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Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Date of Birth:  03/21/1985
Age:  37
Height  6'1"
Weight:   220
College:  Oklahoma
Drafted:  2007 | Round 1 | Pick 7
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Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB


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Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Seahawks placed Adrian Peterson on the practice squad/injured list.

Peterson has been dealing with the back issue for a few weeks now, and unfortunately he was able to play just one game for the Seahawks after signing with them. Perhaps he'll be released at some point and land with his third team, but the future Hall of Famer probably won't play again this season. Peterson's 2021 ends with 38 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns in three games with the Titans and one with the Seahawks. "All Day" will turn 37 this offseason, but we know he stays in tremendous shape and has maintained that he wants to continue his career.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (back) is out for Week 14.

Peterson had a touchdown in his Seahawks debut next week, but he's now dealing with a lower back issue and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says he will not play against the Texans on Sunday. Rashaad Penny and Alex Collins are expected to lead the Seattle backfield in Week 14.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Seahawks are elevating Adrian Peterson from the practice squad, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Peterson was just signed this week, but he impressed enough in practice to get the promotion, and he should already have some rust knocked off from his time with the Titans. Seattle has a bunch of running backs with Alex Collins (abdomen), Rashaad Penny (hamstring), DeeJay Dallas, and Travis Homer (calf) already on the roster, so it'd probably take two of them being inactive to strongly consider AD for Week 13 lineups.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Seahawks are signing Adrian Peterson to the practice squad.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced the news at his Wednesday press conference. While Peterson will start on the practice squad, the full expectation is that he'll be called up to the active roster when he's comfortable in the offense. It's interesting that the future Hall of Famer will be playing for two different teams this season after a short stint with the Titans. Peterson is 367 rushing yards from Barry Sanders for fourth on the all-time rushing list.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Titans waived Adrian Peterson.

This is somewhat of a shocker after Peterson was signed by the Titans to help make up for the loss of Derrick Henry. Peterson played just three games for Tennessee, rushing 27 times for 82 yards and a touchdown. He also had four receptions for eight yards. We'll see if the future Hall of Fame can land with another team this season after showing that he arrived in football shape for the Titans (which was no surprise).

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Titans are signing Adrian Peterson.

Peterson is signing to the practice squad, but he’ll eventually be added to the active roster—possibly as the lead back for Tennessee’s offense. A move was fully expected, and at least fantasy owners now should know not to blow their budget on Jeremy McNichols this week. Look for the Titans to go with a committee the rest of the way, and AD should be rostered in all leagues.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson leads Lions backfield in team debut.

Peterson carried 14 times for 93 yards and added three receptions for 21 yards in Detroit's Week 1 loss to Chicago. AD had more carries than Kerryon Johnson (seven for 14 yards) and D'Andre Swift (three for eight yards) combined, and it appears the future Hall of Fame running back will be the leader of the committee, at least early in the season. Peterson is worth a pick up in all leagues he's available in.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson is signing with the Lions, according to multiple reports.

This is a bit of a surprise with Detroit already having two young second-round picks in Kerryon Johnson and D'Andre Swift among those in the backfield, and it's an indication of a major committee approach on offense. Peterson told reporter Josina Anderson: "They’re giving me an opportunity to play. I know coach (Darell) Bevell from my days in Minnesota. Ultimately I feel comfortable going there and helping them to get better." AD reportedly received interest from a few teams after Washington released him, so his choice indicates the Lions are expected to give him a decent amount of playing time.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Washington is releasing Adrian Peterson.

This is a bit of a surprise for a well-respected future Hall of Fame running back that's rushed for nearly 2,000 yards over the past two seasons for Washington, but the Washington Football Team is apparently looking to stay younger at the position and had one of the deepest running back groups in the NFL. Peterson is 35 years old, but he's different than most humans and has shown he still has some left in his tank. It's tough to predict a team fit for a guy that wants to be handed the football often, but AD should find a landing spot at some point. Washington's backfield might be immediately led by rookie Antonio Gibson; but Bryce Love is an exciting talent, J.D. McKissic is expected to be involved on third downs, and the team is reportedly high on Peyton Barber.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Redskins have exercised Adrian Peterson's club option for 2020.

Peterson is under contract for $2.5 million, with another $1.5 million available in incentives, so this is not a surprise considering the future Hall of Fame running back's play over the past couple of years. "All Day" is different than most people, and we do not expect his skills will fall off despite hitting 35 years old next month. Peterson is currently fifth all-time on the NFL's rushing list, 1,053 yards behind Barry Sanders for fourth in history.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson totaled 91 yards in Week 15 loss.

Despite a tough matchup versus Philly's stingy run defense, Peterson rushed 16 times for 66 yards and a touchdown, also adding three receptions for 25 yards. The 34-year-old back has now scored in three consecutive games, and he continues to show flashes of elite running ability, including on the cutback touchdown run yesterday. The Giants won't be an easy matchup in Week 16, but Peterson's volume should leave him solidly on the FLEX radar.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson rushed 13 times for 99 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Carolina.

Peterson and Derrius Guice combined for well over 200 yards in a 29-21 victory, and the Redskins clearly want to run the ball down the stretch to take the pressure off Dwayne Haskins. It's worth noting that the matchup was great on Sunday, but Peterson is at least worth considering as a FLEX play with double-digit touches in each of the past seven games. Next up is a matchup against the Packers.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (toe) is officially active for Week 12.

Peterson is dealing with a toe injury and is probably less than 100%, but it’s going to take a lot to keep the future Hall of Fame running back out of action.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (toe) is officially listed as questionable for Week 12.

Peterson did not practice the first two days of the week before practicing on a limited basis today. Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan says he expects AD to play against the Lions, and we would be surprised if the future Hall of Famer is not active on Sunday. Check back for Peterson's official status at 11:30 AM ET on gameday.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson goes over 100 yards in Week 9.

Peterson carried 18 times for 108 yards along with one reception for 22 yards in the Redskins' loss to the Bills. AD ran for over 100 yards in the first half, again putting up a throwback type performance where he showed he's just built different than most people (and works extremely hard to stay in shape), but Buffalo then shut down Washington's rushing attack in the second half. Fantasy owners have to be thrilled with Peterson's performance, and he's received at least 16 touches in all four games since Bill Callahan took over as the team's interim head coach, with two 100-yard rushing performances and a pace of 1,532 rushing yards. Peterson will rest up during the Week 10 bye.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (ankle) is officially active for Week 8.

Peterson was officially listed as questionable entering tonight, but there was little doubt he would be ready to face his former Vikings team on Thursday Night Football. At less than 100%, Peterson might be limited some, but he should still get a heavy workload and remains on the FLEX radar for Week 8.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Thursday night.

