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Vikings put Adrian Peterson on injured reserve

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the footbal prior to the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Vikings knew Adrian Peterson was going to miss most, if not all of the season after knee surgery.

They submitted the paperwork to make it official today, putting the former MVP running back on injured reserve.

The Vikings could always activate him later, but that couldn’t happen before Week 11 now, and would preclude them from activating any of their other injured players.

It’s also unclear if he’d be able to come back late in the season or for the playoffs, after surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

That’s also calling into question his future with the team, which has made aggressive moves to stay competitive after losing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a knee injury, among many others.

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21 Responses to “Vikings put Adrian Peterson on injured reserve”
  1. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 23, 2016 3:02 PM

    Here’s hoping he’s able to come back this season but the Vikings are doing so well without him that they leave him on IR.

  2. purpleguy says: Sep 23, 2016 3:12 PM

    It’s not realistic to expect him to come back in 3 months from that injury. It will be interesting to see how the offense does now that the defenses won’t be so massively geared to stopping the run.

  3. stellarperformance says: Sep 23, 2016 3:14 PM

    This team got so much better when Bridgewater was replaced. They will improve even further with this offensive black hole out of the way.

    I don’t yet see the problem.

  4. Kelly's Chronicles says: Sep 23, 2016 3:14 PM

    Yeah he is done is Minnesota. 18 million cap hit next year, 31 and suddenly injury prone. The real question will be where he lands.

  5. dasheisenberg says: Sep 23, 2016 3:15 PM

    2 games into the season, doing so well!๐Ÿ™‚

  6. obsessedvikingfan says: Sep 23, 2016 3:16 PM

    Wouldn’t it be something if MN finally wins one and it is without AP?

    I could live with that.

  7. dcviking says: Sep 23, 2016 3:26 PM

    Thinking AP has played has last game in Minny. Will be interesting to see how the offense evolves without him. This day was coming — will need to diversify the offense which could make them a better team regardless.

  8. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Sep 23, 2016 3:32 PM

    The real question is “who is next” to get hurt for Minny? That offensive line is atrocious – my money is on the glass-jaw and immobile Bradford.


  9. lambeauleaper says: Sep 23, 2016 3:47 PM

    AP was a heck of a player. Was. I don’t think MN keeps him around, even after he comes off the IR, and I don’t think any other team picks him up, unless they are contenders and need a replacement for a key injured RB.

  10. sameer1138 says: Sep 23, 2016 3:48 PM

    So will Peterson retire, or not? That is the question.

  11. myasylum11 says: Sep 23, 2016 4:00 PM

    He wasn’t exactly running real well before the injury.

    He may be done.

  12. djvh2 says: Sep 23, 2016 4:16 PM

    Packer fan, but I really have to question why so many people think he is done. Sure he’s getting older – still only 31, and he’s come back from worse and led the league in rushing. Also, why can’t MN cut him and then bring him back at a much lower incentive offer? I hope he moves on because he might still have it. The MN OL is terrible and teams were stacked to stop him. Vs Green Bay, Bradford was under a lot of pressure after AP went out, and hung in there very admirably. It’ll be interesting to see how long he can last now that teams won’t focus on the RB.

    It’ll also be interesting to see if MN can keep winning. If they are so-so, this is the worst division in the NFL, and the Packers might still win it even with McCarthy.

  13. flvikesfan says: Sep 23, 2016 4:26 PM

    18 million could buy a couple excellent free agent O linemen next year.

  14. 49tinakane says: Sep 23, 2016 4:27 PM

    I for one don’t think hes done, if you look at the stats, the offensive line was the worst run blocking unit it the league and often being hit in the backfield only to fall forward and get back to the line of scrimmage. I think he will need to restructure his deal but he keeps himself in top shape I believe he has another 2 or 3 years left if he wanted to play that long, either way wish him the best in recovery

  15. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 23, 2016 4:30 PM

    I think the most likely scenario is that Adrian and the Vikings part ways amicably and Adrian joins the Patriots next year. You know it’s going to happen.

  16. beer4guy says: Sep 23, 2016 5:20 PM

    No way AP is done. He’ll playing somewhere next year. I’m sure Spielman will do everything he can to get him to take a pay cut and stay. How convincing he’ll need to be will depend on how our offense does this year without him.

  17. pkrlvr says: Sep 23, 2016 5:39 PM

    Vikings are doing so well without him that they leave him on IR
    Yup, there doing real well in the zero games they’ve played without him this year.

  18. bigotshamer says: Sep 23, 2016 10:52 PM

    Unfortunately, this means his children are going to enjoy some very spirited “parenting” while Pappy can’t work.

  19. stellarperformance says: Sep 24, 2016 9:17 AM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Sep 23, 2016 4:30 PM
    I think the most likely scenario is that Adrian and the Vikings part ways amicably and Adrian joins the Patriots next year. You know itโ€™s going to happen.

    I hope not. He’s another Viking, like Randy Moss, I hope never wins a SuperBowl. At least it won’t be a concern if he stays in Minnesota.

  20. filthymcnasty3 says: Sep 24, 2016 10:30 AM

    Karma for the child beater?

  21. packmanfan says: Sep 24, 2016 4:03 PM

    Now he can stay at home and beat his kids All Day.

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