National Football League
 
Position
RB
 
Jersey
28
Name  Adrian Peterson
Born  3/21/1985
Height  6-1
Weight  217
College  Oklahoma
4/17/2015 1:37:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson as been reinstated and now the question of where he will play in 2015 begins.
Insight: Currently, the Oakland Raiders seem to be making a big effort to trade for him and have the cap space. Obviously Dallas and Arizona are also thought to be interested.
 
3/20/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson's agent refused a dinner meeting with Vikings management, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo.
Insight: It appears the Vikings and Peterson aren't going to be able to work this one out. Peterson can still run, but he obviously doesn't want to do it in Minnesota anymore. Arizona? Dallas?
 
3/4/2015 8:50:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is still not convinced he wants to play for the Vikings again according to ESPN.
Insight: Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer flew to Houston to visit Peterson at his home. Peterson released a statement saying how much he appeciated the visit, but he did not explicitly say he wants to return to Minnesota. It is still very unclear where Peterson will play in 2015.
 
2/18/2015 10:24:00 AM
Description: Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he expects Adrian Peterson to be on the team next season.
Insight: Essentially the entire Vikings' front office has voiced support for Peterson, making it look likely that he will be back with Minnesota. The team may want to trim his $15.4 million against the cap for 2015.
 
12/12/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's appeal of league suspension has been denied.
Insight: There was little hope of him returning this season, but now it is official. Peterson should be back on the field to start next season.
 
12/6/2014 2:11:00 PM
Description: The NFL and the NFLPA could still reach a settlement regarding Adrian Peterson's season-ending suspension according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.
Insight: The independent arbitrator is encouraging the two sides to work out a deal, but neither side has bugde yet. Any settlement would have to come before the arbitrator issues his ruling and since it is reported by Peter King that Peterson is likely to win the appeal, it seems more likely a settlement is coming. Either way, it is still a long shot Peterson plays, and even if he does, it might be difficult to play him with a championship fantasy on the line.
 
11/13/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will have his grievance hearing on Monday.
Insight: It can then take up to five days for an answer. That means if everything goes his way he could be eligible to play in Week 12. Stash him if you have the room.
 
11/10/2014 4:57:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson would be welcomed back to the team, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Insight: Zimmer did say the decision is in the NFL's hands, and did not have a timetable for his return. It is looking unlikely Peterson will return for Week 11, but he should be picked up everywhere, as it is looking likely that he will be reinstated at some point this season.
 
11/6/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Fantasy owners clinging to hope that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will play again this season are still unsure of the running back's status.
Insight: NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Peterson's paid leave is "not considered discipline" by the NFL, so a suspension should be on its way. Other reports suggest the NFL and Peterson could reach a settlement where Peterson pays a fine and returns to the field. Either way, the decision isn't coming fast enough for Peterson owners.
 
11/5/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, said Peterson plans to play Week 11 and hopes the NFL moves quickly to decide whether or not to reinstate him according to NBC Sports.
Insight: Peterson reached a no-contest plea deal to reduce his charge and avoid jail time. The running back obviously wants to return to the field, and since he paid his dues in the legal system, he should be allowed to. But will the Roger Goodell agree and how long will it take for the commissioner to decide remains to be seen. Regardless, Peterson needs to be claimed in all leagues.
 
10/9/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: Vikings suspended running back Adrian Peterson is facing a possible arrest for violating terms of his bond.
Insight: Peterson admitted to marijuana consumption, before taking a madatory drug test on Wednesday, according to court records. His trial date has been set for December 1st, and it remains unclear if this will have any effect, but is still troubling to hear nonetheless. The chances of Peterson returning to play in 2014, grows smaller and smaller by the day.
 
9/16/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Profootballtalk reports the Vikings could still reverse the decision to reinstate running back Adrian Peterson.
Insight: Although it is extremely unlikely Minnesota releases Peterson like Baltimore did to Ray Rice, the call for Peterson's head in the press will not be ignored. The governor of Minnesota is calling for "All Day" to be suspended and Radisson suspended its sponorship of the Vikings due to Peterson's indictment for child abuse. Do not drop Matt Asiata yet as there is at least a 50/50 chance that Peterson will again be inactive in Week 3.
 
9/15/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Minnesota Vikings ownership announced that running back Adrian Peterson will practicewith the team and is expected to play this weekend.
Insight: It's another case of waiting until the judicial system plays itself out. At least for Week 3, AP's fantasy owners will have him in the lineup, though there are no guaranteed down the road.
 
9/13/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: The NFL confirmed that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could face league discipline under the league's personal-conduct policy.
Insight: Peterson is already not playing on Sunday against the Patriots, and he could possibly miss more games. This is a disaster for Peterson owners. Matt Asiata will start in Week 2. Pick him up before Sunday.
 
9/12/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Insight: A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted Peterson on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. There is no other news about how long he will be out at this point. Matt Asiata will likely be the starting running back for Minnesota this week, and Jerrick McKinnon will receive some carries as well.
 
9/12/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: FOX 26 reports Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Houston for reckless or negligent injury to a child.
Insight: NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that the arrest stems from "the disciplining of a son with a switch." ESPN would not confirm if it was indeed Peterson's son on Pardon the Interruption. It is unclear whether Peterson will play on Sunday and if not, it is also unclear who the starter will be, Matt Asiata or Jerrick McKinnon.
 
8/14/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson won't play in Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Insight: We told you he might not play at all this preseason, but don't worry he still knows how to run the football. Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a still respectable though not up to expectation 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013.
 
7/28/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson isn't expected to see much action in the preseason, perhaps none at all, according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a still respectable though not up to expectation 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013. He doesn't need much to be ready for the regular season and is still a top-five fantasy selection.
 
2/21/2014 4:13:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson (groin surgery) is on track to be ready for April OTAs.
Insight: Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a still respectable though not up to expectation 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013. If the Vikings can find a passing offense to balance it out, he should be good for a few more years.
 
1/23/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson underwent groin surgery on Thursday. SOURCE: Vikings.com
Insight: He should be good to go in about six weeks. Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a respectable 1,266 rushing yards and ten touchdowns in 2013.
 

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