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Name: *Adrian Peterson (+) Coming off broken collarbone
College: Oklahoma     Number: 28
Height: 6-1   Weight: 217
Position: RB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2007

40 Time: 4.40
      40 Low: 4.30
   40 High: 4.51
Projected Round: 1  Stock:    
Rated number 1 out of 172 RB's     4 / 2337 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6014
Weight: 217
40 Yrd Dash: 4.41
20 Yrd Dash: 2.60
10 Yrd Dash: 1.57
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 38 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'07"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.40
3-Cone Drill: 7.09
No bench, shoulder

Dates: 03/13/07
Height: 6014
Weight: 217
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

 Coming off broken collarbone.  Did positional drills only.
 Draft Scout Snapshot: 1st team All-Big 12 w/220-1108-5.0-14 rush, 9-50-5.6 rec in '05, missed time w/right ankle injury. All-American, 1st team All-Big 12 w/339-1925-5.7-15 rush, 5-12-2.4 rec in '04.
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 *Adrian Peterson TSX Player News Log
08/13/15 - RB Adrian Peterson caused hearts to skip a beat when he went down during an inside-run period on Tuesday. He took a knee to the right thigh and stayed down for a brief period before leaving the field with head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman. Peterson didn't practice on Thursday either, but said he only has a bruise and that he is "fine." Even healthy, Peterson wasn't scheduled to play in the preseason.
08/03/15 - RB Adrian Peterson used to lobby for preseason carries. He'd be itching for contact that isn't permitted to come his way during training camp for obvious reasons. But now he's older. Wiser. At 30, he's OK with a cautious plan that includes a fourth consecutive preseason without Peterson carrying the football. "I've been doing it for a long time now," Peterson said. "So I really grew out of trying to play in the preseason. It really doesn't matter. You might as well throw out all your marbles when it really counts." Peterson hasn't carried the ball in the preseason since 2011. His only action in that time was three snaps in the third game of the 2013 preseason. He also endured no contact in those three plays. Peterson said he's looking forward to his first contact in almost a year. He played only the season opener last year before missing the final 15 games while dealing with the fallout of child-abuse charges. "I am looking forward to it, but also with that being said, I'm being patient as well," he said. "I think I can wait until the first (regular season) game against the Niners" on Sept. 14. For now, just getting back to football has been a joy for Peterson. "It's a good feeling," he said. "It's relaxing. It's a different mindset going into it. The best thing has just been being around the fellas."
07/23/15 - RB Adrian Peterson restructures the final three years of his contract with the Vikings. While details of the new deal were not disclosed by the team, Peterson will receive more guaranteed money during the final two years of the contract, according to multiple reports. Peterson, who missed the final 15 games last season for abusing his son, wanted to restructure the seven-year, $100 million contract he signed in 2011 after it became clear earlier this offseason that the Vikings would not grant his request to be traded. The 30 year old was due to earn $12.75 million in base salary this season along with the final $2.4 million of the signing bonus he received as part of his 2011 contract. He was scheduled to earn $14.75 million in 2016 and $16.75 million in 2017 in base salary, along with a $250,000 workout bonus each year, but Peterson was seeking more in guaranteed money. According to ProFootballTalk.com, the new contract has a base salary of $44 million for the next three years. In 2015, he will receive a guaranteed $11 million base salary and a $2 million roster bonus due on July 28. In 2016, he gets a base salary of $7.75 million, including $7 million guaranteed for injury only at signing and a $5 million roster bonus on the third day of the league year. In 2017, Peterson's base will be $11.75 million with a $6 million roster bonus also due on the third day of the league year. In addition, there are $250,000 bonuses for participating in OTAs and mandatory minicamps in 2016 and 2017. After some contentious months between Peterson and the Vikings, the running back decided to show up for the team's offseason program, paving the way for the sides to work on a new agreement. According to multiple reports, the restructured contract provides Peterson more guaranteed money over the next two years with the Vikings holding an early team option for 2017. "This agreement is a win for both Adrian and the Vikings and is a positive step toward Adrian finishin