Peterson is fully expected to play tomorrow night against his former team, and he was listed as a limited participants in today's practice after missing Monday and Tuesday with his ankle sprain. Just check back tomorrow evening to ensure that Peterson is active for Week 8.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson is dealing with an ankle sprain.

Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson that his MRI from yesterday shows that he has a grade 1 high-ankle sprain and a grade 2 low-ankle sprain, so it sounds like it's something that can certainly hinder him. But Peterson says he's "good" for this Thursday night against the Vikings, and it's not surprising that the future Hall of Famer is going to tough it out against his former team. With 20+ carries in each of the past two weeks, expect another heavy workload for Week 8.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson gets another heavy workload in Week 7.

Peterson carried 20 times for 81 yards against the Niners, but he did have a fumble in the Redskins' 9-0 loss in rainy and muddy conditions. The takeaway is that Peterson is the clear foundation of the Redskins offense under interim head coach Bill Callahan, as the team believes that's the best chance to win some games. Expect Peterson to keep getting at or near 20+ carries per game throughout the rest of the season, including this Thursday night against his former Vikings team. AD should probably be owned in all fantasy leagues.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson has throwback performance in Week 6.

Taking advantage of a matchup against a league-worst Dolphins team, the Redskins handed Peterson 25 touches in their 17-16 victory. Peterson carried 23 times for 118 yards and added two receptions for 18 yards in Washington's Week 6 win. Throughout the week, both interim head coach Bill Callahan and Peterson himself indicated that this offense would be relying on the running game much more, and they let Peterson go to work in this one. The future Hall of Fame running back is set for a big role moving forward, but the matchups will get a lot tougher the next few weeks when the Redskins face the 49ers, Vikings, and Bills.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson is officially inactive for Week 1.

This was reportedly going to be the case, and now it’s official as the Redskins roll with Derrius Guice as the clear leader in the backfield. Hurting Peterson’s status is the fact that he doesn’t contribute on special teams, but it’s still surprising that a 1,000-yard rusher from last season (and the team’s offensive MVP) is not playing to open the season. Some veterans for Washington are reportedly unhappy with AD not being active, so it’s an interesting situation to watch moving forward.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Redskins are planning to make Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Redskins hope to have a split backfield this season.

Redskins running backs coach Randy Jordan says the team will ideally have a 50/50 or 60/40 split in touches for Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice, but he added that all their running backs can play all three downs. Peterson obviously wants the ball as much as possible and still has a goal of hitting 2,000 rushing yards again, but he says he knows Guice is a good player and is "open arms for whatever they decide to do." The future Hall of Famer is fully expected to lead Washington's backfield this season, but it might be difficult for him to have a workhorse role if Guice is healthy. Also, Chris Thompson is likely to get most of the work on passing downs, and fourth-round pick Bryce Love could be in the mix if he gets healthy enough to play this season coming off a torn ACL. The good news is the Redskins are expected to be a run-heavy team, so a few guys could all deliver solid fantasy value in 2019.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson is re-signing with the Redskins, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

It's a two-year deal worth $8 million, according to NFL Network, as the 33-year-old remains in a good spot after rushing for 1,042 yards in Washington last season. 2018 second-round pick Derrius Guice, who missed all of last season after suffering a torn ACL in August, will of course be added to the backfield mix this year, but Peterson will still likely have a sizable role for a team that's going to want to run the ball to make things easier on Case Keenum or Colt McCoy under-center. AD enters 2019 at 13,318 career rushing yards (eighth all-time), and he has a realistic shot at jumping ahead of Jerome Bettis (13,662), LaDanian Tomlinson (13,684), and Curtis Martin (14,101) for fifth all-time on the rushing list this season. In a committee backfield with Guice and Chris Thompson, Peterson will likely be a late-round selection in 2019 fantasy drafts.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson gets four carries in Week 17.

Peterson gained no yards on his four attempts against the Eagles, as the Redskins simply couldn't get anything going in their shoutout loss. The future Hall of Famer's regular season ends with 251 carries for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns along with 20 receptions for 208 yards and a touchdown. This was Peterson's first 1,000-yard season since 2015 with the Vikings, as he was able to show he still has it after the Redskins gave him an opportunity. "All Day" wants to play a few more years still, and it'll be interesting to see what type of interest he gets this offseason. He's almost certainly not going to be the lead back in Washington with Derrius Guice set to return from his knee injury suffered over the summer.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson goes over 100 yards against the Titans.

Peterson carried 26 times for 119 yards along with one reception for eight yards in the Redskins' Saturday Week 16 loss. This appeared to be the freshest Peterson has looked in weeks, as he ran the ball with a lot of juice and picked up positive yardage on most of his carries. In the game, Peterson crossed 1,000 yards rushing for the season and became the fifth player 33-years-old or older to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, joining Frank Gore and Hall of Famers John Riggins, Franco Harris, and John Henry Johnson as the other players to accomplish the feat. He also passed Erick Dickerson for eighth all-time in rushing yardage in NFL history. In the regular season finale, Peterson faces an Eagles team he broke a 90-yard touchdown run but was otherwise shut down against a few weeks ago. He'll be at least in the FLEX mix with a likely heavy workload.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson handles 21 touches in win over the Jaguars.

Peterson rushed 19 times for 51 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards. The Redskins are still very much alive in the playoff race thanks to a fourth quarter comeback, so AD should continue to be fed as he seeks the eighth 1,000-yard season of his career (currently at 923 yards). The Titans won't be an easy matchup next week, though, and Peterson remains a low-floor FLEX that probably needs a score to pay dividends in the fantasy championship.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson bottled up in Week 14 loss.

Peterson rushed ten times for 16 yards and caught one pass for three yards in a 40-16 defeat. AD didn't have much of a chance behind a struggling offensive line against stacked boxes, and things won't be much easier next week in a matchup with the Jaguars. Peterson needs 128 yards for the eighth 1,000-yard season of his career, so perhaps he will have some added determination as he faces tough circumstances.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson rushes for career-high 90-yard touchdown in Week 13 loss.

Peterson, who surprisingly had never before ran for a score of 90+ yards in college or the NFL, tied Jim Brown for fifth on the all-time rushing touchdown list (106) on the play, which he simply took up the gut and outran Philly defenders for six. AD finished with nine carries for 98 yards in the loss, and he will have the offense on his back down the stretch with Mark Sanchez under center as the team's No. 3 quarterback. Consider Peterson a quality FLEX option next week against the Giants.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) is officially active for the Redskins.

Peterson was listed as questionable coming into tonight, but he was 100% expected to play against the Eagles. Chris Thompson (ribs) returns to the lineup to work in tandem with Peterson, which could help keep the future Hall of Famer fresh. Peterson is more of a FLEX option for tonight's game.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) is officially listed as questionable for Week 13.

