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Adrian Peterson: Vikings would take ‘heavy hit’ if I left

By Hanzus, Dan Adrian Peterson wants to remain with the Minnesota Vikings for the foreseeable future, but he knows how the business works and how the Vikings have dealt with star players in recent years.

Source: National Football League

Adrian Peterson thinks coaching change could make quick impact on team

By Mike Florio

As Vikings running back Adrian Peterson closes in on his 30th birthday, one of the best players in league history will be working with his third head coach at the NFL level. And while the presence of coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner won’t make Peterson play any […]

Vikings’ New Running Back Takes Tips From Adrian Peterson

By Katie Fraser

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota Vikings fans know that Adrian Peterson is number one, but not that Toby Gerhart is gone – who is second in line to carry the ball?

His name is Jerick McKinnon, and he’s still making a transition to full time running back.

In college he did a […]

Peterson is a slight favorite over McCoy for the 2014 rushing title

By akrammer@1500espn.com

LeSean McCoy says he’s the better running back, but sports books still put money on Adrian Peterson.

Peterson, who turns 30 next March, is a 4-1 favorite to have the most rushing yards next season, beating out McCoy at 5-1, per CG Technology. McCoy claimed the 2013 rushing title with 1,607 […]

Peterson made slight favorite over McCoy for rushing title

By Mike Wilkening

You can wager on a lot of things in Nevada, but you can’t wager on whether you believe Adrian Peterson or LeSean McCoy is the better player. However, you can weigh in on whether Peterson or McCoy will be the NFL’s most productive player at his position in 2014, at least […]

Vikings sign RB Jerick McKinnon

By Mike Wilkening

The Vikings have reached a deal with a rookie tailback likely to be one of the primary backups to Adrian Peterson this season. The club said Tuesday it had signed third-round pick Jerick McKinnon of Georgia Southern, the No. 96 overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. He is the final […]

Adrian Peterson Empathizes With Former Players

By Jeff Wald

NEW YORK (AP) — Adrian Peterson empathizes with former players who are suing the NFL over painkillers and other medication they were given during their playing days.

More than 600 former players contend team physicians and trainers across the NFL routinely — and often illegally — dispensed powerful narcotics and other […]

Does McCoy still think he’s better than Peterson? “Yes, yes, yes”

By Michael David Smith

Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy is not backing down from his claim that he’s the best running back in the NFL, better than Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson. McCoy made the case last month that he’s the best running back in the NFL, prompting Peterson to laugh it off and say McCoy didn’t really […]

Adrian Peterson Launches Allergy Education Program

By Cole Premo

NEW YORK (AP) — Adrian Peterson has helped launch an educational program for people with severe allergies, something that affected the Minnesota Vikings’ running back before his MVP season.

Peterson had a strong allergic reaction to shellfish in training camp two years ago, even though he’d been eating it for 27 […]

After injury-marred season, AP still working to get back full strength

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Sandwiched between two injury-marred seasons, Adrian Peterson ran for 2,097 yards and claimed the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award.

As the Minnesota Vikings ramp up Organized Team Acitivites, Peterson is still working to get back to full strength following his latest series of speed bumps that held […]