04/20/15 - RB Adrian Peterson, who was reinstated by the NFL on Friday, did not attend the start of the team's offseason workouts Monday (April 20). The Vikings had not been expecting Peterson to show up at their facility. The Pioneer Press reported it has nothing to do with Peterson being disgruntled because he has rarely been present for the offseason program. Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote Sunday that Peterson would receive $250,000 if he reported to the Vikings camp, but "nobody expects him to report under any circumstances." Peterson returned to active status for the first time since September, when child-abuse charges involving his 4-year-old son led to seven months on the sideline. Peterson was informed via a letter from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that he is expected to satisfy his obligations to authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as additional counseling and treatment commitments Peterson made April 7 during a meeting with Goodell, the league said in a statement Thursday. Peterson and his agent, Ben Dogra, have made it clear that the 30-year-old running back does not want to stay with Minnesota. The teams that have been floated as possible landing spots for Peterson are the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders. However, the Vikings have said repeatedly that Peterson is under contract, they have no plans to trade him and expect him to play for the Vikings this season. Peterson's contract calls for a $12.75 million salary this season and doesn't expire for three more years. Peterson has spent his entire career with the Vikings. Since being drafted out of Oklahoma in 2007, he has rushed for 10,190 yards and scored 86 touchdowns.
04/16/15 - RB Adrian Peterson will be reinstated by the NFL on Friday (April 17), returning to active status for the first time since September, when child-abuse charges involving his 4-year-old son led to seven months on the sideline. Peterson was informed via a letter from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that he is expected to satisfy his obligations to authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as additional counseling and treatment commitments Peterson made April 7 during a meeting with Goodell, the league said in a statement Thursday. Peterson will be eligible to participate in offseason conditioning and team workouts. The Vikings released a two-sentence statement Thursday: "The Minnesota Vikings have been informed by the NFL that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated. We look forward to Adrian rejoining the Vikings." When charges were first revealed in September, Peterson was placed on the commissioner's exempt list. After he agreed to a plea deal to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault on Nov. 4, Goodell suspended him on Nov. 18. A judge recently overturned the suspension, which removed him from the suspended list, but the league placed him back on exempt status. Being reinstated before the April 30 NFL draft makes Peterson eligible to be traded. Coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman have said the team has no plans to deal Peterson, who is owed $12.75 million in 2014. However, Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, has been adamant that the player's time in Minnesota is finished. Peterson has spent his entire career with the Vikings. Since being drafted out of Oklahoma in 2007, he has rushed for 10,190 yards and scored 86 touchdowns.
02/26/15 - RB Adrian Peterson won his appeal Thursday when Judge David S. Doty granted a petition to vacate the suspension handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL then appealed the decision and returned Peterson to the commissioner's exempt list. "There is no dispute that the Commissioner imposed Peterson's discipline under the New Policy," Doty wrote Thursday. "It is also undisputed that in the (Ray) Rice arbitration, the hearing officer unequivocally recognized that the New Policy cannot be applied retroactively, notwithstanding the Commissioner's broad discretion in meting out punishment under the CBA. "Consistent with that recognition, the Commissioner has acknowledged that he did not have the power to retroactively apply the New Policy: The policy change was forward looking because the League is 'required to provide proper notice.' Yet, just two weeks later, the Commissioner retroactively applied the New Policy to Peterson." Goodell's decision to indefinitely suspend former Ravens running back Ray Rice was overturned by arbitrator Barbara Jones, a U.S. district judge. The NFL claimed the ruling should be irrelevant to Peterson's case, but Doty said he found "no valid basis to distinguish this case over the Rice matter." Doty's ruling does not equate to reinstatement for Peterson, whose case returns to the arbitration process. His original appeal was denied by Harold Henderson. In Doty's 16-page ruling Thursday, he said Henderson "disregarded the law of the shop and in doing so failed to meet his duty." Doty, who heard Peterson's formal appeal Feb. 6, has long been viewed as a player-friendly judge. "This is a victory for the rule of law, due process and fairness," the NFLPA said in a statement Thursday. "Our collective bargaining agreement has rules for implementation of the personal conduct policy and when those rules are violated, our union always stands up to protect our players' rights. This is yet another example why neutral
