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Cardinals, Falcons, Cowboys, Jags, Chargers, Bucs In Mix For Peterson

Apr 21, 2015 1:04 PM

The Minnesota Vikings want a resolution to the Adrian Peterson situation during draft week.

"If he's not traded next week, they're going to keep him," the source said.

The Vikings could entice a team to trade for Peterson once Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are drafted.

According to a source, the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the six teams that could deal for Peterson.

Peterson was reinstated last week from an NFL suspension for a child-abuse incident. 

Chris Tomasson/Pioneer Press

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Raiders Interested In Adrian Peterson

Apr 17, 2015 10:27 PM

The Oakland Raiders have interest in acquiring Adrian Peterson.

The Raiders have discussed the possibility internally and were also interested in DeMarco Murray.

The Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys are also interested in Peterson, though the Minnesota Vikings won't be motivated sellers.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Adrian Peterson Reinstated By NFL

Apr 16, 2015 2:16 PM

Adrian Peterson will be reinstated by the NFL effective on Friday.

In a letter from Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to the authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as the additional commitments Peterson made during his April 7 meeting with the commissioner regarding maintaining an ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors.

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Adrian Peterson Unlikely To Receive Additional Suspension

Apr 8, 2015 12:02 AM

Adrian Peterson is "highly unlikely" to face further suspension by the NFL when he comes off the Commissioner's Exempt List.

Peterson reportedly wanted to "weigh in on why he believes he should not be suspended, why he should not face additional penalty when he comes off this list."

Peterson agreed to a plea deal in November.

"Peterson wants to have a completely clean slate by the draft," Rapoport said. "His point: The Minnesota Vikings have held strong in saying they do not plan on trading Adrian Peterson. They believe he will play for them in 2015. In fact, they want him to play for either them or no one else.

"However, if they are to be tempted with a trade," Rapoport said, "it is going to come at the time of the draft and Peterson wants to make sure there are no obstacles to him getting on the field in 2015, just in case another team decides to come calling -- maybe like the Cardinals, maybe like the Cowboys."

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor, Suspension, Trade Rumor

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John Sullivan Signs Extension With Vikings

Apr 7, 2015 11:59 PM

John Sullivan has signed a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings through the 2017 season.

Sullivan is the Vikings' center.

"I want to start by saying thank you to the Minnesota Vikings for putting their faith in me as a person and football player," Sullivan said. "The Vikings have been with me through professional highs and lows, and have stood by my side and supported me through personal hardships. My ability to express the true depth of my gratitude comes from my actions on and off the field."

Sean d'Oliveira/CBS Sports

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Adrian Peterson 'Anxious To Start A New Chapter'

Apr 7, 2015 1:07 PM

Adrian Peterson is seeking his reinstatement from the NFL and talked to ESPN's Josina Anderson about his next steps.

“I am anxious to start a new chapter and get on with the rest of my life,” Peterson said.

Statements from Peterson’s agent, as well as multiple media reports, have indicated that he wants to go elsewhere because he thinks the Minnesota Vikings weren’t supportive enough.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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Adrian Peterson To Meet With NFL This Week On Reinstatement

Apr 6, 2015 12:20 PM

Adrian Peterson will meet with the NFL this week to discuss reinstatement, per a source informed of the situation.

The meeting is ahead of schedule for Peterson, who was supposed to be eligible for reinstatement on April 15.


Peterson agreed to a plea deal in November of no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault and is still on the Commissioner's Exempt List.

Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings remains unclear as he appears to prefer a trade.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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Zimmer: Vikings Have No Plans To Trade Adrian Peterson

Mar 25, 2015 1:55 PM

Mike Zimmer has reiterated the Minnesota Vikings' position that they aren't planning on trading Adrian Peterson.

Zimmer also clarified a comment he made to Pro Football Talk earlier in the offseason, saying, “I never once said I would accommodate him” by trading Peterson if that’s what he really wanted.

“I’m not going to speculate on what he wants or doesn’t want,” Zimmer said. “Adrian’s under contract for three more years with us and that’s why you sign these contracts. That’s why you get these big bonuses, you know?”

Peterson has three seasons remaining on the six-year, $96 million contract he signed in 2011.

