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28 Adrian Peterson RB

Minnesota Vikings

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Own%Start%
65%22%
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GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
121753.600

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Vikings' Adrian Peterson leaves practice with minor injury
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson limped off the practice field on Tuesday, but the injury wasn't believed to be serious. 

"He got tangled up," teammate Jerick McKinnon said, per ESPN. "A defender fell on him, but he said he was alright. Everybody knows Adrian's got a cape on. He'll be back out here tomorrow. I don't think anybody's worried about him."

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Vikings restructure RB Adrian Peterson's contract
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

The Vikings announced Tuesday that the team and running back Adrian Peterson "mutually agreed" to restructure the final three years of Peterson's contract, bringing to a close a contentious bit of negotiation between team and player. 

According to reports, this means his contract for 2015 is guaranteed at $13 million, in addition to receiving guaranteed money for the 2016 season. 

"I appreciate the Vikings for working together on this restructured contract, which provides additional security for me but also allows opportunities for me to further prove my value to the team and within the NFL," Peterson said. "It was important for me to continue my career in Minnesota, and I cannot wait to get on the field in front of Vikings fans again."

Peterson missed 15 games last season after being placed on the commissioner's exempt list while dealing with child abuse allegations, and at times expressed his desire to not play for the Vikings anymore. 

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Vikings will make Adrian Peterson's workload more balanced
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

The Vikings have always put running back Adrian Peterson to work, and without hesitation. It was just three years ago that Peterson took 348 carries and turned them into 2,078 rushing yards and a playoff berth.

Now, the Vikings are planning to use a more balanced offensive attack.

"No question that the workload will be a lot more balanced than in the past because the organization has done an outstanding job of acquiring talent and other explosive pieces," Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson said. "And just as the natural progression as an older back ages, the workload decreases anyway."

Peterson will still get his fair share of carries as the team will strategically try to limit his snaps per game, not necessarily his carriers.

"I think it's more about snaps per game, because that's what you have to watch in regard to the wear and tear," Wilson said. "How he'll last for the season is the snaps per game, not the carries or attempts per game, because that comes with the territory. He's going to get his amount of touches that he gets, it's the other snaps and plays that will determine how successful he is at lasting during the season and being powerful, strong, aggressive and explosive."

Peterson played in just one game last season due to a suspension. He ran the ball 21 times for 75 yards.

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Vikings owner on Adrian Peterson: He has a good heart
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Despite a contentious relationship recently, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf was pleased to have running back Adrian Peterson back with the team, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

"It's all good for the team," Wilf said. "I'm very happy for him to be back with us."

Peterson recently returned to the team after missing all of the team's offseason activities and he acknowledged that he didn't always want to play for the Vikings this season.

Peterson missed 15 games last season after being placed on the commissioner's exempt list while dealing with child abuse allegations. While the two sides went back and forth over Peterson's commitment to the team, Wilf said it was time to move on.

"He's always had a good heart," Wilf said. "He's a great football player. We have great memories, and we'll continue to have good memories with him... He's been great for the community, and that's basically who he is, and when you know that's the character of that person, you believe in him."

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Unlikely that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson gets preseason carries
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

If Vikings fans are hoping to see Adrian Peterson carry the ball this preseason, good luck. 

Speaking to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said it's unlikely that Peterson will tote the rock during the four exhibition games the team will suit up for. 

"I probably don’t see that, no," Zimmer said. "We’re talking in June, so you can’t hold me to it, but he’s carried the ball a lot (in his eight-year career) and he’s going to continue to carry the ball a lot. He’ll get plenty of looks and reps in practice."

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Schedule
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2007Minnesota Vikings14923813415.673121162
2008Minnesota Vikings161536317604.867102081
2009Minnesota Vikings161531413834.464181274
2010Minnesota Vikings151528312984.68012970
2011Minnesota Vikings12122089704.75412749
2012Minnesota Vikings161634820976.082122785
2013Minnesota Vikings141427912664.57810859
2014Minnesota Vikings1121753.617003
TOTAL104972054101905.0828694483
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2007Minnesota Vikings1491926814.16013113
2008Minnesota Vikings1615211256.0160004
2009Minnesota Vikings16154343610.16305216
2010Minnesota Vikings1515363419.53415017
2011Minnesota Vikings1212181397.7221205
2012Minnesota Vikings1616402175.42011010
2013Minnesota Vikings1414291715.92211011
2014Minnesota Vikings112189.090001
TOTAL1049720817158.263517377
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2007Minnesota Vikings141641225.85302
2008Minnesota Vikings1611616.01600
2009Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2010Minnesota Vikings1500---000
2011Minnesota Vikings1200---000
2012Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2013Minnesota Vikings1400---000
2014Minnesota Vikings100---000
TOTAL1041742825.25302
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2007Minnesota Vikings1454.010000.0000
2008Minnesota Vikings1644.000000.0000
2009Minnesota Vikings1600.000000.0000
2010Minnesota Vikings1533.000000.0000
2011Minnesota Vikings1211.000000.0000
2012Minnesota Vikings1622.000000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings1422.000000.0000
2014Minnesota Vikings100.000000.0000
TOTAL1041716.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2007Minnesota Vikings1443030030
2008Minnesota Vikings1694020020
2009Minnesota Vikings1676000000
2010Minnesota Vikings1511000000
2011Minnesota Vikings1210030030
2012Minnesota Vikings1642000000
2013Minnesota Vikings1453010010
2014Minnesota Vikings100000000
TOTAL1043119090090
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/220
Birthdate:
3/21/1985
Age:
30
Hometown:
Palestine, TX, USA
School:
Oklahoma
NFL Experience:
9
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl