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Adrian Peterson | Running Back | #23

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (7) / MIN
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Free agent Adrian Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson his "neck is completely healed."
Peterson was released by the Cardinals on Monday, but he is still "looking forward to playing next season." Peterson had flashes of effectiveness after being traded to Arizona last season, but he averaged just 3.5 yards per carry before landing on injured reserve. He likely will have to wait until the second or third wave of free agency to find a new home. Mar 12 - 12:16 PM

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Cardinals released Adrian Peterson.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the move will become official on Monday. Peterson had spurts of effectiveness after arriving via a mid-season trade, but he averaged just 3.5 yards on 129 carries before landing on injured reserve with a neck issue. With David Johnson returning healthy, the Cardinals had little reason to keep Peterson and his nearly $3 million cap hit around. Despite his name value, Peterson is unlikely to find a hot market.
Mar 12 - 8:41 AM

Adrian Peterson thinks he can play "four or five more years."

Peterson will turn 33 in March and is likely to be released from the Cardinals this offseason. Playing another four years would be a tall feat for an aging running back with over 2,500 rushing attempts and coming off a season-ending neck injury. Peterson will likely be an early-down back for a new team in 2018.
Feb 3 - 12:46 PM

Arizona Sports' Mike Jurecki reports the Cardinals will release Adrian Peterson this offseason.

Acquired from the Saints in October, Peterson offered a jolt to the Cardinals' running game in the absence of David Johnson, but Peterson landed on I.R. after suffering a neck injury in Week 12. Peterson is due $3.5 million in 2018 but isn't going to get it from Arizona. The Cardinals will clear over $2.8 million against the cap by cutting Peterson, who turns 33 in March.
Jan 31 - 2:06 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 10:34:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 01:38:00 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.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 04:41:00 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.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 03:40:00 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.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 02:40:00 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.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 07:02:00 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.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 03:08:00 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.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 11:08:00 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.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 01:40:00 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.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 10:47:00 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.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 02:16:00 PM

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