Peterson is fully expected to play as the Redskins battle for a playoff spot or a division title in the NFC East, but check back on his status Monday night to ensure he's active against the Eagles.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson gets 14 touches against the Cowboys.

Peterson carried 12 times for 35 yards and added two receptions (on two targets) for nine yards in the Thanksgiving loss. Dallas did an excellent job of bottling up the running game of the Redskins, and unfortunately for Peterson owners, Kapri Bibbs was in on a goal-line carry for a rushing score. Peterson will look to bounce back in Week 13, but he has a tough matchup against the Eagles. Volume helps him remain a solid fantasy option as someone that can break one despite a low floor.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) has returned for the Redskins.

As expected, Peterson is back in there for his team. He didn’t miss any time as he got checked out while his team was on defense.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) is questionable to return against the Cowboys.

Peterson was injured while pass blocking and immediately held his hand and went to the locker room. He’s almost certain to return to the game unless it’s a serious injury he can’t play through, but we’ll update you as more information becomes available.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson scores twice in Week 11.

Peterson carried 16 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans, with both scores coming on carries by the goal line. This was a good bounce back after a couple of disappointing performances, and the Redskins might ride Peterson even more moving forward with Alex Smith (leg) done for the season. Peterson is a solid starting option on Thanksgiving against a Cowboys team he ran for 99 yards against in Week 7, though Dallas is likely to focus on shutting down the future Hall of Famer.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson gets 21 touches in Week 10.

Peterson carried 19 times for 68 yards and added two receptions for one yard against the Buccaneers. It was an OK performance for Peterson in a season he's been boom or bust to some extent. He'll look to put up more yardage and/or get in the end zone next week against the Texans.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Falcons shut down Adrian Peterson in Week 9.

Peterson couldn't get much going against a Falcons defense that's been playing very well against the run and didn't allow many gaps for the Redskins to run through. Peterson carried nine times for 17 yards and added three receptions for 16 yards against the Falcons. Through eight games, the future Hall of Famer is on pace for 272 caries, 1,208 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, 24 receptions, 334 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns. He's had some duds this season, but the volume potential helps make Peterson a strong fantasy option every week.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson scores twice in Redskins' win.

Peterson had another great performance for the Redskins, carrying 26 times for 149 yards and a touchdown along with one reception for seven yards and a touchdown. He also lost a fumble in the game but later made up for it. The first score was a seven-yard reception where he broke a tackle before getting into the end zone, and the second score was a 64-yard touchdown run to basically seal the game in the fourth quarter. "All Day" is the oldest player since 1921 to rush for a touchdown of over 60 yards, as he certainly still has it despite clearly not having quite the same elite breakaway speed he once had. Peterson now has at least 96 yards in five of seven games this season, and he remains an excellent option in Week 9 fantasy lineups.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson gets 25 touches in Week 7.

Peterson carried 24 times for 99 yards and added one reception for eight yards, as he headlined the Redskins offense in a hard-fought NFC East win against the Cowboys. The future Hall of Famer continues to run the ball very well, even if he doesn't have the same elite explosiveness he did in the past. "All Day" should continue to be a workhorse against the Giants next week, so he remains a solid option in fantasy lineups for Week 8. Peterson has 96+ rushing yards in four of six games this season.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (ankle/shoulder) is officially active against the Cowboys.

Peterson was listed as questionable, but there was never any real concern about his Week 7 status. Dallas is a tough matchup, but you can insert Peterson into fantasy lineups as a solid RB2 option this week.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (ankle/shoulder) is officially questionable for Week 7.

We expect Peterson will be fine for Sunday after he neared 100 yards last week against the Panthers, and he'd probably be listed as probable if the NFL still had that injury designation. Check back in on Sunday afternoon to ensure Peterson is active against the Cowboys. "All Day" is a solid RB2 option for the matchup, assuming he's active of course.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (shoulder/ankle/knee) is active against the Panthers.

All Day is dealing with three different injuries, but he’s one of the league’s toughest players and wasn’t going to miss this game. With Chris Thompson (rib) out, Peterson could be in for a heavier workload today. Consider Peterson and RB2 option this week.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (shoulder/ankle/knee) will be listed as questionable for Sunday.

Peterson is dealing with a few different ailments, but it's not expected to hold him out of Week 6. All Day has been up-and-down this season, so he's probably determined to get on track with a strong performance in a couple days against the Panthers. Peterson will be an RB2/FLEX option, assuming he's active for the game. His status will be official by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) is not expected to miss any time.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says Peterson is getting a second opinion, but that the injury is considered a strained shoulder that isn't expected to force him to miss any time. The Redskins will likely share some information today or tomorrow, but for now expect Peterson to be ready for Week 6 against the Panthers.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

An MRI is coming on Adrian Peterson's shoulder.

Peterson had his shoulder/arm area heavily wrapped in middle of last night's game, and that could be what limited him in the second half of the blowout loss to the Saints. AD says it's a separated shoulder, but the MRI will show the extent of the damage and could indicate how much time Peterson will miss. Hopefully the injury isn't too serious, and we'll update you are more information becomes available.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson handles just six touches in blowout loss to the Saints.

Peterson had a scare when he hyperextended his knee on the second play from scrimmage, but he fortunately ended up returning. All Day finished with four carries for six yards and added two receptions for 36 yards through the air. Through four weeks, Peterson has run hot and cold, but he's on pace for 968 yards and 12 touchdowns at the season's quarter-mark, also chipping in a surprising 136 receiving yards so far. The future Hall of Famer gets a tough matchup with the Panthers next Sunday, so fantasy owners should probably wait until Week 7 to get him back in lineups.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson has returned against the Saints.

Thankfully it was just a hyperextended knee for Peterson, who is back in the game for the Redskins. He didn't miss any time because of the hit.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson leaves game with apparent lower leg injury.

On the second play of the game for the Redskins, Peterson received a swing pass in the flat and took a low hit, and you could tell he was immediately in pain; AD laid on the ground for a few seconds, which is uncommon for such a tough guy, and he got up and limped off the field. The ESPN broadcast mind-blowingly didn't even mention the injury, but the replay appeared to show his knee move a way it's not supposed to. Hopefully it's just a hypertension for the future Hall of Fame running back, but we'll update you as more information becomes available.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson is off the Week 5 injury report.

Despite being limited in practice with an ankle injury, All Day is ready to go for Monday night's matchup with the Saints. New Orleans has had one of the league's best run defenses through four weeks, so Peterson is more of a FLEX option for Week 5.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (ankle) was limited in today's practice.

