RB1 territory, wherever he plays.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @TEN 19 31 0 0 0 0
2 GB 12 19 0 2 7 0
15 IND 6 22 0 1 1 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @SF 10 31 0 3 21 0
2 DET 29 134 0 2 58 0
3 LAC 20 126 2 0 0 0
4 @DEN 16 81 1 4 13 0
6 KC 26 60 0 1 -3 0
7 @DET 19 98 0 3 12 0
8 @CHI 20 103 0 2 6 0
9 LAR 29 125 1 2 18 0
10 @OAK 26 203 1 2 13 0
11 GB 13 45 1 2 16 0
12 @ATL 29 158 2 2 29 0
13 SEA 8 18 0 4 6 0
14 @ARI 23 69 1 1 17 0
15 CHI 18 63 0 0 0 0
16 NYG 22 104 1 1 15 0
17 @GB 19 67 1 1 1 0
P1 SEA 23 45 0 2 13 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @LAR 21 75 0 2 18 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @DET 18 93 2 4 18 1
2 @CHI 26 100 0 1 7 0
3 CLE 25 88 1 6 27 0
4 PIT 23 140 2 0 0 0
6 CAR 10 62 0 3 21 0
7 @NYG 13 28 0 2 28 0
8 GB 13 60 1 3 23 0
9 @DAL 25 140 1 3 37 0
10 WAS 20 75 2 2 2 0
11 @SEA 21 65 0 0 0 0
12 @GB 32 146 1 1 2 0
13 CHI 35 211 0 2 0 0
14 @BAL 7 13 0 1 4 0
16 @CIN 11 45 0 1 2 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 JAC 17 84 2 1 3 0
2 @IND 16 60 0 3 20 0
3 SF 25 86 0 2 21 0
4 @DET 21 102 0 4 20 0
5 TEN 17 88 0 3 15 0
6 @WAS 17 79 0 7 50 0
7 ARI 23 153 1 2 6 0
8 TB 15 123 1 1 4 0
9 @SEA 17 182 2 3 11 0
10 DET 27 171 1 3 5 0
12 @CHI 18 108 0 6 30 0
13 @GB 21 210 1 1 10 0
14 CHI 31 154 2 2 16 0
15 @LAR 24 212 1 0 0 0
16 @HOU 25 86 0 1 4 0
17 GB 34 199 1 1 2 1
P1 @GB 22 99 0 1 8 0

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @LAC 16 98 0 2 6 0
2 TB 25 120 2 2 21 0
3 DET 17 78 1 4 19 0
4 @KC 23 80 0 1 3 0
5 ARI 29 122 3 0 0 0
6 @CHI 12 39 1 1 0 0
7 GB 24 175 1 1 0 0
8 @CAR 20 83 1 5 76 1
10 @GB 14 51 1 0 0 0
11 OAK 6 26 1 0 0 0
15 NO 10 60 0 0 0 0
16 @WAS 12 38 1 2 14 0

2010 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @NO 19 87 0 3 14 0
2 MIA 28 145 1 5 41 0
3 DET 23 160 2 5 30 0
5 @NYJ 18 88 0 1 20 0
6 DAL 24 73 1 1 -2 0
7 @GB 28 131 1 2 41 0
8 @NE 25 92 1 5 50 0
9 ARI 15 81 1 4 63 1
10 @CHI 17 51 0 4 24 0
11 GB 14 72 0 1 16 0
12 @WAS 6 36 1 1 34 0
13 BUF 16 107 3 1 1 0
14 NYG 14 26 0 0 0 0
16 @PHI 22 118 1 1 11 0
17 @DET 14 31 0 2 -2 0

2009 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @CLE 25 180 3 1 18 0
2 @DET 15 92 1 4 24 0
3 SF 19 85 0 2 14 0
4 GB 25 55 1 1 0 0
5 @LAR 14 63 2 2 6 0
6 BAL 22 143 0 4 23 0
7 @PIT 18 69 1 4 60 0
8 @GB 25 97 1 1 44 0
10 DET 18 133 2 2 10 0
11 SEA 24 82 0 4 16 0
12 CHI 25 85 1 2 18 0
13 @ARI 13 19 0 6 46 0
14 CIN 26 97 2 3 40 0
15 @CAR 12 35 1 3 73 0
16 @CHI 24 94 2 3 43 0
17 NYG 9 54 1 1 1 0
P2 DAL 26 63 0 1 19 0
P3 @NO 25 122 3 2 14 0

2008 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @GB 19 103 1 1 11 0
2 IND 29 160 0 4 20 0
3 CAR 17 77 0 0 0 0
4 @TEN 18 80 2 4 21 0
5 @NO 21 32 0 1 9 0
6 DET 25 111 0 1 -5 0
7 @CHI 22 121 2 1 9 0
9 HOU 25 139 1 0 0 0
10 GB 30 192 1 3 33 0
11 @TB 19 85 0 1 -3 0
12 @JAC 17 80 1 0 0 0
13 CHI 28 131 1 2 -1 0
14 @DET 22 105 0 1 15 0
15 @ARI 28 165 0 0 0 0
16 ATL 22 76 0 2 16 0
17 NYG 21 103 1 0 0 0
P1 PHI 20 83 2 0 0 0

2007 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 ATL 19 103 0 1 60 1
2 @DET 20 66 0 4 52 0
3 @KC 25 102 1 3 48 0
4 GB 12 112 0 1 6 0
6 @CHI 20 224 3 1 9 0
7 @DAL 12 63 1 1 12 0
8 PHI 20 70 0 0 0 0
9 LAC 30 296 3 1 19 0
10 @GB 11 45 0 3 14 0
13 DET 15 116 2 1 10 0
14 @SF 14 3 0 0 0 0
15 CHI 20 78 2 1 17 0
16 WAS 9 27 0 2 21 0
17 @DEN 11 36 0 0 0 0

2005 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
3 CIN 0 0 0 1 7 0
5 @CLE 2 19 0 0 0 0
6 MIN 0 0 0 1 7 0
8 @DET 4 8 0 1 1 0
9 @NO 6 58 1 1 3 0
10 SF 24 120 1 0 0 0
11 CAR 4 37 0 0 0 0
12 @TB 5 27 0 0 0 0
13 GB 11 48 0 0 0 0
14 @PIT 1 3 0 0 0 0
15 ATL 3 6 0 0 0 0
16 @GB 8 30 0 0 0 0
17 @MIN 8 35 0 3 30 0

2004 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
11 IND 4 15 0 1 30 0
16 @DET 2 4 0 1 0 0
17 GB 0 0 0 0 0 0

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