Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/25/17 6:04am ET
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) said he is willing to wait to sign with a team because he is looking for the best fit for him and a chance to win the Super Bowl.
Huddle Up: Peterson has not met with any teams at this point and has not been linked with a lot of teams, so owners will need to continue to monitor the situation. It is not known what role he will have with his new team, but he could be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back if he receives most of the carries.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/24/17 9:34am ET
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) was reportedly close to making a visit with the Green Bay Packers before they decided his initial asking price was too high, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Huddle Up: It's too bad, as Peterson would have been a nice fit as a powerful, early-down thumper for a Packers' attack who needs the element in their offense. Look for Green Bay to turn its attention to backs like Oklahoma's Samaje Perine and BYU's Jamaal Williams next month in the 2017 NFL Draft in order to fill the void. Peterson will almost certainly need the lower his asking price in order to get a job before training camp.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/24/17 11:42am ET
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) reportedly wanted more than $8 million in the first year of any contract he signed during the initial wave of free agency.
Huddle Up: If true, this report explains the main reason AP is still unemployed. Eddie Lacy landed a one-year deal worth $5.5 million and Latavius Murray's three-year contract averages out to $5 million per year, and both are considerably younger and more useful in the passing game than Peterson. With a draft class heavy in talent at his position, the 32-year-old will likely need to cut his asking price in half to get a bite in free agency.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 3/23/17 8:43am ET
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen signed a four-year deal worth $19.246 million with $6.746 million in the first year.
Huddle Up: Thielen had a 69-967-5 year in 2016 as he emerged onto the fantasy radar. There will be some questions regarding whether he can build on it, but he's in the WR4 mix in fantasy.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 3/22/17 3:54pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) underwent ankle surgery Wednesday, March 22, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The Vikings knew Murray would need surgery before they sign him.
Huddle Up: Murray likely will miss all of the offseason workouts but should be on the field for the first training camp practice. Murray should receive most of the touches in the running game next season and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/22/17 7:22pm ET
The Green Bay Packers have 'some' interest in a visit with free-agent WR Adrian Peterson (Vikings), but it is believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock of its roster following the draft, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling.
Huddle Up: All things considered, Green Bay may actually be Peterson's best landing spot. The Oakland Raiders seem more inclined to pursue Marshawn Lynch, while the New York Giants run a more shotgun-heavy, one-back offense that has never been a good fit for him. With such a talented incoming draft class at his position, Peterson could easily be waiting for a training camp injury before he signs with a team.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 3/18/17 7:49pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray's deal is for one year with two option years, and the minimum he could make is $3.4 million. The full $5.15 million that he's owed next season becomes guaranteed on the third day of the 2018 league year.
Huddle Up: It ends up being a low-risk deal for Minnesota, and Murray should have plenty of incentive to deliver a strong season. He should have a high floor as a volume-based RB2.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/16/17 2:18pm ET
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) will not be re-signed by the Minnesota Vikings, according to general manager Rick Spielman.
Huddle Up: This shouldn't be a surprise since the Vikings just signed Latavius Murray. Murray figures to begin offseason activities as the starter in Minnesota, but Jerick McKinnon could give him a run for his money. Even so, expect McKinnon to split time with Murray, with Murray handling the majority of snaps. Murray should be regarded as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 behind a suspect Vikings' offensive line.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 3/15/17 12:46pm ET
Minnesota Vikings restricted free-agent WR Adam Thielen agreed to a three-year deal with the Vikings Wednesday, March 15, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Thielen is coming off a career year in 2016 and should continue to have a significant role in the Vikings' passing game in 2017. Thielen can be considered a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Cordarrelle Patterson - WRPosted 3/13/17 8:21pm ET
Free-agent WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings) left his visit with the Oakland Raiders without a contract Monday, March 13.
Huddle Up: This doesn't mean he ultimately won't sign with the Raiders, but he is on record of saying that he would be interested in returning to Minnesota. While he is coming off a season in which he recorded a career-high 52 catches, Patterson still has more to prove if he wants to become a legitimate fantasy option. He's exhibited too much inconsistency to be drafted in most formats, but perhaps a new environment could change that.
