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Most guys take it easy when they retire. Most guys aren’t Vernon Davis. After announcing the end of his storied 14-year NFL career courtesy of a skit on the Fox Super Bowl pregame show in February, the strapping tight end started a new life.
Miller, Tom Brady, J.J. Watt and Adrian Peterson are among eight unanimous selections to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Adrian Peterson’s short stint in Arizona is over. Jordy Nelson long and productive stay in Green Bay has ended, too.
Adrian Peterson has been placed on injured reserve because of a neck injury, ending the running back’s season after only six games with the Arizona Cardinals. Acquired from New Orleans on Oct. 10, Peterson ran for 448 yards – 314 in his first three games – and two touchdowns on 129 carries and had nine catches for 66 yards for the Cardinals. In four games for the Saints, he ran for 81 yards on 24 carries and caught two passes for 4 yards.
The Arizona Cardinals have acquired running back Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. The 32-year-old Peterson has rushed for 11,828 yards and 97 touchdowns in his 10-plus pro seasons. The Cardinals are averaging a league-worst 51.8 yards per game and 2.6 yards per carry.
Mark Ingram makes it clear that he has no intention of playing second fiddle to Adrian Peterson in the Saints’ backfield. That doesn’t mean there will be an internal rivalry, or that Ingram is sensitive to the considerable attention Peterson’s arrival in New Orleans has received. Ingram says he sees Peterson as “one of the best running backs that’s ever walked on this planet.” Quarterback Drew Brees says the combination of Ingram and Peterson will make the Saints’ offense even more formidable.
Adrian Peterson scoffs at the notion that decade in the NFL and two knee injuries have left him worn-down and less-effective. Peterson, who last week signed with New Orleans, says he’s back to doing everything he could before his meniscal tear last season, “but better.” Peterson, who spoke on a conference call hosted by his new club, says he has his own mindset, work ethic and body type, and dislikes being viewed the same way as other running backs whose production declined after age 30.
The Minnesota Vikings will not have to wait long to see departed franchise star Adrian Peterson again. The veteran running back signed with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. The Saints also happen to open the season in Minnesota on Sept. 11.
The New Orleans Saints and free-agent running back Adrian Peterson have agreed on a two-year contract. Saints coach Sean Payton says he views Peterson as a Hall-of-Fame caliber player who’ll be an “excellent fit” with New Orleans on the field and in the locker room. Peterson played in only three games last season before being sidelined by a knee injury. He also missed all but one game in 2014 because of a child abuse case in which he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless assault.
Adrian Peterson has always called himself a quick healer.
Speaking on Thursday for the first time since returning to practice, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn’t hold firm to any return date, but acknowledged his hope of being back on Dec. 24 against the rival Green Bay Packers.
NFL notes: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t saying whether he’s optimistic that San Diego and Oakland can keep their teams, while Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay considers both franchises all but gone.
The Minnesota Vikings head into the playoffs looking like a team on the rise, with a second-year head coach pushing the right buttons, a 23-year-old quarterback still figuring things out and a young, fast, aggressive defense that only figures to get better in the coming seasons.
If Anquan Boldin makes one catch in Sunday’s game in Detroit, he will become the 13th player in NFL history to reach 1,000 receptions.
Were William Hayes in another line of work, you can bet he’d be in the man cave Sunday in front of the big screen to watch the Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson and the St. Louis Rams’ Todd Gurley. “Get the chips out, some guacamole, some cheese dip,” said Hayes, the Rams’ defensive end. “Maybe a nice little brew, and sit back and enjoy some good football.”
In the days after Adrian Peterson tore the ligaments in his left knee in a game against Washington, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles reached out to him with encouragement.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Carlos Hyde wanted to outplay the better-known No. 28 on the field, Adrian Peterson. He did that and more, and Jim Tomsula’s San Francisco 49ers produced a victory in his debut as head coach minus the interim status he had for the final game of 2010.
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings agreed Tuesday to restructure the final three years of his contract, giving the six-time Pro Bowl running back $20 million in guaranteed money. The Vikings announced the agreement in Minneapolis, four days before players will report to training camp, clearing away any lingering haze that surrounded their relationship with Peterson. Initially disinterested in returning to the team following his reinstatement by the NFL, Peterson softened this spring and took part in several practices with the Vikings last month. “I appreciate the Vikings for working together on this restructured contract,” Peterson said in a statement. “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.” – AP
MINNEAPOLIS – Donning his purple No. 28 jersey for the first time in nine months, Adrian Peterson said Tuesday he has apologized to the 4-year-old son he struck with a wooden switch and had “learned a lot from my mistake.” Peterson returned to the Vikings and practiced for the first time since September. He then told reporters he has met all the requirements that came from pleading no contest to a misdemeanor that caused him to miss the final 15 games of last season.
Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. Peterson missed most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.