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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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Lamar Miller said he'd be open to the Texans signing free agent Adrian Peterson.
"It would be good to have him join us, just his leadership, seeing the things he’s done in previous years, that I feel like I could probably learn from him," Miller said. "It would help us out as a team." Peterson has talked numerous times about his desire to play for Houston in his home state of Texas. However, the feeling hasn't seemed mutual with the Texans having Miller and D'Onta Foreman on top of recently re-signing Alfred Blue. Peterson is going to have to wait. Jun 1 - 11:51 AM
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Free agent Adrian Peterson told ESPN's NFL Live that the Texans are on his radar as a potential landing spot.

This doesn't mean the interest is mutual, of course. "Obviously I’ve mentioned Houston a couple of times," Peterson said. "I feel like Green Bay wouldn’t be a bad look as well. Carolina. There’s some options out there. You know Miami. Down there in [Los Angeles]. That would be a nice look, too, with Todd Gurley." Peterson turned 33 in March. He has made no known offseason visits.
May 28 - 3:58 PM

Florida Football Insiders reports the Bucs may have interest in free agent Adrian Peterson.

The Bucs were linked to Peterson last offseason before he signed with the Saints. Peterson has played most of his career in West Coast schemes and is a fit for Dirk Koetter's offense. Tampa has a talented but unproven tandem of second-rounder Ronald Jones and Peyton Barber atop their depth chart. Taking a flyer on Peterson would add an early-down veteran to the backfield mix.
May 26 - 2:31 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton didn't rule out signing free agent Adrian Peterson.

We wouldn't read much into this. The Saints could use another running back with Mark Ingram suspended the first four games, but it would be a surprise if they brought back Peterson after trading him last year. Peterson will likely have to wait until closer to training camp to sign with a team.
May 12 - 6:25 PM

Free agent Adrian Peterson (neck) says he is "fully healthy" and ready for the 2018 season.

Recently posting impressive workout videos on social media, Peterson says he has been cleared by three separate doctors following his season-ending 2017 neck issue. Now 33, Peterson has been limited to 10 games over the past two seasons, and has just 541 carries since 2013. He's averaged a modest 4.0 yards per carry during that timespan. The future Hall-of-Famer should get another look, but it might come closer to training camp than now.
May 10 - 6:14 PM

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

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

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