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Adrian Peterson | Running Back | #23

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (7) / MIN
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Cardinals placed RB Adrian Peterson on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.
It's an inglorious end to Peterson's age-32 campaign. Peterson had missed the past two weeks, and with only three games remaining, the Cardinals decided not to hold his 53-man roster spot any longer. The exact nature of Peterson's injury is unknown. Necks are one of the trickiest areas for football players. A complete dud in New Orleans, Peterson was somewhat revived in Arizona, though he averaged just 3.47 yards per carry behind the Cardinals' injury-ruined offensive line. Peterson turns 33 in March. He's near the end, but we probably haven't seen the end of AD. Dec 14 - 10:34 PM

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Adrian Peterson (neck) wasn't seen at the open portion of Thursday's practice.

He's likely to miss his third straight game Sunday at Washington. There's no timetable for Peterson's recovery and it's possible he's played his final game of 2017. Kerwynn Williams will be an RB2/3 in the likely event that Peterson sits.
Dec 14 - 1:38 PM

Adrian Peterson (neck) didn't practice Wednesday.

This was fully expected. Peterson doesn't have a timetable to return from his neck injury. With only three games remaining, coach Bruce Arians suggested Peterson could be shut down for the season.
Dec 13 - 4:41 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said he has "no idea" if Adrian Peterson (neck) will play again this season.

That's not very encouraging news. Peterson has missed the past two games and again missed practice Wednesday. The Cardinals are out of it, and there's a real chance we saw the last of Peterson playing in the NFL if he doesn't suit up the rest of this season. Peterson turns 33 in March, and there wasn't a hot market for his services last offseason. Kerwynn Williams and D.J. Foster will continue to fill in as the Cardinals' running backs in Peterson's absence.
Dec 13 - 3:40 PM

Cardinals declared Adrian Peterson (neck), John Brown (toe), DL Corey Peters (ankle), Matt Barkley, WR Carlton Agudosi, C Max Tuerk, and RB Bronson Hill inactive for Week 14 against the Titans.

Both Peterson and Brown were ruled out on Friday. There is "no timeline" for Peterson's return, although it does not seem like he is headed to injured reserve. Kerwynn Williams should once again handle the bulk of the work with Peterson sidelined.
Dec 10 - 2:40 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said there's "no timeline" for Adrian Peterson's (neck) return.

Peterson has already been ruled out for Sunday. His neck injury doesn't require surgery, but he's not a lock to return next week. Kerwynn Williams will make another start and is a plug-and-play RB3 against the Titans.
Dec 8 - 7:02 PM

Adrian Peterson (neck) is out for Week 14 against the Titans.

He's sitting out for the second straight game. Kerwynn Williams should handle most of the backfield work in Peterson's absence, putting him on the RB3/flex radar for the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Consider Peterson week to week.
Dec 8 - 3:08 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Adrian Peterson (neck) is unlikely to play Week 14 against the Titans.

Per Anderson, Peterson doesn't need surgery for his neck issue, but rest is required. Kerwynn Williams will likely get another start in Peterson's place and will be a mere RB3/FLEX play who needs to be owned in fantasy.
Dec 8 - 11:08 AM

Adrian Peterson (neck) wasn't seen at the open portion of Thursday's practice.

Peterson sat out Week 13 with a neck issue and will need to put in at least a limited practice on Friday in order to avoid a second straight absence. With Peterson's health in question, Kerwynn Williams needs to be owned in all formats.
Dec 7 - 1:40 PM

Adrian Peterson (neck) will not practice Wednesday.

"We'll wait and see," coach Bruce Arians said when asked if Peterson will play Sunday against the Titans. "We're still waiting on he and the doctors to clear him." If Peterson can't go, Kerwynn Williams would likely get another shot at the lead job after impressing in the first half against the Rams. However, the Titans matchup would be more difficult. He'd be a borderline RB2/3.
Dec 6 - 10:47 AM

Speaking Monday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was noncommittal on Adrian Peterson's (neck) Week 14 status.

Arians said it would be up to the team doctors. The Cardinals have shed almost no light on Peterson's status since his injury was first revealed last Wednesday. Knowing what little we know, we would consider Peterson on the wrong side of questionable for Week 14. Kerwynn Williams would be in line for another start.
Dec 4 - 2:16 PM

Cardinals declared RB Adrian Peterson, WR Carlton Agudosi, QB Matt Barkley, WR John Brown, LB Deone Bucannon, S Rudy Ford and DL Corey Peters inactive for Week 13 against the Rams.

Peterson is out with a neck injury. He'll cede backfield work to Kerwynn Williams and D.J. Foster. DL Josh Mauro (ankle) and TE Troy Niklas (back, knee) are both active for Arizona.
Dec 3 - 3:02 PM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Adrian Peterson (neck) is not expected to play Week 13 against the Rams.

Adam Schefter has already reported the Cardinals were "pessimistic," but Glazer took it another step. Kerwynn Williams will likely get the start with Peterson out, but D.J. Foster should play a lot of snaps and is the better fantasy bet, especially in PPR formats.
Dec 3 - 12:55 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cardinals are "pessimistic" Adrian Peterson (neck) will be available for Week 13 against the Rams.

Peterson missed practice all week with a neck injury. As Kerwynn Williams is dealing with cracked ribs, Bronson Hill, D.J. Foster, and Elijah Penny will all be in the mix for carries should Peterson not be able to go. Foster would seem to be the best fantasy bet of the bunch, but it's a muddled situation at best.
Dec 3 - 2:27 AM

Adrian Peterson (questionable, neck) is a game-time decision for Week 13 against the Rams.

The Cardinals held Peterson out of practice all week. He's on the wrong side of questionable, but will go through pregame warmups Sunday before a decision on his status. D.J. Foster would pick up Peterson's early-down snaps if he doesn't get cleared.
Dec 1 - 3:14 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Stanton
2Blaine Gabbert
RB1David Johnson
2Adrian Peterson
3Kerwynn Williams
4D.J. Foster
5Elijhaa Penny
GLB1David Johnson
2Adrian Peterson
3RB1David Johnson
2D.J. Foster
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Jaron Brown
3Brittan Golden
WR21John Brown
2J.J. Nelson
3Chad Williams
WR31J.J. Nelson
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Troy Niklas
3Ricky Seals-Jones
LT1Will Holden
2Khalif Barnes
LG1Alex Boone
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Evan Boehm
3Max Tuerk
RG1Earl Watford
RT1John Wetzel
K1Phil Dawson