Skip to main content

Everson Griffen: The entire team wants Adrian Peterson back

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The reigning NFC Defensive Player of the Month wants Adrian Peterson back in the locker room.

That's what Vikings defensive end Everson Griffin on Friday told Mike Florio on "Pro Football Talk Live"

"If he comes back we going to welcome him with open arms," Griffin said. "It's hard when you lose your No. 1 running back - the offense gotta create a whole new identity. When Adrian is done with his case we'll welcome him back with open arms, but it's not up to us to make that decision."

"If he doesn't we just gotta go out there and do our job. We're hoping we get him back, but it's not up to us. We just gotta go out there and do our job against Chicago."

Griffin added:

"Who wouldn't want the best running back in the NFL back to help us go on this winning streak?"

Griffen's comments are similar to comments made by many of his teammates earlier this week, including tight end Kyle Rudolph and fullback Jerome Felton.

“He’s one of our leaders,” Fulton said. “He was up here in the offseason. People follow his lead because of how hard he works. So it’d be pretty nice to add that back into the team.”

Next Up


State announces $2.5M in grants for child care providers

Child care providers in roughly a dozen communities will receive funds to help grow the supply of affordable, quality child care.


Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct

One officer was terminated for alleged racist comments and violations of state law.

blowing snow

Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?

Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.

Deer hunting blaze orange

To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of MN

The special hunts will be held between Dec. 16 and 18.


COVID levels rising in wastewater; BQ.1 now dominant

BQ.1 is the new dominant subvariant in Twin Cities wastewater.

Screen Shot 2022-12-02 at 11.43.05 AM

Keith Ellison, other AGs settle with CarMax over recall disclosures

As part of the settlement, CarMax now must disclosure open recalls online and on the lot.

police lights squad car

Man kidnaps 2-year-old daughter in St. Paul, crashes after pursuit in Minneapolis

The incident involved both police departments in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

police lights

Boys aged 15, 16 arrested after shooting of teen in Woodbury

The victim suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.


Police: Woman found dead with 'traumatic injuries' inside Moorhead home

Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

Screen Shot 2022-12-02 at 7.59.36 AM

St. Paul's East Side Bar closes after two-and-a-half years in business

The bar opened just as the COVID-19 pandemic closed bars and restaurants.

Police tape

Police: Man and woman found dead inside Rochester home

An investigation is ongoing as of Friday morning.