“We have no plans to trade Adrian,” said Zimmer.

Matt Vensel/Star Tribune

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Agent: Adrian Peterson Wants To Leave Vikings

Mar 23, 2015 7:49 PM

Adrian Peterson's agent admitted publicly that he'd like to leave the Minnesota Vikings.

Ben Dogra hadn't spoken publicly on the standoff between his client and the Vikings in nearly three months.

When asked if he thought Peterson would return to Minnesota he said in full: "I don't think it's in Adrian's best interest to play in Minnesota. Why would it be?"

The Vikings have said they will not release Peterson, meaning a team would have to trade for him.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

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Adrian Peterson Prefers To Leave Vikings

Mar 20, 2015 9:46 PM

Adrian Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, confirmed Friday that he declined an invitation to meet with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman at the owners meetings after Spielman informed him Wednesday that the Vikings would not release Peterson. The news, which was first reported on Friday by Yahoo! Sports, is another sign that the Vikings and Peterson remain at odds.

A league source said Peterson's preference is to play for another team in 2015.

Peterson is under contract through 2017, and is scheduled to make $12.75 million this season. The Vikings appear willing to pay Peterson his salary for 2015, and a restructured contract would likely put some guaranteed money in Peterson's bank account in place of a deal that currently has none remaining.


Ben Goessling/ESPN

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Vikings Inform Adrian Peterson He Won't Be Cut
Adrian Peterson reportedly has reservations about returning to the Vikings and has interest in a trade.

Tom Pelissero/USA Today

Cardinals Would Need Adrian Peterson To Restructure Deal If Traded
The Cardinals said that Adrian Peterson's three years and $45 million remaining is an "absolute non-starter."

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Raiders Sign Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder will be the Raiders' backup at quarterback behind Derek Carr.

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Adrian Peterson Reportedly Still Wants Trade From Vikings
There is a belief that if DeMarco Murray signs elsewhere, the Cowboys will be willing to send a good pick to the Vikings for Adrian Peterson.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Adrian Peterson Still Has Concerns With Vikings Following Meeting
Adrian Peterson believes Vikings' COO Kevin Warren worked with the NFL to keep him off the field for the 2014 season following his child abuse charges.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List
Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Bills Acquire Matt Cassel In Trade With Vikings
Matt Cassel has been a starter for the Patriots, Chiefs and Vikings.

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Adrian Peterson On Exempt List Pending Appeal
The suspension of Adrian Peterson has been overturned.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Adrian Peterson Reinstated Following Judge's Ruling
Judge David Doty has ruled in favor of Adrian Peterson, granting the NFLPA's motion to vacate the ruling by Harold Henderson.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Has No Intention Of Playing For Vikings Again
Adrian Peterson's agent had to be separated from a member of the Vikings' front office during a heated verbal altercation during the combine.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Adrian Peterson 'Uneasy' About Rejoining Vikings
Adrian Peterson questioned the support he received from the Vikings last season.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Vikings Expect To Keep Adrian Peterson For 2015
Rick Spielman believes Adrian Peterson is doing everything necessary to be reinstated on April 15.

Christopher Gates/Daily Norseman

Vikings Want To Keep Adrian Peterson
The two sides could quickly find themselves at odds if the Vikings ask Adrian Peterson to re-work his deal.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.


Jennings: Everyone Within Vikings Wants Adrian Peterson Back
Adrian Peterson played in just one game in 2014.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Teams Working On Background Info For Adrian Peterson
There have been at least six teams working on finding background information on Adrian Peterson.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Mike Zimmer Wants Adrian Peterson Back In 2015
Adrian Peterson scheduled to earn a non-guaranteed salary in 2015 worth $15.4 million against the cap.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

NFLPA Files Suit Against NFL In Adrian Peterson Case
Adrian Peterson was told by Troy Vincent he would be reinstated after a two-game suspension and get credit for his time on the commissioner's exempt list.


Adrian Peterson Considering Retirement
Adrian Peterson has been so disappointed by the NFL's disciplinary process that he's considering retirement.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Adrian Peterson's Appeal Denied
Adrian Peterson will be eligible for reinstatement on April 15.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk