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Height/Weight: 6-1/217 | Birthdate: 3/21/1985 | Birthplace: Palestine, TX, USA | Team: Minnesota | College: Oklahoma | NFL Experience: 8 | Owned/Started%: 56/1 | Average Draft Position: 4.81
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Adrian Peterson's agent wants long-term commitment from Vikings


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) After the agent for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson tried unsuccessfully to get his client traded, he asked the team to commit to Peterson long term. 

On Thursday night, agent Ben Dogra said that the Vikings told him Peterson was not going to be traded.

"One of the things that I appreciate with the Vikings is their resolve to say 'we're not trading him,'" Dogra told USA TODAY. "That tells me they value him not only as a football player, but what he's done for the organization. ... But actions speak louder than words. If that's going to happen, and you want to keep him, then show him a commitment to make him retire as a Viking."

That commitment would include guaranteeing part of Peterson's $46 million contract owed him over the next three years. 


Vikings' Spielman on Adrian Peterson: 'Nothing has changed'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Speaking after his team selected cornerback Trae Waynes with the 11th pick of the draft, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was asked about the status of running back Adrian Peterson.

"Nothing has changed with Adrian, end of story," Spielman said, curtly, per 1500ESPN.com.

Spielman answered similarly when faced with a follow-up question. He said earlier this week that he had "no interest" in dealing the running back.


RB Adrian Peterson says it 'would be nice' to play with Cowboys


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/29/2015) Disgruntled Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said it "would be nice" to play for the Cowboys during an interview while attending Tuesday's Mavericks-Rockets game in Houston, per the Dallas Morning News

Peterson grew up near Dallas, and has expressed his interest not to play for the Vikings this season after his suspension in 2014. But Minnesota remains steadfast in its position to keep Peterson, and the Cowboys have had very little to say about the matter heading into Thursday's draft. 


Vikings' Rick Spielman on Adrian Peterson: No interest in trading him


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he has no interest in trading running back Adrian Peterson, reports the Associated Press.

Various teams are reportedly interested in acquiring Peterson. He was recently reinstated by the NFL after missing 15 games last season due to being placed on the commissioner's exempt list.

Peterson is under contract with the Vikings for the next three seasons. He has yet to attend any of the team's voluntary workouts during the offseason. 

"But I think if our organization didn't believe in Adrian Peterson, he probably still wouldn't be here today," Spielman said, per 1500ESPN.com. "That's from our ownership on down. We believe in Adrian Peterson, but we also know we're a pretty good football team with Adrian in our backfield." 


Report: Cowboys out of running for Adrian Peterson; Cardinals still alive


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) The Cowboys, once considered the frontrunners to trade for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, are now out of the running, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, who added that only the Cardinals are serious contenders.

The claim is that a deal for Peterson must be made by Friday or Peterson will stay with Minnesota. That will be contingent on Arizona's ability or inability to identify its future featured back. Peterson could bring the Vikings a second-round pick.


Report: Six teams in the mix for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) The Vikings are reportedly going to give it one more week of searching for a trade partner for running back Adrian Peterson, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

A source told the newspaper if Peterson is not traded by next week, the Vikings will keep him. Minnesota is still reportedly talking with the Cardinals, Falcons, Cowboys, Jaguars, Chargers and Buccaneers to get a possible deal done, according to the source.

Peterson was reinstated last week by the league for his suspension stemming from child-abuse charges. He is under contract with the Vikings for the next three seasons for $43.25 million, including $12.75 in 2015.


Report: Adrian Peterson not expected at Vikings workouts


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/19/2015) Running back Adrian Peterson is not expected to attend Vikings offseason workouts, which begin Monday, per the St. Paul Pioneer-Press

Peterson, who was suspended without pay last November for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy through physical abuse of his four-year-old son, has made no secret that he wishes to leave the Vikings, although the team has stated they expect Peterson to be on the roster at the start of the year. 

Peterson's absence from offseason workouts doesn't signal any movement in either direction, as Peterson rarely attends the team's conditioning programs. His workout bonus pertains only to his participation in team OTAs and minicamp. 


Report: Raiders among teams interested in RB Peterson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Star Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was reinstated by the NFL on Thursday after serving out a suspension for abusing his four-year-old son, could wind up in Oakland via trade, according to Bleacher Report.

Citing comments from two general managers, Bleacher Report is claiming that Dallas is the frontrunner to land Peterson, but that the Cardinals and Raiders are also possibilities. One GM, however, added that Peterson's $12.75 million salary is "an anchor around [his] neck. Few teams will be willing to take him, at his age, with that salary."

The 30-year-old Peterson had shown little sign of slowing down before the suspension. He managed his sixth 1,000-yard season and seventh straight 10-touchdown campaign in 2013.


NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson effective Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL effective Friday.

That news came courtesy of a letter released by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who emphasized that his return requires compliance to an "ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors." It added that any violation of the program could result in his suspension without pay or banishment from the NFL.

Peterson was suspended without pay in mid-November for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy through physical abuse of his four-year-old son. He pled no contest to assault charges in a Texas state court.

The perennial All-Pro has racked up 10,190 career rushing yards and posted a 5.0 YPC average. Rumors have persisted that he could be traded, though Vikings center John Sullivan recently stated that he and his teammates strongly prefer that he remains with Minnesota. 

"We look forward to Adrian re-joining the Vikings," the Vikings said in a team statement.


John Sullivan: Vikings players want Adrian Peterson back


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) The status of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is up in the air, and while the veteran may not have interest in returning to Minnesota, center John Sullivan made it clear Thursday's night in an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio Thursday night that the Minnesota players want Peterson back, Pro Football Talk reports.

"We want him back. There is no doubt the players want him back," Sullivan said. "He missed an entire season. He more than paid his dues with this whole thing. I respect him as a man. I don’t want to talk too much about it just because I don’t want to put too much conjecture out there but I just hope it works itself out and he comes back and joins us. We have open arms here waiting for him. We want to rush for the 2,500 yards that he talked about a couple of years ago."

The league reportedly filed an appeal in the Peterson case Wednesday to preserve the disciplinary powers of commissioner Roger Goodell. Peterson met with Goodell Tuesday, but an official decision on his reinstatement has yet to be announced.


NFL files appeal in Adrian Peterson case


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/9/2015) The NFL filed an appeal Wednesday in the Adrian Peterson case to help preserve the disciplinary power of commissioner Roger Goodell, per Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press

The league said that U.S. District Judge David Doty "usurped" league arbitrator Harold Henderson's denial of Peterson's appeal of his suspension passed down by Goodell.  

The 8th Circuit Court said that oral arguments won't be heard until October. 


Adrian Peterson likely to see suspension lifted by commissioner


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/7/2015) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will most likely have his suspension lifted following Tuesday's reinstatement meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, reports NFL.com.

Peterson met Goodell Tuesday to discuss his potential reinstatement, but no official announcement has been released.

The eight-year veteran is eligible to be reinstated beginning April 15.

Adrian Peterson meets with Goodell, no official announcement yet


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/7/2015) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson met with Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday regarding the player's reinstatement, but no official announcement has been released, according to NFL.com.

Accompanied by a number of lawyers and representatives, Peterson discussed his family situation with Goodell and was asked about the counseling and therapy prescribed to him as part of his reinstatement plan.

“I am anxious to start a new chapter and get on with the rest of my life,” Peterson said after the meeting per ESPN.

Report: Adrian Peterson to meet Tuesday with Roger Goodell


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/6/2015) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will meet Tuesday with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his reinstatement, sources tell the Minneapolis Star Tribune‎.

Goodell said at the owners meetings two weeks ago that Peterson remains eligible for reinstatement on April 15.

Peterson could be cleared for a return to the Vikings, although it is unclear if the running back intends to report to his current team if reinstated.

RB Adrian Peterson will meet with NFL to discuss reinstatement


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/6/2015) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is scheduled to meet with the NFL sometime this week to discuss his reinstatement, per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Peterson is eligible to be considered for reinstatement beginning April 15. 

Peterson was placed on the commissioner's exempt list last season after being charged with injuring a child. He pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault.

The 30-year-old is still under contract with the Vikings, but has said through his agent that he wants a "fresh start" and is ready to leave Minnesota. Over Peterson's career with the Vikings, he has rushed for 10,190 yards and 86 touchdowns.


Report: Romo restructures deal, saves Cowboys $13M in cap space


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has restructured his contract, according to Yahoo Sports. He will save the Cowboys $13 million in salary cap space.

Romo indicated in a radio interview Tuesday he was going to restructure his contract and also said he was willing to take a pay cut so the team could re-sign running back DeMarco Murray, who eventually signed with the Eagles.

"DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?' I said, 'I will. I would take a pay cut to go do this,'" Romo said. "I was like, 'They're going to restructure me.' That's the same thing in some ways, just for the salary cap purposes. He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends again.' I would take $5 million less if it meant getting him back.

"He knew that. It was just funny how he was literally worried about that part of it for a week. I'm like, 'That's not the reason.' I'm like, 'Obviously I'll restructure. I would even take a pay cut.' He was like, 'OK, we can be friends again.' It's amazing what you think about in those moments."

Romo's restructuring does clear up enough cap space for the Cowboys to potentially make a run at trading for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who is slated to make $12.75 million in base salary in 2015, per ProFootballTalk.com.

Peterson's name has been linked to the Cowboys in the past, including Peterson's dad -- Nelson Peterson -- mentioning in late February he's heard rumors of Peterson being potentially traded to the Cowboys, Cardinals or Colts.


Mike Zimmer: 'No plans' to trade Adrian Peterson


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/25/2015) Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he expects running back Adrian Peterson to play for the team this year despite Peterson's agent saying recently his client wants out of Minnesota.

"I'm not going to speculate on what he wants or doesn't want. He's under contract for three more years with us and that's why you sign these contracts, and why you get these big bonuses," Zimmer said, per NFL.com. "We're planning on him being back. We have no plans to trade Adrian."

Peterson, 30, spent all but one game last season on the commissoner's exempt list due to his child abuse case. He reportedly is upset the Vikings didn't do enough to get him back on the field.


Vikings' Mike Zimmer still wants Adrian Peterson back in 2015


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Though Adrian Peterson's agent said it's in his client's best interest to leave Minnesota, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is still looking forward to the running back's return in 2015. 

"Really, we are just looking forward to getting him back and getting back with his teammates and playing for us," Zimmer said on PFT Live. "I can’t speculate on what other people say. All I know is how I feel and where we feel as an organization.”

Zimmer is confident and hopeful that at the end of the day the two sides can come to an understanding resulting in Peterson staying in Minnesota. Peterson's camp has been lobbying for a trade. 

“One of the things that everybody in the world remembers is Adrian Peterson as a Minnesota Viking," Zimmer said. "When he gets a chance to get into the Hall of Fame, when he gets to go in there, he’s going to want to go in with how everyone represented him and remembered him.  I just feel that’s how it’s going to work out.”


Adrian Peterson's agent: We want out of Minnesota


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made a splash Monday without saying a word. Instead, his agent, Ben Dogra, made it clear what Peterson is looking for.

"We want out of Minnesota," Dogra said to USA Today Monday.

Peterson has been rumored to want a fresh start with a new team for weeks, but this is the first time a comment has been made publicly. 

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. however, doesn't think that will be happening any time soon.

"Adrian's a member of our football team," Spielman said. "He's under contract with us. We are focused on the 2015 season and expect Adrian to be a part of that. Our whole focus is getting ready for that season with Adrian."

Peterson was suspended for 15 games in 2014 as a result of a child abuse case.


Vikings expect RB Adrian Peterson back in 2015


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told reporters that the team expects running back Adrian Peterson to be a part of the team in 2015, according to USA Today

Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, went as far as to say this, "We want out of Minnesota."

The 30-year-old is still under contract with the Vikings. Over his career with the team, he has rushed for 10,190 yards and 86 touchdowns.


Report: Adrian Peterson's agent declines meeting with Vikings


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) The Vikings want to keep Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. Peterson and his camp want out. That's been established for a while. It doesn't appear there's much of a chance for the two sides to find common ground either. 

According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman requested to meet with Peterson's agent Ben Dogra for dinner at the upcoming owners meetings. Dogra, however, declined to do so. 

Peterson's camp, per the report, would like the running back to be traded or offered more guaranteed money with the Vikings. With his workout bonus included, Peterson is expected to earn $13 million in 2015. 

Peterson is under contract through 2017. The Cardinals are reportedly open to trading a second-rounder to the Vikings for Peterson, and would consider working out a new contract. 


Vikings' Jerick McKinnon: I want to be the starter if AP is not here


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon the St. Paul Pioneer Press earlier this week that he wants to be the top back if Adrian Peterson is not back in Minnesota for the 2015 season.

"If A.P. comes back, there's no doubt he's going to be the starter," McKinnon said. "But it's not going to change my mind-set or how I approach things or how I work. Whatever they do, my mind-set is to come in and be that guy next year.

"There's no doubt in my mind I can last the season," McKinnon said. "If that's something I have to prove, that's not a big deal for me. I'll prove it this year. I'm just really excited to get back out there with my teammates and coaches and show how far I've come since surgery."

McKinnon, 22, underwent back surgery in early December that cut his rookie season short. In 2014, he rushed for 538 yards on 113 attempts through 11 games.


Vikings tell RB Adrian Peterson he won't be released


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told running back Adrian Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, that the team won't release him, according to USA Today

Dogra wrote in a text, "It was important for me to relay the position the Vikings are taking to Adrian. I want to make sure there is absolutely no confusion whatsoever."

Peterson was placed on the commissioner's exempt list last season after being charged with injuring a child. He pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault.

For his career the 29-year-old has carried the ball 2,054 times for 10,190 yards and 86 touchdowns. 


Report: 'No way' Cardinals trade for Adrian Peterson


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/16/2015) In light of speculation the Cardinals could be interested in Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, a source told SI's Peter King that money "would be a major problem." Peterson, who turns 30 on Saturday, has three years and $45 million left on his contract.

“We haven’t had contact with the Vikings about it, to the best of my knowledge,” the Cardinals source said. “And there is no way we could live with those numbers. We just got Larry Fitzgerald’s contract under control. No way we’d add that salary.”

King notes that Arizona, which has the 23rd and 55th overall picks, loves the running backs available in the draft.

Peterson's father recently told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that his son has not yet asked for a trade, despite Peterson's contention the team did not do enough to get him back on the field last year.


Report: Adrian Peterson does not have another meeting with Vikings


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Contrary to what Nelson Peterson, Adrian Peterson's father, told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings don't have another meeting scheduled with Peterson this week, reports Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports on Friday.

Peterson met with owners Zygi and Mark Wilf on Monday, and his father told the paper that "nothing was resolved" in the meeting.

Peterson only played in one game during the 2014 season, and spent much of the season on the exempt list while the child abuse case in which he was involved took its course in court. Peterson's father said that his son has yet to ask for a trade, despite acknowledging that the organization did not do enough to get him back on the field last year.

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