Adrian Peterson doesn't have plans to slow down any time soon.The Redskins running back, 34, came thundering back as a serious threat last season, when he rushed for 1,042 yards.When asked about his goals at the second day of the team's mandatory minicamp Wednesday, Peterson told NFL Network of one of his more ambitious goals for the 2019 season."If God's willing, I can duplicate that and do it even better," Peterson said. "I got my mark set at 2,000 (yards), I've always had it at that mark since I stepped into the league. So that's where it's at. But most importantly, I just want to contribute to the team and help this team win a championship." Related News Redskins' Trent Williams holding out of minicamp, wants trade, reports say Redskins' Jay Gruden pitches Jon Gruden's Raiders for 'Hard Knocks' Despite the lofty expectations, Peterson said he will continue to hold himself to a high standard, which has been the key to his success."No adjustments at all," he said. "In … [Read more...] about Redskins’ Adrian Peterson, 34, wants 2,000-yard season
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The Redskins backfield is going to have a familiar face by John Breech @johnbreech Mar 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm ET • 2 min read Previously On CBS Sports HQ... Free 24-Hour Sports News Network Learn More The Redskins were so impressed with Adrian Peterson's 2018 season that they've decided to award him with a new contract. According to NFL.com, Peterson has agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth a total of $8 million. The new contract, which is worth an average of $4 million per year, means that Peterson will be getting nearly a 400 percent raise over the $1.015 million he made in 2018, a season where he took the NFL by surprise. After going through most of the 2018 offseason unsigned, the Redskins decided to take a risk on him in August after Derrius Guice tore his ACL. Peterson then rewarded the Redskins' gamble by rushing for 1,402 yards and seven touchdowns. With Guice out for the season, Peterson took over in … [Read more...] about Adrian Peterson reportedly gets hefty raise from Redskins after agreeing to two-year deal
Le'Veon Bell and Tevin Coleman are just two of several players who could be changing teams and be of interest to die-hard followers of Fantasy. by Dave Richard @daverichard Feb 21, 2019 at 12:26 pm ET • 9 min read Want to see the latest analysis when it goes live? Go to the CBS Sports app on your phone, open up "Settings" and sign up for Fantasy alerts to get the latest from our Fantasy football team as soon as it's available. Two things happen when NFL teams begin their offseason: they evaluate their rosters and they evaluate their salary caps. Purging overrated, overpriced and over-the-hill players from the team is an annual ritual, cruel as it may be. Only in situations involving financial issues will a team willingly say goodbye to a good player, and it's fairly rare when it does happen. I've rounded up the names of Fantasy-relevant free agents and have scanned through every team's salary cap situation to find the … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football: Ranking the top 20 free agents and cap casualties expected to be on the move
Here's what an extension might look like for Brady, who at 41 is entering the final season of his deal by Joel Corry @corryjoel Feb 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm ET • 11 min read There are very few sure things in sports. The Patriots winning the AFC East is one example of a sure thing. LeBron James making the NBA Finals when playing for an Eastern Conference team is another. Tom Brady giving the Patriots a hometown discount on his contract is also one.Brady turns 42 in August. Immediately following the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII victory, Brady quickly confirmed that he wasn't retiring. He has been steadfast in his insistence that he is going to play into his mid-40s.In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he envisions Brady as remaining New England's quarterback for quite awhile. When asked by reporters about Brady's contract, Kraft said he didn't have any reservations about extending the four-time Super Bowl MVP's deal … [Read more...] about Agent’s Take: What type of discount will Tom Brady give the Patriots on his contract this time?
Vinnie Iyer @vinnieiyer Updated at 10:39 a.m. ET Updated at 10:39 a.m. ET Patrick Mahomes in 2018 had the best second-year breakout in NFL history. Given how he took pass defenses to school in his first year as the Chiefs' starting quarterback, the rest of the league's players took notice. Mahomes has been voted Sporting News’ offensive player of the year for 2018 based on a vote of his peers. If watching his jaw-dropping, playmaking exploits were not enough, one look at his astronomical numbers — 50 TD passes, 5,097 yards passing, 9.6 adjusted yards per attempt and 113.8 passer rating — allowed him to win in a landslide. Mahomes joins previous SN OPOYs Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as only three members of the 50-TD club. At 23, Mahomes also becomes the youngest winner of the award — by two days — over Dan Marino in 1984. He is … [Read more...] about NFL players vote Patrick Mahomes Sporting News offensive player of the year for 2018