The Redskins have not made their updated injury report for Week 5 readily available, but Peterson has been limited the last two days. AD might be listed as questionable when the official injury report for the game is released tomorrow, but he should be ready come Monday night.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson is dealing with a sprained ankle.

It's just a mild ankle sprain, and the Redskins have a bye week this week. Peterson is expected to be fully ready to go for Week 5 against the Saints, but we'll monitor his practice status next week.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson has a big day as Redskins defeat the Packers, 31-17.

Peterson rushed 19 times for 120 yards and two scores, both of which came from two yards out in the first half. He disappointed last week against the Colts, but AD has now had a big-time performance in two-of-three games to start the year, and he will get to rest up with an early bye before facing the Saints in Week 5 on Monday Night Football. For what it's worth, New Orleans has played very stout run defense through three weeks.

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Adrian Peterson gets 14 touches in Week 2.

The Colts did an excellent job of limiting Peterson and the Redskins running game, as AD carried 11 times for 20 yards in the loss. He also added three receptions for 30 yards. Peterson and the offense will look to bounce back in Week 3 against a Packers team he has a lot of familiarity with from his years in Minnesota.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson totals over 160 yards in team debut for the Redskins.

He received good blocking from one of the league’s best offensive lines, but Peterson got it done on the ground against the Cardinals, carrying 26 times for 96 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown while adding two receptions for 70 receiving yards. AD had a long reception of 52 yards, but he fumbled and lost it at the end of the run. Overall, it was obviously an outstanding Redskins debut for Peterson, who, as we’ve made clear, is not someone you should count out. Peterson is a good fantasy option for Week 2 against the Colts.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson is signing with the Redskins, according to NFL Network.

After Derrius Guice’s season-ending knee injury and with both Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall week-to-week with ankle injuries, the future Hall of Famer Peterson has found a new team. Peterson is not a player we recommend betting against, so don’t count out the 33-year-old seizing the starting running back job in Washington and handling a sizable workload in 2018. We’ll see if Jay Gruden and the coaching staff sheds any light on how carries might be distributed this season, but AD probably offers the most upside of the group. Peterson is probably not worth selecting before the double-digit rounds in fantasy drafts, but Washington has a very good offensive line, so he could exceed expectations again. The Redskins now have the University of Oklahoma’s all-time leading rusher (Perine) and fourth all-time leading rusher (Peterson).

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Cardinals officially released Adrian Peterson.

This was fully expected as of yesterday, and the team just made the announcement. It comes on the same day Arizona is planning to sign Peterson's former backfield mate at Oklahoma, quarterback Sam Bradford. There's a possibility the Cardinals bring Peterson back on a cheaper contract, but other teams should be interested in the future Hall of Fame running back if not.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson says his neck is fine.

Peterson missed the final five games of last season and was placed on injured reserve with the neck injury, but he told ESPN's Josina Anderson that his doctor told him that his neck is "completely healed." The future Hall of Famer also told Anderson that he does indeed want to continue playing, which he's said multiple times in recent months. The Cardinals are reportedly set to release Peterson soon, but it's possible he returns there on a different contract. If not, there should be other teams interested in signing All Day.

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Adrian Peterson says he wants to play "four to five more years."

Peterson is around Minnesota for Super Bowl week, and he said when discussing his future, "At the end of the day, I know I can play. If you watch football, as far as being an evaluator of talent, if a guy has something left in the tank... he was able to see [I] can still play the game." Even though he's turning 33-years-old next month, we don't doubt Peterson's ability or willingness to be a successful player for at least a couple more seasons. The thing that will be working against him is an influx of young talent coming into the league, but it'd probably be unwise to consider AD's days as a fantasy contributor over.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Cardinals are expected to release Adrian Peterson.

Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports is reporting the news, and it's not at all surprising. Peterson helped steady the Cardinals' backfield that was without David Johnson this season, but AD didn't play in the month of December because of a neck issue. The future Hall of Famer has said he wants to play at least a couple more seasons, so expect him to be somewhere in 2018. Peterson will be 33 years old this March, and he will likely be released before the new league year begins on March 14.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (neck) is being placed on Injured Reserve, according to Adam Schefter.

This isn't surprising, as Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said yesterday that he wasn't sure if Peterson would play again this season; and with three games to go and the Cardinals all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, Peterson's season is now over. The first season outside of Minnesota was a weird one for "All Day", as it started in New Orleans and ended up in Arizona after a trade. Peterson's season ends with 156 carries for 529 rushing yards (3.4 yards per carry) and two touchdowns along with 11 receptions for 70 receiving yards in ten games played. The future Hall of Famer will turn 33 years old this offseason, but he's made it clear he wants to continue his career. The Cardinals have Peterson under contract for next season, so his 2018 fantasy value will be determined on whether he remains in the desert to backup David Johnson.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is unsure if Adrian Peterson (neck) will play again this season.

Peterson has missed the past two games with a neck injury, so it might make sense to shut the 32-year-old down for the remainder of the season with Arizona at 6-7. At the very least, Peterson doesn't sound likely at all to play this week, so Kerwynn Williams should handle most of the backfield work again and is worth a look as a FLEX play against Washington.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (neck) has been ruled out for Week 14.

The veteran running back didn't practice all week, so it's no surprise the non-playoff-contending Cardinals went ahead and ruled him out ahead of the weekend. Kerwynn Williams will be the best fantasy bunch in Arizona's backfield against the Titans this week.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (neck) is unlikely to play on Sunday, according to Josina Anderson.

We could have told you that, but we're just passing along what Anderson is reporting. Peterson hasn't practiced in a couple weeks, and it'd be a surprise if he was out there on Sunday for a Cardinals team that's basically out of playoff contention in a stacked NFC.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (neck) did not practice today.

The veteran running back is someone that doesn't need to practice at all to play on game day, but it doesn't look like he'll be out there this week. The official injury report will be released tomorrow, and Peterson would do well to be listed as questionable.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (neck) didn't practice today.

All Day would probably like to play, but it sounds like there's pessimism regarding his Week 14 status. It's worth noting the Cardinals are 5-7 and probably not going to make the playoffs, but, again, Peterson would probably want to play if he's close to full health.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (neck) is out for Week 13.

Peterson didn't practice all week, so it's not surprising that the veteran back won't play today against the Rams. D.J. Foster instantly becomes an appealing option in a game that Arizona might need to score a lot in to keep up with the Rams. Hopefully All Day is ready to go in Week 14 for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (neck) is expected to be a game-time decision this week.

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians didn't sound too concerned about Peterson's injury, but there's a chance he doesn't play on Sunday versus the Rams. Unfortunately, the Cardinals don't play until the late-afternoon games, so Peterson's status might not be certain until 3:00 PM ET on Sunday. If you plan on playing Peterson, just make sure you have a backup plan to plug into your lineup in case Peterson doesn't play.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (neck) did not practice today.

