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NFL free agency: Adrian Peterson, Jordy Nelson cut; Drew Brees stays with Saints

Adrian Peterson’s short stint in Arizona is over. Jordy Nelson long and productive stay in Green Bay has ended, too.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

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 …


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, …


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 …


Vikings say goodbye to Adrian Peterson, will see him Week 1 vs Saints

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, 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 …


NFL notes: Vikings’ Adrian Peterson says he will play Sunday against Colts

Adrian Peterson has always called himself a quick healer.


Peterson, Vikings taking cautious approach to return from knee injury

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 …


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 …


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 …


Anquan Boldin says he wants to return to 49ers

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.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 7, 2015

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 …


Vikings’ Peterson, Chiefs’ Charles relate on ACL injuries

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.


49ers’ Carlos Hyde gets the best of Adrian Peterson in battle of No. 28s

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


NFL notes: Owners appear poised to make extra-point changes in 2015 season

Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season.


Agent: Adrian Peterson return to Vikings not in ’best interest’

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill in their relationship. Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, said in an interview on Tuesday that he believes a return to Minnesota …


Tension remains for Vikes, Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS – The relationship between the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Adrian Peterson remains tenuous. Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, said Friday that he declined an invitation from Vikings general …


NFL notes: Minnesota Vikings meet with Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson. General manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer spent about 4 hours Wednesday afternoon at Peterson’s home north of …


NFL notes: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wins appeal

Adrian Peterson’s suspension has been overturned, but his immediate career future is cloudy. A federal judge sided with the National Football League Players Association on Thursday, saying the league’s arbitrator …


NFL notes: Union will argue for Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson remains in NFL limbo and his union’s latest attempt to restore his playing status will take place in federal court. Attorneys for the NFL Players Association are scheduled …


NFL got it wrong, Adrian Peterson should be allowed to play

Ritter Collett was a much-respected sports writer for the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News. Art Schlichter was raised an hour away and became a legend as a quarterback at Miami (Ohio) …


NFL players association files suit to get Adrian Peterson reinstated to play for Vikings

The NFL Players Association filed a federal lawsuit Monday for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitration ruling that upheld the NFL’s suspension of the star running back. …


Arbitrator upholds Adrian Peterson’s suspension

The league-appointed arbitrator for Adrian Peterson’s appeal Friday affirmed his unpaid suspension until at least next spring, the final result of the child-abuse case that kept the Minnesota Vikings running …


Bill Dwyre: In NFL, game will go on, long after Adrian Peterson case outrage fades

Perhaps the most interesting part of the Adrian Peterson kerfuffle is that it really won’t matter. Will NFL TV ratings go down? Of course not.


Brookover: Adrian Peterson should get help and drop appeal

The thing that matters most is the child. That part is indisputable. Regardless of how it was classified in a court of law, Adrian Peterson is guilty of a crime …


NFL suspends Adrian Peterson for at least rest of season

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson was suspended without pay for at least the rest of the season by the NFL on Tuesday.