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Adrian Peterson Won't Attend OTAs With Vikings

May 25, 2015 12:26 AM

Adrian Peterson will not attend optional team practices this week with the Minnesota Viings.

Peterson did attend the optional workouts last summer while Zimmer was orienting himself in his first months on the job, but has skipped them in the past. 


This time, however, it could cost him a $250,000 workout bonus and comes in the context of his expressed unhappiness with the organization.

Peterson has made it clear through his representatives this offseason that he would like to play elsewhere next season because he does not believe the Vikings showed enough support of him while he was dealing with child abuse charges last season. 


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NFLPA Files Motion To Hold NFL, Goodell In Contempt Of Court

May 19, 2015 4:52 PM

Eric Winston, president of the NFLPA, released the following statement as they file a motion to hold the NFL and Roger Goodell in contempt of court regarding the Adrian Peterson matter.

"The players filed a motion in Federal Court in the Adrian Peterson matter because the Commissioner and NFL have deliberately ignored both the Court's decision from eleven weeks ago and our repeated requests to comply with that order.

"On February 26th, the NFL was ordered to change their decision in the Peterson matter and reissue a ruling consistent with our collective bargaining agreement. The Union made multiple requests to the League office asking the arbitrator, who serves at the direction of the Commissioner, to comply with the law and avoid further litigation. Despite our attempts, they have done nothing and leave us no choice but to seek this motion.

"The delay tactics, inconsistencies and arbitrary decision making of the League has continued to hurt the rights of players, the credibility of the League office and the integrity of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. In the absence of any action by the NFL's governing board of owners, the players have acted to hold the NFL accountable to our players, the CBA and to the law."

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Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Suspension

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Dez Bryant: NFL Knows What Would Happen If Peterson Joined Cowboys

May 11, 2015 12:13 PM

Dez Bryant believes the Dallas Cowboys would become unstoppable if they added Adrian Peterson.

"If that could happen I would love it," Bryant told TMZ.com Sunday night after leaving The Palm in Beverley Hills. "We are both from East Texas. We believe in the same thing. Just as much as he love the game, I love the game the same way. It would be very special."

Peterson has attempted to leave the Minnesota Vikings this offseason.

"The Vikings not lettin' that happen, 'cause if they did, the league would know what would happen," Bryant said. "That man is a monster."

Dallas Morning News

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor

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Vikings Insist Adrian Peterson Won't Be Traded

Apr 29, 2015 12:12 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have seemingly ended all Adrian Peterson trade rumors before the NFL Draft has even begun.

"We can just end the Adrian Peterson stuff," said Rick Spielman. "Our position has not changed...we have no interest in trading Adrian Peterson."

Peterson has sought a trade this offseason following his reinstatement by the NFL.

The Vikings have reportedly had absurd trade demands for a 30-year-old running back, signalling they've wanted to keep him all along.


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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Adrian Peterson: Playing For Cowboys 'Would Be Nice'

Apr 29, 2015 12:05 PM

Adrian Peterson acknowledged he would be interested in playing for the Dallas Cowboys, but he also said the situation is out of his hands.

"It would be nice," to come to Dallas. "I've got family here, my dad's here. But I'm under contract, so we'll see."


The Cowboys appear unwilling to meet the Minnesota Vikings' high asking price and pay Peterson's contract.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals, Buccaneers, Jaguars In Running For Peterson; Cowboys Out

Apr 23, 2015 12:43 PM

The number of teams who realistically might trade for Adrian Peterson are less than what has been previously reported.

The Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers represent the three teams who could deal for Peterson.

Despite speculation to the contrary, the Dallas Cowboys are not in play for Peterson.

"Whoever says otherwise is 1,000 percent wrong," said Charles Robinson. "The Cowboys have not spoken to the Minnesota Vikings about Adrian Peterson. It has not happened. They haven't offered a draft pick, they have not picked up the telephone to talk to the Minnesota Vikings about Adrian Peterson. It simply has not happened."

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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. 

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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
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Adrian Peterson 'Anxious To Start A New Chapter'
Adrian Peterson is seeking his reinstatement from the NFL

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Adrian Peterson To Meet With NFL This Week On Reinstatement
Adrian Peterson is still on the Commissioner's Exempt List.

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Zimmer: Vikings Have No Plans To Trade Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson has three seasons remaining on the six-year, $96 million contract he signed in 2011.

Matt Vensel/Star Tribune

Agent: Adrian Peterson Wants To Leave Vikings
The Vikings have said they will not release Adrian Peterson, meaning a team would have to trade for him.

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Adrian Peterson Prefers To Leave Vikings
Adrian Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, confirmed Friday that he declined an invitation to meet with Rick Spielman at the owners meetings.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Vikings Want To Keep Adrian Peterson
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