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Vikings' Adrian Peterson leaves practice with minor injury
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(8/11/15) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson limped off the practice field on Tuesday, but the injury wasn't believed to be serious.
"He got tangled up," teammate Jerick McKinnon said, per ESPN. "A defender fell on him, but he said he was alright. Everybody knows Adrian's got a cape on. He'll be back out here tomorrow. I don't think anybody's worried about him."
Vikings restructure RB Adrian Peterson's contract
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(7/21/15) The Vikings announced Tuesday that the team and running back Adrian Peterson "mutually agreed" to restructure the final three years of Peterson's contract, bringing to a close a contentious bit of negotiation between team and player.
According to reports, this means his contract for 2015 is guaranteed at $13 million, in addition to receiving guaranteed money for the 2016 season.
"I appreciate the Vikings for working together on this restructured contract, which provides additional security for me but also allows opportunities for me to further prove my value to the team and within the NFL," Peterson said. "It was important for me to continue my career in Minnesota, and I cannot wait to get on the field in front of Vikings fans again."
Peterson missed 15 games last season after being placed on the commissioner's exempt list while dealing with child abuse allegations, and at times expressed his desire to not play for the Vikings anymore.
Vikings will make Adrian Peterson's workload more balanced
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/12/15) The Vikings have always put running back Adrian Peterson to work, and without hesitation. It was just three years ago that Peterson took 348 carries and turned them into 2,078 rushing yards and a playoff berth.
Now, the Vikings are planning to use a more balanced offensive attack.
"No question that the workload will be a lot more balanced than in the past because the organization has done an outstanding job of acquiring talent and other explosive pieces," Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson said. "And just as the natural progression as an older back ages, the workload decreases anyway."
Peterson will still get his fair share of carries as the team will strategically try to limit his snaps per game, not necessarily his carriers.
"I think it's more about snaps per game, because that's what you have to watch in regard to the wear and tear," Wilson said. "How he'll last for the season is the snaps per game, not the carries or attempts per game, because that comes with the territory. He's going to get his amount of touches that he gets, it's the other snaps and plays that will determine how successful he is at lasting during the season and being powerful, strong, aggressive and explosive."
Peterson played in just one game last season due to a suspension. He ran the ball 21 times for 75 yards.
Vikings owner on Adrian Peterson: He has a good heart
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(6/11/15) Despite a contentious relationship recently, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf was pleased to have running back Adrian Peterson back with the team, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
"It's all good for the team," Wilf said. "I'm very happy for him to be back with us."
Peterson recently returned to the team after missing all of the team's offseason activities and he acknowledged that he didn't always want to play for the Vikings this season.
Peterson missed 15 games last season after being placed on the commissioner's exempt list while dealing with child abuse allegations. While the two sides went back and forth over Peterson's commitment to the team, Wilf said it was time to move on.
"He's always had a good heart," Wilf said. "He's a great football player. We have great memories, and we'll continue to have good memories with him... He's been great for the community, and that's basically who he is, and when you know that's the character of that person, you believe in him."
Unlikely that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson gets preseason carries
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/10/15) If Vikings fans are hoping to see Adrian Peterson carry the ball this preseason, good luck.
Speaking to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said it's unlikely that Peterson will tote the rock during the four exhibition games the team will suit up for.
"I probably don’t see that, no," Zimmer said. "We’re talking in June, so you can’t hold me to it, but he’s carried the ball a lot (in his eight-year career) and he’s going to continue to carry the ball a lot. He’ll get plenty of looks and reps in practice."
|Adrian Peterson is still a member of the Minnesota Vikings. He played just one game last season before a significant off-field issue landed him on the Commissioner's Exempt List. Then speculation ran rampant that he would be on the move to a new team, but the Vikings held true to their word and kept him. Now reports say Peterson is in good shape and focused on making a positive impact on the football field. In Minnesota he'll work behind a good (not great) offensive line and be in an offense commanded by Norv Turner, who has been very good to running backs in the past. He may indeed be 30 years old, have over 2,000 career carries and have not played much over the last 12 months, but he's proven to be an athletic anomaly who should be given the benefit of the doubt. Expect Peterson to get taken between fifth and 10th in all leagues this summer. |