Peterson actually missed yesterday's practice too, so the neck issue is becoming a bit of a concern for his status this Sunday against the Rams. Check back in tomorrow for when the Cardinals release the official injury report for the game.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson handles 24 touches in win over the Jaguars.

Peterson rushed 20 times for 79 yards and caught four passes for 20 yards. The veteran Cardinals team isn't going to give up on the season, and they were able to fight their way to an upset victory over Jacksonville with a last-second field goal. Peterson should continue to be fed touches next week against the Rams, and he's settled in as a volume-based RB2 option.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Texans limit Adrian Peterson in Week 11.

Peterson had no room to run against Houston, as he was basically hit in the backfield on every attempt. AD carried 14 times for 26 yards and added a 13-yard reception in the loss. In Week 12, the Jaguars are likely to try a similar tactic that's worked against the Cardinals over the last two games—stopping Adrian Peterson to make the pass offense beat you. Consider Peterson a FLEX option in that matchup.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Seahawks shut down Adrian Peterson in Week 10.

As promised, the Cardinals gave All Day a heavy workload in the Thursday night matchup, but it didn't lead to fantasy results. Peterson carried 21 times for 29 yards and caught one pass for 13 yards, but the night didn't start off well after a fumble early on the first drive for the Cardinals. There simply wasn't much room for AD to run against eight-man boxes almost every play, and this performance certainly wasn't on him. Fantasy owners were probably mad Andre Ellington scored a goal line touchdown late in the game, but it came in a hurry-up offense in which Peterson was not in the game—that's just how it goes sometimes. Peterson should still be a lock for about 20+ carries each week, so he'll go back to being an RB1 option in an easier matchup in Week 11 against Houston.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson could get the same workload as last week.

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said "I would think the same as last week," regarding the 32-year-old running back's workload for Thursday night against Seattle. Considering Peterson received a career-high 37 carries, it looks like Peterson is an absolute lock for at least 20-25 in the NFC West showdown. AD clearly has a lot left in the tank, and the Cardinals' best shot at winning games is handing him the ball a ton. Because Seattle has one of the league's best run defenses, Peterson does have a relatively low floor given his workload, but he's still an RB1 option for Week 10 and should be in fantasy lineups unless you're stacked at RB.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

All Day: Adrian Peterson logs career-high 37 carries in win over the 49ers.

Peterson rushed 37 times for 159 yards and caught two passes for eight yards. He also lost a fumble, but the biggest takeaway is that the Cardinals are going to feed the 32-year-old with Carson Palmer out of the lineup—but he looks ready for it. AD is probably loving the workload he's getting, and despite the short week, we'd expect him to be ready for more of the same against the Seahawks on Thursday night. He looks like an every-week RB1, though Seattle is definitely a difficult matchup.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Rams shut down Adrian Peterson and the Cardinals in London.

Peterson gained only 21 yards on his 11 carries, while also adding a 12-yard reception. With Carson Palmer (broken arm) out for the foreseeable future if not the season, the Cardinals are going to hand Peterson the ball a lot moving forward—but he could be facing some stacked boxes, which will make things difficult. Still, Peterson has dealt with stacked boxes his whole career and will still be in the Hall of Fame one day. In a good matchup with the 49ers in Week 9 after the Cardinals' bye, Peterson might be an RB1 option in that game.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Bruce Arians says he "would love" to get Adrian Peterson 25 carries per game.

Ahead of the Cardinals' game in London, Arians spoke to NFL Network's Stacey Dales, who asked how many carries he'd like to see the veteran running back get. It looks like Peterson's heavy workload will continue if things go according to plan for the Cardinals. He'll have some difficult matchups moving forward, but Peterson is a borderline top-ten fantasy option until David Johnson (wrist) returns, which won't be a for a while. Get "All Day" in your fantasy lineup today against the Rams.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Don't bet against Adrian Peterson: AD goes off in first game as a Cardinal.

After being traded by the Saints on Tuesday morning, Peterson made his team debut and rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in a 38-33 win over the Bucs. He was held without a catch, but that's not what he was brought to Arizona to do. The 32-year-old immediately transformed the offense and provided a jolt to a veteran team, as Carson Palmer started off hot as ever and Larry Fitzgerald looked like he was in his prime. In not even a week, Peterson has given the Cardinals hope and gone from third-string running back to being a high-end RB2 for fantasy purposes. If he was somehow dropped, he should obviously be the top waiver priority. The Cardinals take on the Rams next Sunday.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Saints have traded RB Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals, according to Dianna Russini.

Woah. There was definitely some thought that Peterson would be traded at some point, but it's still uncommon to see trades of big-name players like this during the season. With David Johnson still out until at least Thanksgiving, the 2-3 Cardinals made a big move for the future Hall of Fame running back to bolster their league-worst rushing attack. There are obviously major concerns with the offensive line of the Cardinals, but Peterson does offer some upside as a guy that could get 15+ carries per game for them, including goal line touches. If AD was dropped in your league, he's worth picking up as a high-upside player. If Chris Johnson remains on the team, it'd be the top two fantasy players from 2009/2010 in the same backfield which is pretty cool.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Saints RB coach Joe Thomas believes Adrian Peterson will pick it up soon.

Thomas told the The Times-Picayune, "it's just a matter of time. I really feel like this block, it's going to break." New Orleans has a bye week this week, so Thomas means when they return from the bye Peterson will start to break out over the next few games. Through four games, AD has only 27 carries for 81 yards—certainly not what he expected when he came to New Orleans. With his fantasy value at an all-time low, he's worth a shot as an extreme buy-low candidate (or as a free-agent pickup if he's available in your league).

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson barely plays in Saints' London win.

Peterson received four carries for four yards, as he wasn't a big part of the gameplan this week. He looked to be handling it about as well as he can on the sideline, but the future Hall of Fame running back certainly wants to play a lot more. He can't be in fantasy lineups right now, as he just isn't getting enough work to be a reliable option.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson rushed nine times for 33 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

He also caught two passes for four yards, giving him 11 touches, his most with New Orleans. Controlling the game throughout, this is the formula that Sean Payton had in mind when he signed AD and drafted Alvin Kamara to team up with Mark Ingram, and it's the way to give Peterson fantasy value. His touches have now increased from six to eight to 11 through the first three weeks of the season, and if things go right, he should push for 12 touches against Miami next Sunday. He's worth a look as a FLEX option in standard leagues.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson rushed eight times for 26 yards in Sunday's loss to New England.

