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Cardinals’ Adrian Peterson placed on injured reserve

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.

Sputtering Cardinals acquire Adrian Peterson from Saints

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 motivated by push from Adrian Peterson in Saints backfield

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 notion he’s over the hill

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.

Saints, 32-year-old Adrian Peterson agree on 2-year contract

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.

NFL notes: Optimism for San Diego, Oakland lacking

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.

Adrian Peterson’s back will not keep him out against Seahawks

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.

Jim Thomas: Gurley vs. Peterson will be must-see TV

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.”

Adrian Peterson, Vikings agree to redo last 3 years of deal

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

Adrian Peterson practices with Vikings for first time since September

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.

NFL notes: League reinstates running back Adrian Peterson

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.