11/18/14 - RB Adrian Peterson will be suspended without pay for the rest of the season and will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15, 2015, for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The league announced the highly anticipated decision Tuesday, and the NFL players union responded by vowing to appeal immediately. A union-led grievance that sought to clear Peterson to return while the appeal is pending was denied by arbitrator Shyam Das on Tuesday night, multiple media outlets reported. Das reportedly ruled that the NFL could keep Peterson on the commissioner's exempt list through the remainder of the year, unrelated to the suspension issued Tuesday. The verdict essentially ends Peterson's hopes of playing again in 2014. According to ESPN.com, Das found that Peterson "failed to establish on this record that the NFL violated either the letter agreement or the CBA." Before Tuesday, Peterson was on the commissioner's exempt list, drawing his full salary. The unpaid suspension will cost him approximately $703,125 per week -- a total of $4,218,750 -- through the end of the regular season. The NFL stated that Peterson's suspension comes as a result of "an incident of abusive discipline that he inflicted on his four-year-old son." Peterson settled the legal matter in a Texas court when he pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of misdemeanor reckless assault earlier this month. He was indicted in September on a felony charge of injury to a child for using a wooden switch to discipline his son. Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in letter to Peterson, from which excerpts were used in Tuesday's NFL statement, that Peterson does not "fully appreciate the seriousness of his conduct." "You have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct," Goodell's letter said. "When indicted, you acknowledged what you did but said that you would not 'eliminate whooping my kids' and defended your conduct in numerous published text messages to the child's m
11/15/14 - RB Adrian Peterson did not appear at a scheduled disciplinary hearing with the NFL on Friday after agreeing to attend last week, according to ESPN. The NFL claimed that Peterson refused to give the league an alternative date for the disciplinary hearing, which stems from his arrest for child abuse. Friday's meeting was more significant than the conference call scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Monday. The NFL Players Association filed an expedited, non-injury grievance on behalf of Peterson, requesting removal from the Commissioner's Exempt list. The Friday meeting was originally scheduled last Tuesday, but the NFLPA told the league on Thursday that it was not available, according to the report. "We informed the union that we were unwilling to postpone the hearing beyond this week given that the player and union had both expressed a strong desire to resolve this matter as soon as possible, and we had been given no meaningful reason why Adrian and the union could not appear and participate," a league official told ESPN. "We offered other alternatives for this week, but those also were not acceptable. We also have yet to receive more than cursory materials in response to our requests for information on the case. Accordingly, we went forward with the review on Friday as scheduled. "We had hoped that Adrian would take advantage of his opportunity to be heard and present whatever information he believes should be considered before a decision on discipline, counseling and services is made. Because he and the NFLPA elected not to do so, we will have to address this based on the information currently available to us." NFLPA spokesperson George Atallah said Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, provided the league with a letter claiming that it is against Texas state law to give the NFL the requested documents. The incident that led to Peterson's arrest occurred in Texas. The union also said it made Peterson's clinician available to the league. "The Lea
11/12/14 - RB Adrian Peterson's future with the Vikings is in the hands of the NFL. Head coach Zimmer has held things together fairly well, going 3-5 without Peterson. "When those decisions are made (by the NFL), we can make decisions," Zimmer said. "Until then, really our hands are tied. There's nothing we can do about it other than what I've said all along. We love the kid. He's done everything I've asked him to do. And we support him. We want him to get through this for him, for him. Then we'll worry about all the other things we have to deal with at the time."
09/17/14 - RB Adrian Peterson was placed on the exempt list, which allows him to collect his full salary -- $11.25 million in 2014 -- while addressing the child abuse charges he's facing in Texas. "In conversations with the NFL over the last two days, the Vikings advised the League of the team's decision to revisit the situation regarding Adrian Peterson. In response, the League informed the team of the option to place Adrian on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, which will require that Adrian remain away from all team activities while allowing him to take care of his personal situation until the legal proceedings are resolved. After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian."
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