Peterson actually saw more carries than last week despite playing from behind earlier and by a larger margin. There just wasn't much room to run, as he could only go for a long of six yards. The Saints are now 0-2 as they head to Carolina, and things will get really interesting if they lose again and Peterson doesn't get a lot of work. AD is a weak FLEX option against the Panthers' elite front.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson talks about his workload.

"All Day" talked to reporters today and, according to ESPN's Mike Triplett, said "I didn't sign up for nine snaps, though. Unfortunately that's how the game played out," while acknowledging he knew it would take time to adjust splitting the work in the backfield. Peterson also said he doesn't need a huge workload to perform, citing his propensity to break big plays to start games. Obviously, no future Hall-of-Famer that feels they can still play at a high level wants to play only nine snaps in a game, so this isn't a huge deal—don't let fake news make this a bigger statement than it is. AD should get more than nine snaps this Sunday against New England, but he's one of the riskier FLEX options.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson's Saints debut doesn't go as expected.

All Day, along with the rest of the Saints offense, could not find his groove against his former team. He played about ten snaps and had only six carries for 18 yards versus the Vikings. Notably, the cameras caught Peterson saying something to Sean Payton on the sideline, and Payton might have had a bit of a testy response. It's still early, but the new Peterson-Saints partnership isn't looking great after the first game.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

All Day makes his Saints debut on Saturday night.

Peterson rushed six times for 15 yards and caught one pass for negative-one yard. The former Viking didn't see the field on the first series of the game (a three-and-out), but rotated with Mark Ingram in the backfield after that. Peterson is currently going in the seventh/eighth round of fantasy drafts, but he carries a lot of upside based on history of proving people wrong alone. He, Ingram, and Drew Brees might play on Thursday night after sitting out the first two preseason games.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Mike Triplett of ESPN projects Adrian Peterson to gain 800-1,050 total yards this season.

Triplett has been to a lot of the Saints practices as he covers the Saints for ESPN, so his projections in terms of how the backfield touches will be split should be more accurate than most. Triplett projects Mark Ingram to be the lead back and gain around 1,050-1,300 yards for the Saints this season. Peterson is also projected for 20-30 receptions and 6-8 total touchdowns by Triplett. Of course, Peterson could end up being too good to keep off the field and take more work than anticipated. He's currently going outside the top 25 running backs in fantasy drafts, about 20 draft slots behind Ingram.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson says on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he'd like to play five more years.

"God willing, I would like to play five more years and win a few Super Bowls in the midst of it," Peterson said. If someone could play until 37 as a running back, it's "All Day". Peterson's work ethic is legendary, and he looks like he's in his 20's, according to teammates. Peterson is 6,608 yards away from Emmitt Smith's all-time record 18,355 career rushing yards, which has been a goal of his—maybe he thinks he can reach that mark in the next five seasons after suspension and injury derailed his last few seasons, but winning is the most important thing for Peterson at this point in his career. The Saints backfield situation and how the playing time will be split up is something to watch this preseason.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson wants to continue playing as he approaches 40-years-old.

Peterson said "37" would be "a good number," according to The New Orleans Advocate. "Approaching 40." AD has been getting rave reviews from Saints teammates and coaches, with talk making it sound like he's someone in his prime. Peterson also admitted he does have a chip on his shoulder, and that he was doubted when he was 30 then led the league and rushing, and he anticipates that (doubters) happening until he retires. Fixed minded people will continue to doubt Peterson and say it's impossible, but don't be surprised if he plays another few years at a high level.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Saints players are "absolutely gushing with praise over Adrian Peterson," according to Mike Triplett.

Offensive tackle Terron Armstead said he's "never seen anyone like him." AD is an absolute beast—there aren't many people like him out there—and even at 32-years-old, Peterson is as athletic as they come. Known for his legendary workouts and ability to keep up with younger athletes, Peterson is motivated after the separation from the Vikings, and he clearly has been working hard to help his new team. Mark Ingram (and rookie Alvin Kamara) are in the backfield, but Peterson might emerge as the top option. Either way, the Saints have a stacked backfield, and all three running backs should have fantasy value this season.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson said he's 100% and feels better than he did before the injury.

He's nicknamed "All Day" for a reason. A notorious workout worrier, there's no question Peterson is motivated to make an impact for his new team. While he just turned 32, Peterson is a physical freak that will make an impact when he's on the field. Peterson also said he feels he can play a lot longer. The three-way backfield that includes Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara is less than ideal, but the Saints offense is good enough that they can all have fantasy value this season (Kamara more so in PPR leagues); Peterson said he understands touches will be spread around, and is OK with it.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson is signing with the New Orleans Saints, according to Josina Anderson

The Saints just added a huge weapon to their offense. It's basically a one-year deal with an option, according to Anderson (but Adam Schefter reports that the Saints and Peterson both want it to go two years). Mark Ingram and Peterson will rival Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman as the best running back combo in the league. Like Freeman and Coleman in Atlanta, both Ingram and Peterson could offer top 20 running back value in 2017. The Saints typically haven’t given Ingram a ton of carries per game throughout his career anyway. Both Peterson and Ingram should easily get 10+ carries per game each.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Ian Rapoport: Adrian Peterson and Saints "believed to be" closing in on a deal.

This comes after a report earlier today from Jeff Duncan that the Saints are still "very much involved" with AD. Rapoport tweets a deal would pay Peterson over $3 million, but indicates that it's not done yet. It looks like it's possible Peterson signs before the draft instead of waiting.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Jeff Duncan says he hears the Saints "are still very much involved with Adrian Peterson."

Duncan reports they are looking at a short-term deal. As of now, the Saints look like the team most likely to sign Peterson, but things can change after the draft. Maybe the Raiders will turn to Peterson if things don't work out with Marshawn Lynch.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Ian Rapoport reports that Adrian Peterson is not expected to sign before the draft, "barring a dramatic shift."

The Patriots and Saints appear to be the most interested teams. In a deep running back class, perhaps they'll see if they can snatch someone they have a high grade on in the draft (keep in mind, the Patriots don't have a first or second round pick). He'll probably sign after the draft so he can go through team activities and get adjusted to a new team and offense, but it wouldn't be surprising if Peterson didn't sign until during training camp.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson "impressed" the Patriots at his workout with the team, according to Ed Werder.

Werder said that Peterson looked "fast" and "explosive," which shouldn't be a surprise. But the second half of Werder's tweet turned to the Saints, saying that it's possible New Orleans tries to sign him before the draft if the money is right. The Saints already have Mark Ingram, so they would likely try to trade him during the draft if AD is signed. Peterson would be a good fit in Sean Payton's offense behind a solid offensive line.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson left his Saints visit without a deal.

