Peterson ‘in it to win it’: We’re pretty sure that Adrian Peterson can do anything on a football field, but he wants to actually prove it to us. The Minnesota Vikings running back says he’d like to see some snaps on special teams and have a chance to block a field goal, saying he’s “in it to win it.” Unsurprisingly, head coach Leslie Frazier hasn’t been willing to put his star rusher on the field for any extra duty. But you have to like Peterson’s moxie — especially if you’re deciding to roll with him in the Playoff Challenge.
Jackson wants to stay in Buffalo: Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson says he’d like to finish his career with the team, regardless of what his role in the offense is. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to just hand over his starting role to C.J. Spiller, since he believes he can still play at a high level. Injuries have had something to do with Jackson’s inconsistent production in the past couple of years — as well as former coach Chan Gailey’s sometimes inexplicable backfield rotations. Until the Bills hire a new head coach, it’s impossible to say what Buffalo’s running back timeshare will look like. But after Spiller posted more than 1,700 scrimmage yards and eight total touchdowns, he has to be the front runner to be the starter next season.
Bradshaw uncertain of return: As the New York Giants clear out their lockers, running back Ahmad Bradshaw says he’s not sure if he’ll be back with Big Blue next season. The veteran has spent his entire career with the Giants, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he was somewhere else next season. Andre Brown was proving to be a quality rusher before a broken leg ended his season and by the end of the year, David Wilson was starting to work his way out of Tom Coughlin’s doghouse. Moreover, it would continue a pattern that has seen Derrick Ward and Brandon Jacobs all leave for new homes as new, younger running backs are added to the mix. Bradshaw’s fantasy value for 2013 will undoubtedly be impacted by wherever he lands.
— Marcas Grant
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