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Adrian Peterson pleased with Vikings meeting, still has concerns
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was appreciative of the Vikings front office's visit on Wednesday, he said in a statement to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
However, Peterson also alluded to some issues that needed to be hashed out between both parties.
"I appreciate [general manager] Rick [Spielman] and Coach [Mike] Zimmer coming down to see me today," Peterson said. "We had a great dialogue and they were able to understand where I was coming from and concerns my family and I still have. We respect each other and hopefully the situation can pan out so that everyone involved is content."
Peterson was moved back to the Commissioner's Exempt list after U.S. District Judge David Doty ruled an NFL arbitrator should not have upheld a suspension that would last until April 15. The NFL has appealed this ruling.
With Peterson on the Commissioner's Exempt list, the Vikings are able to have communication with him.
The Vikings have publicly expressed a desire to have Peterson back in 2015. Peterson has had reservations about wanting to return to Minnesota.
Peterson only played in one game during the 2014 season. Following a child abuse allegation, Peterson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault on his son.
Vikings officials meeting with Adrian Peterson on Wednesday
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Vikings officials flew to Houston to meet with running back Adrian Peterson on Wednesday, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Coach Mike Zimmer was among the contingent.
Peterson's suspension, which was supposed to run until at least April 15, was deemed flawed by Judge David Doty and sent back to the league. The NFL put Peterson on the exempt list and appealed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“We are able to have communication now with Adrian,” general manager Rick Spielman said Monday. “We’ll keep all those communications internal. I don’t want to give you guys a blow-by-blow [account] every day. I think it’s been very clearly stated that we want to have Adrian Peterson back. There’s no question about the talent. He’s a unique talent and he’s under contract with us next year.”
Peterson said recently he was feeling "uneasy" about returning to the Vikings.
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Vikings have had 'open dialogue' with Adrian Peterson
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Monday that the team has had "open dialogue" with running back Adrian Peterson since the NFL tabled his suspension and returned him to the special exempt list Thursday, the New York Times reports.
The Vikings were not allowed to have direct contract with Peterson while he was suspended, but U.S. District Judge David Doty overruled the arbitrator who denied his appeal, allowing the lines of communication to re-open between the player and team. Peterson spent much of the 2014 season on the exempt list while the child abuse case in which he was involved took its course in court.
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson releases statement on court decision
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/27/15) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement Friday regarding Judge David Doty's decision to overturn arbitration decision to uphold his suspension, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
"I was pleased to learn about Judge Doty's decision. It is a positive step in protecting players' rights and preserving due process for all players. It also brings me one step closer to getting back on the football field and playing the sport I love. As I prepare for my return to football, I am still focused on my family and continue to work to become a better father every day. I want to express my gratitude for all of the support I have received from the fans, NFLPA, Jeffrey Kessler, and my agents Ben Dogra, Tracy Lartigue, and Mark Heligman from Relativity Sports."
Adrian Peterson's dad: I've heard 'rumors' of Colts, Cards, Cowboys
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/27/15) If Adrian Peterson were to be traded by the Vikings this offseason, his father, Nelson Peterson, may have an idea of his potential landing spots.
"I've heard rumors, Arizona," Nelson said in a phone interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I've also heard the rumors of Indianapolis and the Colts, going there with a quarterback the caliber of (Andrew) Luck. I've also heard the Cowboys, coming back home with the Cowboys, behind that offensive line that they have.
"If a blockbuster deal opens and a team wants to gave them something they can't turn down, they're going to have to take a look at it," his father said.
Peterson ad been suspended by the NFL until April 15 and upheld by an arbitrator. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge David Doty overturned the arbitrator's decision, sending the case back down to go through the CBA. The NFL has removed the suspension, for now, while moving Peterson back to the Commissioner's Exempt list.
According to the report, the Vikings at this point aren't inclined to trade Peterson, though that may depend on his playing status for next season. The 30-year-old is set to make $12.75 million in 2015. Following Thursday's ruling, the team released the following statement:
"Adrian Peterson is an important member of the Minnesota Vikings, and our focus remains on welcoming him back when he is able to rejoin our organization."
|Adrian Peterson remains a quality Fantasy rusher worthy of a Top 5 pick, but there is some concern about whether or not he'll start wearing down this season. It would be unfortunate considering the hire of Norv Turner to run the Minnesota offense -- he usually helps running backs produce outstanding numbers. Combining him with Peterson should mean monster stats. But it's worth noting that Peterson had 2,126 career carries (including the postseason), a high number that typically signals when a running back is going to start declining. Then again, Peterson isn't your typical running back: he averaged 102.6 total yards per game last year and has posted at least 10 touchdowns in each of his first seven seasons. Time will eventually catch up with Peterson but it probably (hopefully) won't happen in 2014. If it's a concern, seek out rookie running back Jerick McKinnon as a mid- to late-round handcuff for AP.
(Updated 4/28/14) |