Ian Rapoport reports both sides will continue talking. Peterson might wait until after the draft, at least, until he signs.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Patriots put Adrian Peterson through an on-field workout during his visit last week, according to Mike Reiss.

This shows the Pats weren't just doing Peterson a favor by generating interest in him by bringing him in for a visit. It's safe to assume Peterson's workout was impressive, but we'll see if New England eventually signs him. The Patriots reportedly put an offer on the table for LeGarrette Blount.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson is meeting with the Saints next week, according to Heath Evans (via Ian Rapoport).

This is interesting. The Saints have Mark Ingram, but they've seemed to want to use employ a 1-2 punch at running back, and they lost Tim Hightower in free agency. It doesn't seem likely the Saints would cut a big check for Peterson, but who knows? This could also indicate the Saints will be in the market for a running back in a very deep draft class.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson left his visit with the Patriots without a deal, according to Field Yates.

SiriusXM NFL reported earlier today that "3-5 teams" are interested in Peterson, so may he'll take more visits soon. Field Yates did say that the Patriots and Peterson "could revisit later." The Raiders and Packers could be two of the other teams interested in Peterson. He might not sign anytime soon.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Three to five teams are interested in Adrian Peterson, according to SiriusXM NFL.

Peterson if visiting the Patriots today, but Sirius XM is reporting more teams are interested. If we had to guess, Oakland (lost Latavius Murray to the Vikings in free agency) would be one of them. It might not even matter if Peterson signs with New England during his visit today.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

According to Adam Schefter, Adrian Peterson will visit the Patriots tomorrow.

As if the Patriots don't have enough good players on offense. The Patriots could go with what they have now at running back (Burkhead, Lewis, White), but adding a future Hall of Famer certainly won't hurt the team. The Patriots may be able to get Peterson on a cheaper deal, as AD has not received much interest since becoming a free agent in March. Peterson said he wants to win a championship, and the Patriots would give him the best chance of doing so. The fact that the Patriots are taking him in for a visit indicates there has to be some interest. We should get an update tomorrow on the visit.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson worked out with Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.

Peterson posted on Twitter that he was "marveling at [Winston] and the confidence & leadership he displayed around so many veteran guys. Really impressive!" This could be nothing but an offseason workout with mutual trainers, but it's worth noting. Earlier today at a coaches breakfast, Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter sounded pessimistic about Doug Martin (facing suspension) being back with the team. The Bucs already spent for DeSean Jackson to pair opposite Mike Evans, perhaps they'll look to bolster the offense even more for third year quarterback Jameis Winston and sign Peterson. If Peterson thinks highly of the player at the most important position on the team, he probably thinks they can content for a championship, which is what Peterson wants to achieve.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Ben McAdoo indicates the Giants may be interested in Adrian Peterson.

McAdoo said Peterson is a "very talented player" with "a chip on his shoulder." That sounds like someone you would want on your team. While Peterson might not be a perfect fit in the Giants offense, he'd be a welcome addition to any team. AD seems intent on waiting, and he might not sign for a while.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson shuts down report that he's asking for $8 million and that no one offering that is the reason he hasn't signed with a team yet.

Peterson took to Instagram to make it clear the report is false. He says he is looking for the best fit to win a championship and is in "no rush." Peterson has also posted workouts, and he looks to be in amazing shape. Again, Adrian Peterson isn't someone to bet against.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Jeremy Fowler reports that "two NFL sources" say Adrian Peterson might still be a free agent because his asking price is too high.

Fowler says the Packers "mulled" bringing Peterson in for a visit, but did not. With the Vikings out of the picture, it's unclear what team will bring in Peterson. It's hard to argue against "All Day" for seemingly not willing to take a cheap deal—he's certainly working extremely hard to be among the best backs in the NFL, and he should be fresh after missing most of last season. Perhaps Peterson won't have a new team until sometime in training camp if a running back on a team gets injured. He'd stay in tip top shape working out on his own, if that's what happens.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Oakland "remains a possibility" for Adrian Peterson, according to Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson.

The Raiders are reportedly trying to get Marshawn Lynch out of retirement. Both Peterson and Lynch should be fresh next season as Peterson missed most of the year with his torn meniscus, and Marshawn was retired. Oakland is the strongest possibility for Peterson (and likely best fit remaining) now that Latavius Murray signed with the Vikings, but the Raiders presumably are more interested in Lynch, considering Peterson is available right now without having to give another team compensation.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Vikings GM Rick Spielman confirmed that the Vikings will not be re-signing with the Vikings after the signing of Latavius Murray.

It officially ends the career of one of the greatest Vikings players of all-time. Peterson was the seventh overall pick by the Vikings in the 2007 NFL Draft, and he certainly made the pick pay off for Minnesota. Peterson rushed for 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns and won the 2012 NFL MVP in purple. After an awesome career with the Vikings, Peterson is looking for a new home.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson will visit the Seahawks, according to Jason La Canfora.

Seattle has Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise, but they're all about competition and it appears Adrian Peterson won't require a big salary. This probably wouldn't be a good situation for Peterson, in terms of fantasy value.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Sirius XM: Peterson wants to be patient in free agency.

The report is "not in a rush to sign," and that the Raiders, Seahawks, Patriots, Packers, Lions, and Vikings are all teams he could sign with. The Vikings seem like the most likely destination at this point, after Peterson tests the market some more.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adam Caplan reports that Adrian Peterson is more interested in the Raiders than they are in him.

If this and the Seahawks report are true, it seems the market for Peterson is not hot at all. It's kind of questionable, considering Peterson has fresh legs and is one of the hardest workers in the NFL. We still think Peterson may end up returning to Minnesota, but watch out for the Patriots.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

According to Tom Pelissero, the Seahawks have "no immediate interest" in Adrian Peterson.

Pelissero says they could revisit if Peterson remains a free agent. Seattle probably won't be signing Peterson unless they can get him on a very cheap deal. They're a team that loves competition, and likely won't mind having Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise battle for the starting running back job in camp—they're both very talented and the Seahawks might be better off bolstering their offensive line than signing Peterson.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Charles Robinson ranks the Adrian Peterson landing spots as Raiders, Seahawks, Patriots, in that order.

Robinson notes that a deal with the Raiders could get done quickly if that's the team he decides to sign with. Robinson then follows up with another tweet that teams that work primarily out of the shotgun (Giants) are not a good fit. We think he still may return to Minnesota, but Robinson has a good point about teams running out of the shotgun—the Vikings do that with Pat Shurmur and Sam Bradford, so perhaps the team he's spent his entire career with are not an ideal fit for Peterson anymore.

UPDATE: Robinson tweets to his knowledge, the Vikings have not offered Peterson a deal yet. He also notes that Peterson's priorities are to play for a contender, start for his new team (Cowboys are obviously out then), and prove himself on the field (meaning he wouldn't mind an incentive-based deal). Robinson is a great follow on Twitter (@CharlesRobinson or in the link below).

