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Best-Kept Secret RB Vikings Should Draft to Take Pressure off Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings could use depth at running back, but it isn't their primary need. Can they steal an under-the-radar prospect on the second day of the NFL draft? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms identify which sleeper running back the Vikings should target in the video above. Read more NFL news on

PFT Planet: Bridgewater vs. Bortles

ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio answers fan tweets and calls about how the draft day trade chart works, who is more pro ready, Bortles or Bridgewater, whether Adrian Peterson will break 2000 yards this season and more.

Vikings' Adrian Peterson wants to prove he is a leader, nearly recovered from groin surgery

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson having to prove he is a leader is like Bill Gates demonstrating he has enough money to pay for dinner. It really does not need to happen. Peterson has rushed for 10,115 yards and 86 touchdowns during seven NFL seasons. Show More Summary

Zimmer wants Peterson to prove he’s a leader, Peterson says he will

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has heard what his new coach has to say about leadership, and Peterson says he’s up to the task. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer said in an interview with 104.9 The Horn in Austin that he wanted to see how Peterson works before he’s ready to proclaim Zimmer a team…

Adrian Peterson Believes College Athletes Should Be Paid

You can officially add Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to the list of people who believe that college athletes should be getting paid for their services while playing sports for their schools. Peterson spoke during a conference...Show More Summary

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson: College athletes should be paid

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a strong opinion on whether or not college athletes should be paid.

Peterson accepts Zimmer's call for leaders

MINNEAPOLIS -- There are only five players on the Minnesota Vikings' roster with more experience, and none more prominent, than Adrian Peterson. The 2012 NFL MVP has worn the unofficial face-of-the-franchise title for most of his seven...Show More Summary

Adrian Peterson believes college athletes should be paid

More and more people believe college athletes should be paid.  A guy who would have made plenty of money in college agrees wholeheartedly. Peterson said during a Wednesday conference call with reporters that players “are the ones making these universities money.”  And he’s right. “Johnny Manziel made Texas A&M so much money,” Peterson said, via Ben Goessling…

Adrian Peterson “not far off” in recovery from groin surgery

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made a quick comeback from a torn ACL to rush for 2,097 yards during the 2012 season, so it’s not shocking to learn that expects to be back to work soon after groin surgery in late January. Peterson said on a conference call Wednesday that he is getting close to…

2015 RB Isaiah White Talks Rutgers, Adrian Peterson

2015 running back Isaiah White is the No. 2 overall player in New York according to 247Sports' composite rankings. The 5'11", 200-pound athlete is a physical runner who uses his strength to gain yards after initial contact. BleacherShow More Summary

Moreno deal reconfirms poor state of running back market

With the exception of Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy, it still doesn’t pay to be a running back. This year, the top of the market has stagnated at $3.5 million per year for the likes of Toby Gerhart and Donald Brown (both of whom signed three-year contracts in Jacksonville and San Diego, respectively) and Ben…

Zimmer wants to reduce hits on Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS -- We've heard a bit about new Vikings offensive coordinator's plan for Adrian Peterson, and how he'd like to get the 2012 NFL MVP the ball in the open field more often, to accomplish the twin aims of giving Peterson room...Show More Summary

Gus Bradley drew Toby Gerhart to Jacksonville

After four years of mainly watching Adrian Peterson run the ball in Minnesota, Toby Gerhart now has a chance to step out on his own. Gerhart chose the Jaguars. On Thursday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, Gerhart explained his decision. “Their sell was Coach Bradley,” Gerhart said.  “What Gus brings to the table…

Toby Gerhart visits PFT on NBCSN

The Jaguars have added plenty of players in free agency.  One is a four-year tailback who has plenty of tread on the tires, thanks to the fact that he backed up Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. Now in Jacksonville, Gerhart has a chance to get a lot more opportunities.  On Thursday, he has an opportunity to…

Gerhart goes to Jacksonville

After four years standing in the considerable shadow of Adrian Peterson, running back Toby Gerhart has opted to step out on his own. He’ll do so by joining the Jaguars, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. A league source tells PFT that Gerhart’s three-year deal has a base value of $10.5 million, including $4.5…

With Cassel back, Vick won’t be a Viking

Last night, we explained that the possibility of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson getting his apparent wish for the team to sign quarterback Mike Vick possibly hinges on whether quarterback Matt Cassel returns. With Cassel now back, Vick won’t be a Viking. And now we’ll all watch Peterson’s Twitter page for a potential reaction. Cassel…

Adrian Peterson's Vick-to-Vikings Talk Makes Sense for Minnesota

Generally speaking, players without the last name Manning don't have a whole lot of say in the personnel decisions of NFL teams. Sure, they have opinions, but at the end of the day, those opinions don't really count. However, Minnesota...Show More Summary

NFL Rumors: Michael Vick drawing interest from Jaguars and Vikings

Where will Michael Vick end up? Vikings running back Adrian Peterson would like him in Minnesota. Another possibility is the Jaguars, who are reportedly interested in the 33-year-old.

Vikings’ interest in Vick may hinge on Cassel

Before Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made an uncharacteristic public pitch for quarterback Mike Vick, the Vikings weren’t believed to be interested in signing Vick. Coincidentally — or not — Vick is now emerging as a potential option for Minnesota.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Vikings could become very interested in…

ProFootballTalk: Adrian Peterson steps out of character

Vikings’ RB Adrian Peterson announces that he believes free-agent to be Michael Vick will instantly make the Vikings a playoff team. Mike Florio believes Peterson stepped out of character to play the role of pretend GM.

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