• Report: Vikings want to get rid of Peterson 'sooner rather than later'

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 12, 2014
    Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman said he kept hearing during the NFL Draft that the Vikings will want to get rid of Peterson “sooner rather than later.” It seems highly unlikely that the Vikings would get rid of Peterson at this point in the offseason especially with the uncertainly at quarterback. When the Vikings signed Peterson to his $100 million contract extension in 2011, they structured it for precisely the scenario we're discussing here. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner's schemes have always involved getting running backs involved as receivers, the Vikings were in need of more balance in their offense and in the modern NFL, it's not terribly prudent to lean so heavily on a running back, especially one who will be 30 in just over 10 months. The only other running back that was scheduled to make over $10 million this year was Chris Johnson, who was cut by the Titans in the offseason and signed with the Jets.
    • Peterson's contract means exit is feasible

      MINNEAPOLIS -- When the Minnesota Vikings talked earlier this spring about getting Adrian Peterson more involved in the passing game and reducing the toll on his body by converting some of his carries to receptions, it was fair -- if a bit cynical -- to…
      Source: ESPN.com

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