Cordarrelle Patterson - WRPosted 3/13/17 8:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings) will sign with the Oakland Raiders, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: That was a pretty quick turnaround after the soon-to-be 26-year-old had left Oakland's facility without a contract. In any event, a shift to the 12-4 Raiders and their rising offense could do wonders for Patterson's fantasy prospects. He's already a dynamic kickoff returner, and perhaps having Derek Carr throwing to him could help him build upon his career-high 52 catches from a season ago. He should be monitored throughout training camp.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/13/17 9:41pm ET
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) left his visit with the Seattle Seahawks without signing a contract Monday, March 13. The sense here is that the Seahawks are in the 'information-gathering process,' as they plan to host fellow free-agent RBs Latavius Murray (Raiders) and Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) this week as well.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks also had Eddie Lacy visit over the weekend, so they're really getting a look at a handful of veteran running backs. Peterson has potential to be useful in fantasy as a change-of-pace back in a lot places, but Seattle wouldn't be one of them, as they already have Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise lined up for a lot of work. Even so, Peterson's situation is still one to watch closely throughout the offseason.
Cordarrelle Patterson - WRPosted 3/12/17 6:58pm ET
Free-agent WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings) posted a series of messages on Snapchat Saturday, March 11, indicating that he wants to re-sign with the Vikings.
Huddle Up: Patterson is capable of a big play whenever he touches the ball, but he needs an offensive coordinator that knows how to deploy him in a variety of ways. He will likely be a late-round lottery pick wherever he signs.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/11/17 9:13pm ET
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is scheduled to visit with the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Peterson has made a career of defying the odds, but he figures to be part of a committee wherever he signs. He could be a RB2 in the right situation.
Rhett Ellison - TEPosted 3/9/17 1:21pm ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent TE Rhett Ellison agreed to terms with the New York Giants on Thursday, March 9, on a four-year, $18 million contract, including an $8 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Ellison is a better blocker than anyone else New York has at the position, which may be enough to give him an edge to become the starter ahead of Will Tye and Jerell Adams. However, with Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard already in tow, Ellison will be hard-pressed to realize anything more than low-end TE2 value.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/8/17 10:30am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson would like to play for the Seattle Seahawks, per Peterson's father. Sources familiar with situation say Seattle doesn't have immediate interest in signing Peterson, but waiting to see how the market plays out could lead to the Seahawks revisiting the situation.
Huddle Up: Wherever Peterson lands, he probably won't be better than a No. 2 running back in fantasy. Drafting him as a third is safer, but name value may inflate his stock.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 3/8/17 3:47pm ET
Minnesota Vikings restricted free-agent WR Adam Thielen has received the second-round tender offer.
Huddle Up: Thielen had a breakout season in 2016 and finished with 967 yards and five touchdowns. He should be a starter for the Vikings next season and can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/7/17 11:37am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson has nothing brewing with the New England Patriots for now.
Huddle Up: Peterson can be an RB2 on a team that features him, but he might wind up in a major timeshare. His value is on a pendulum that can swing either way right now.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/6/17 6:49pm ET
Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) said he would 'consider' taking a team-friendly contract with the New England Patriots, according to a 'source close to Peterson.'
Huddle Up: Peterson is at the back-end of what has been a truly magnificent NFL career, but one thing he's still missing is a championship. Other aging players have joined the Patriots to secure their first title in the past, so it certainly wouldn't be out of the question with Peterson. If he were to land in New England and take over LeGarrette Blount's role, he could provide solid value as an RB2.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/5/17 9:42am ET
Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is reportedly talking with other teams but not drumming up much interest among league executives at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis as the NFL heads toward the start of its new league year Thursday, March 9.
Huddle Up: Turning 32 later this month, Peterson is unlikely to get much money in free agency in part because the incoming draft class is loaded at his position. He may returning to Minnesota is his best option. If that occurs, he's going to be hard to trust as anything more than a RB2 with his recent injury history, age and the current state of the Vikings' offensive line.
