NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Dolphins, & Steelers


Adrian Peterson

Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report spoke to one general manager who said that a trade market for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is “almost nonexistent.”

The GM clarified that remark by adding that this is how the trade market is right now, and there’s a chance that things could pick up at some point.


Second-year OL Billy Turner took first-team reps at right guard, while third-year OL Dallas Thomas had first-team duties at left guard during Tuesday’s OTAs.

They’re obviously both very talented; they deserve first crack at that spot,” said OL coach John Benton, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “But it’s very clear to both of them that nothing is set. They’re all in competition.”

  • Fourth-round rookie OL Jamil Douglas earned first-team reps at right guard in relief of Thomas. OC Bill Lazor said his first impression of Douglas was “excellent.”
  • CB Jamar Taylor took first-team snaps on Tuesday and appears to be the “clear front-runner” to start as the No. 2 cornerback.
  • Undrafted rookie OLB Chris McCain took first-team reps at outside linebacker on Tuesday.
  • FS Louis Delmas and CB Will Davis returned from major knee injuries to participate in “much” of Tuesday’s practice.


Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger mentioned that they’re likely to go for two after scoring a touchdown more now that the NFL has pushed back the extra point.

“Coach told me we were going to do it, and I was a little prepared for it,” Roethlisberger said, via Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It was a little surprising knowing that we haven’t put in red zone yet and they haven’t put in red-zone defense yet. That’s going to be a big part of the game now: teams consciously going for two or at least debating it.”

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