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

"Desirable" landing spots for Adrian Peterson are the Raiders and Seahawks, according to Stacey Dales.

Dales reports this from a "source close to Adrian Peterson." Both those teams make sense as teams that can compete for a Super Bowl. We have speculated the Seahawks as a dark horse team for Peterson, and it appears there is at least interest from the Peterson side of things. Dales says the source "will know more later tonight." Stay tuned.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

According to Josina Anderson, Adrian Peterson is intrigued by the Raiders.

The Raiders would be a great landing spot for either Peterson or Jamaal Charles if they decide against re-signing Latavius Murray. Oakland would be one of Peterson's best shots at winning a Super Bowl; they have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, along with a great young quarterback and two Pro Bowl caliber receivers. It would be an exciting match if AD was in a Raiders uniform.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Minnesota Vikings have not picked up Adrian Peterson's option for 2017.

Adrian Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent on March 9th. Peterson spent ten season with the Vikings and rushed 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns, including a 2,097-yard, MVP season in 2012. He'll be 32 years old in March, but Peterson should be a hot commodity in free agency. There aren't many people out there like Adrian Peterson. The Giants, Patriots, and Panthers are likely teams that could be interested in AD. Peterson and the Vikings could always come to a new agreement in free agency.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Vikings GM says team has not talked to Peterson or his agent about contract.

One of the biggest storylines this offseason will be what happens with AD, and general manager Rick Spielman saying no matter what happens, Peterson "will always be a Minnesota Viking" does not provide much clarity. He could be saying that they want to keep Peterson around, or he could be saying that they want to move on but he will still remain a Viking-for-life. A restructure seems like the best option for both sides, as Peterson might not be a great fit anywhere else, and the Vikings would rather not add running back to their team needs.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf does not guarantee Adrian Peterson will be back in 2017.

Wilf said that the Vikings need to do some "tough analysis" on Peterson. The big issue with AD is that he's owed $18 million in 2017, which the Vikings likely do not want to pay. The two sides could definitely re-negotiate the deal, but it looks to be 50/50 whether or not Peterson will continue his career with Minnesota or somewhere else. Most people think otherwise, but we think Peterson will be back with the Vikings next season.

Adrian Peterson is out for Week 17 against the Packers.

Peterson's season ends, and there is speculation that is Vikings career may also be over. Peterson ends 2016 with 37 carries for 72 yards in three games. With major doubt that Peterson will be back with Minnesota next season because of his huge cap hit, it will be very interesting to see where "All Day" lands. Peterson is one of the greatest players in the league, and we would not bet against him bouncing back in a big way when he gets healthy in 2017. We also would not be surprised if he is back with the Vikings, despite the speculation.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (knee, groin) is out for Week 16 against the Packers.

AD won't play versus Green Bay, putting a dent in Minnesota's already small playoff chances. If the Vikings can win without Peterson, and have other things go their way to set up Week 17 as a game for a potential playoff birth, Peterson might play Week 17. Otherwise, he'll probably also miss Week 17 and focus on 2017 after returning early from his torn meniscus. Jerick McKinnon isn't a bad FLEX option against the Packers and Matt Asiata is a touchdown-dependent FLEX with Peterson out.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not practice for the Vikings on Thursday.

Minnesota needs to win this game to have any shot at making the playoffs, so AD will likely try to play, but it's not sure thing. The Vikings don't have a great shot at making the playoffs after their blowout loss to the Colts in Week 15. If Peterson is active, he'd be a FLEX option despite the offensive line problems and injury concerns.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

AD's return doesn't go as planned, as Vikings get blown out by the Colts.

Peterson had six carries for 22 yards and a lost fumble. The Vikings seems to want to get their star running back involved, but with the Vikings getting destroyed by Indy, it just didn't happen. Peterson will probably play next week against the Packers, and should have a much better day. He seems to have great games against Green Bay and will be at least an RB2.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

The Vikings have officially activated Adrian Peterson.

He will play tomorrow against the Colts and has reportedly looked great in practice all week. Peterson has some risk, but we recommend putting him in your lineup. AD only needs one touch to make an impact.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson tells Dash Radio that he will play this Sunday against the Colts.

We have said that we expected Peterson to return possibly in Week 14 or 15, but it looked like he wouldn't play until Week 16 against the Packers, so this is a bit of a shock. Peterson has been out since tearing his meniscus in Week 2 against the Packers, but he recovered in the shortest time as anyone could imagine, again showing his superhuman ability. With three practices under his belt, Peterson apparently will return this week in a huge game against the Colts. He may be limited, but he is definitely worth putting in your lineup. It's Adrian Peterson.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (knee) practicing again on Thursday.

Peterson is still expected to return in Week 16, and his practicing on both Wednesday and Thursday is a great sign. Minnesota probably needs to win this Sunday against the Colts for AD to return next week, because there would be no sense in rushing back from a significant injury if they aren't playing for a playoff spot. Again, pick up Peterson if he's available.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Superhuman: AD returns to practice.

Adrian Peterson (knee) is practicing fully for the Vikings; he has been designated to return from IR. In a miraculous (but somehow expected) recovery from a torn meniscus, Peterson looks on track to play for Minnesota in Week 16 against the Packers. If he's available in your fantasy league, pick him up. He probably won't be an elite RB1 upon his return... but it is Adrian Peterson.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson said he will practice with the Vikings this week and hopes to return in Week 16.

Peterson said he'll get a practice week to get his legs back under him. The Vikings are probably going to need to win this week against the Colts if Peterson is going to return in Week 16 against the Packers. If AD does return for Week 16, it'd be in a huge game that could potentially decide a playoff birth. Get Peterson on your team if he's available in your league.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson says that he won't return for the Vikings if they aren't in contention.

AD isn't going to risk re-injury to play games that won't help his team win a Super Bowl. In other words, the Viking desperately need to win this game this week against the struggling Jaguars, or Peterson very likely will not be back this season. Peterson is worth a bench stash.

Adrian Peterson | Free Agent RB

Adrian Peterson (knee) is now running.

Peterson tore his meniscus in Week 2 against the Packers and it appears he will return this season. It should not be surprising if AD does indeed return, as he might be the most freakish (in a good way) athlete in the league. Mike Zimmer said today at his press conference that Peterson has been running, which is obviously a great sign in his recovery. Peterson very likely won't be playing this Thursday night, but with his insane healing ability, don't be surprised if Peterson is active in Week 14 for the Vikings. There is a great chance he will be back for a 6-5 Vikings team that needs him in the race for the NFC North or Wild Card.