Cordarrelle Patterson - WRPosted 3/5/17 7:53pm ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent WR Cordarrelle Patterson is expected to land a deal in excess of $4 million per year, according to multiple NFL sources.
Huddle Up: Patterson can be explosive with the ball in his hands, and if he lands with a team that will deploy him a variety of ways, he could be a WR3 in 2017.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 3/4/17 11:20am ET
Minnesota Vikings restricted free-agent WR Adam Thielen likely will receive the second-round tender offer this offseason, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Thielen likely will be back with the Vikings next season, but a team could show some interest in him if they are willing to give up a pick. He finished the 2016 season with 967 yards and five touchdowns and likely will have a big role in the passing game in 2017. Thielen can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/3/17 8:28am ET
Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) has interest in the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 32-year-old still has RB2 value in fantasy, and Oakland has a good offensive line. That was one of the things that plagued him last year before his knee injury.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/2/17 9:36am ET
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is not expected to be of interest to the New York Giants, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Giants could be set at running back with up-and-coming Paul Perkins and veteran Shane Vereen. Perkins has the most intrigue as the Giants' roster currently stands, especially after the release of Rashad Jennings. If Perkins can earn his role as New York's primary running back, he has RB3 to RB2 upside in 2017.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/1/17 10:37am ET
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was noncommittal about the possibility of the Vikings re-signing RB Adrian Peterson this offseason. Spielman said he is open to Peterson returning to the Vikings but is not sure what will happen during free agency.
Huddle Up: Peterson probably will receive interest from some teams but re-signing with the Vikings is still a possibility. Peterson may have to be part of a running back committee in 2017 but probably would receive most of the work in the committee. Peterson can be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 back for fantasy owners if he finds a solid role with a team.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/1/17 11:07am ET
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not expected to aggressively pursue free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) at this time, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Buccaneers still have Doug Martin on the roster and are interested in re-signing Jacquizz Rodgers, so it appears they are not looking at Peterson at this point. Peterson can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back depending on his team, while Rodgers could be a No. 2 or No. 3 back if he returns to the Bucs.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 3/1/17 12:06pm ET
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said the team will look at free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) when they evaluate available players. 'We'll go take a look at him, we'll evaluate him, we'll get a grade on anyone who's available and we'll make those decisions in terms of what's best for the Giants moving forward,' McAdoo said.
Huddle Up: Peterson probably would share work with Paul Perkins if he signs with the Giants but could receive a majority of carries in that situation. He should have a solid offensive role wherever he plays in 2017 and can be a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy running back depending on his role.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 2/28/17 9:12am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not have his 2017 option exercised, the team announced Tuesday, Feb. 28, and he'll become an unrestricted free agent March 9.
Huddle Up: Peterson really struggled before his knee injury, but the team didn't really put him in a position to succeed. They ran from the shotgun formation, which is not to Peterson's skill set, and the offensive line was in shambles. It'll be interesting to see where he lands and what he has left as he turns 32 next month. He's probably not a great pick as an RB1 at this stage, but we've learned time and time again not to discount the future Hall of Famer.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 2/28/17 10:28am ET
Dallas Cowboys general manager/owner Jerry Jones will pursue free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) if he still available by the March 9 start of free agency.
Huddle Up: The Minnesota Vikings declined Peterson's 2017 option earlier Tuesday, but it is still possible - albeit unlikely - he could re-sign with the team before the start of the new league year. Jones appears fascinated by the idea pairing AP with Ezekiel Elliott, but the Cowboys have bigger fish to fry than trying to upgrading the depth at running back. Despite the reported interest on both sides, Dallas should be considered a longshot to land Peterson.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 2/28/17 7:35pm ET
Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys will not be pursuing Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next week, according to a team source, because they are 'not a fit' for Peterson with RB Ezekiel Elliott on the roster.
Huddle Up: Well, that logic can't be argued, as Elliott looks like he has all the tools to be the best running back in football over the next few years, if not more, so Peterson's services wouldn't really be needed. In any event, the 31-year-old would be wise to land in another situation that would present him with a more active workload, as he can still be effective when healthy.
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