According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Vikings want Adrian Peterson to retire "as a valued member of the organization."
There's been speculation the team could move on from Peterson this offseason because of his contract, but apparently the Vikings are willing to do whatever they can to keep him in Minnesota for the long run. After taking on Sam Bradford's expensive salary, the Vikings will probably have to renegotiate Peterson's deal. He's slated to earn $11.75 million in base salary next season along with a $6 million roster bonus due on the third day of the new year. Peterson is expected to miss at least the rest of the regular season after going down with a torn meniscus in Week 2.
On ESPN NFL Insiders, Adam Schefter said the Lions "think" Ameer Abdullah (injured reserve) is done for the year with a torn ligament in his foot.
This directly conflicts with a Sunday morning report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who said Abdullah was expected back "shortly after" the team's Week 10 bye. It is possible the Lions do not know either way at this point. Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington will handle the bulk of the backfield work for the foreseeable future.
ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini reports ILB David Harris (shoulder, questionable) will play Week 3 against the Chiefs.
It is good news with Erin Henderson (foot, questionable) unlikely to play after sitting out all week. First-round ILB Darron Lee should get the start next to Harris.
ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) could be used situationally Week 3 against the Chiefs.
Adam Schefter reported earlier Sunday Marshall would be on a snap count, so it would make sense to use him primarily on third downs and in the red zone. Cimini also floats the idea Marshall could be a decoy to occupy Marcus Peters. Even with Marshall active, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa should see a bump in targets.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Ameer Abdullah (ankle, foot) is expected to return shortly after the Lions' bye in Week 10.
Abdullah was placed on injured reserve this week with a badly sprained foot/ankle. He can be activated in eight weeks if the Lions make him their designated player to return. Barring any setbacks, that seems to be the most likely scenario. Theo Riddick is going to be the featured back in his absence with seventh-round Dwayne Washington also taking on more work.
Giants sophomore Bobby Hart is expected to start at right tackle Week 3 against the Redskins.
Hart replaced Marshall Newhouse after he suffered a calf injury late in the Week 2 win over the Saints. With Newhouse still sidelined, Hart will get the call again this week. Hart will get a tough draw against Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan, but the Giants do a good job protecting their line with quick passes.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) is expected to be cleared in "a few more weeks."
This is at least Shields' fifth concussion since entering the league, and there were some reports he was considering retiring. Schefter reports Shields received a "good report" from a concussion specialist this week, however, and will eventually return. The Packers are on bye next week, so Shields could be targeting Week 5.
With Sammy Watkins (foot) out, Marquise Goodwin is expected to be the Bills' featured receiver against the Cardinals in Week 3.
Good luck with that. Goodwin torched washed-up Darrelle Revis for an 84-yard touchdown in Week 2 but was useless otherwise, connecting on just one-of-four targets for 28 yards the rest of the night. Though Goodwin is set up for an increased workload with Watkins out and Charles Clay (knee) banged up, he has a nightmare matchup waiting against Arizona's elite secondary. It's possible he'll draw coverage from All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. Goodwin won't be a recommended fantasy play in Week 3.