NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Broncos, Ravens, & Steelers

Adrian Peterson

Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is enrolled in four months of psychological counseling and parenting supervision.

Peterson will be allowed supervised visits with his son while he’s banned from using corporal punishment. Peterson has submitted to parenting evaluations by social workers and a psychologist.

The conditions in that petition are being met,” said Chuck Laszewski, spokesman for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

“He is doing what he’s supposed to do, and we’re hopeful once that has been completed he will be able to go back to playing,” Peterson’s attorney Emily Cooper said.


Mike Klis reports that Peyton Manning still plans to “speak personally” with Broncos GM John Elway and team president Joe Ellis before making a final decision about returning next year.

Klis adds that a meeting could take place before next week’s Scouting Combine.

  • Broncos announced the hiring of Fred Pagac as outside linebackers coach and Tony Coaxum as assistant special teams coach.


  • Aaron Wilson reports that Ravens security director Darren Sanders is now facing a second-degree assault charge in circuit court.


  • Steelers GM Kevin Colbert mentioned that it’s not their preference to use the franchise tag.

“We never like to use the tag,” Colbert said, per Mark Kaboly. “It is not our preference.”

  • On the topic of a new extension for QB Ben Roethlisberger, Colbert didn’t offer a definitive timetable for an agreement.

It could happen quick. It could take a while,” Colbert said, per Kaboly. “…Ben is going to be a better quarterback down the road than he has to this point.”

  • According to Colbert, every position on the table for their first-round pick, per Kaboly.
  • In regards to potential targeting free agent cornerbacks, Colbert said: “Sure, that’s a position that you are looking for help. Is there one who is available and signable? I don’t know yet.”

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