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NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Giants, Patriots, Raiders

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson opened up about the incident in which he beat his child with a switch and how this has changed him.

“I won’t ever use a switch again,” Peterson said, via Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “There’s different situations where a child needs to be disciplined as far as timeout, taking their toys away, making them take a nap. There’s so many different ways to discipline your kids.

“You can look down on me and say, ‘You have six kids. You should not be at this, you should not be at that.’ This is the cards I’ve been dealt based off my decisions. I make the best of it by spending time with my kids, any and every opportunity that I have.”

Peterson added that he would like to return to the Vikings next year, but he’s willing to move on if they decide to release him.

“I would love to go back and play in Minnesota to get a feel and just see if my family still feels comfortable there,” Peterson said. “But if there’s word out that hey, they might release me, then so be it. I would feel good knowing that I’ve given everything I had in me.”

Albert Breer reports that the Vikings only owe Peterson workout bonuses of $250,000. Breer adds that they can sit on his rights.



  • HC Bill Belichick mentioned that RB LeGarrette Blount‘s role with the team will be “totally up to him.

“That’ll be up to him, just like everybody else,” Belichick said, via WEEI.com. “When he gets an opportunity, how much he can take advantage of it, how much he can be productive, what he can do with those opportunities will determine how many more there are. It’s totally up to him. He knows that. We’ve talked about that. He knows that’s the way it is and I think he’s excited about it.”


  • Veteran DB Charles Woodson told Peter King that he wants to return for another season.
  • HC Tony Sparano told reporters that RB Latavius Murray has “earned more snaps” following his impressive Thursday night performance.

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