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So long, AP: Vikings will not exercise 2017 option on Adrian Petersen’s contract


This news story was published on February 28, 2017.
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Adrian Peterson

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – The Minnesota Vikings announced today the team will not exercise the 2017 option on RB Adrian Peterson’s contract. Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday, March 9.

“Adrian is an important part of the Minnesota Vikings organization,” said Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. “We will continue to have conversations with his representatives and leave our future options open while determining what is best for both parties moving forward.”

Peterson, 32, has played 10 years in the league. The former MVP would have been owed $17.75 million in 2017, CBS Sports reports.

If Petersen agrees to restructure his contract, there is a possibility he could re-sign with the Vikings.

Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata are veteran running backs on the roster.  The Vikings may elect to draft a running back this year.

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10 Responses to So long, AP: Vikings will not exercise 2017 option on Adrian Petersen’s contract

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Herchel Walker was a dud also and they traded 5 good players for that phony.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2017 at 3:05 am

    And bud grant is a pud

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2017 at 3:04 am

    This team is a absolute joke… UNTIL THE FRONT OFFICE IS FIRED NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Glad to see this overpriced bum go!!! My only concern is whoever the drag queens pick up hopefully is as brittle as a light bulb and can cough up the ball at crunch time just like this clown so predictably did… GO PATS!!!!

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    Go Vikes Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    AP is just costing too much at this point and he has not been productive at all, as of late and he has a real tendency to lose the ball. The season he lost because of the abuse of his son cost him and cost the team. He has not been the same since, and latest injury did not help.Time for the Vikes to move of and use the money to get a young, hungry RB with a future and build their offensive line. Go Vikes!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Good riddance to bad rubbish !

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    Carly Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Build them a brand new stadium and they will let their best players leave.

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    Bears Fan Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    He had tremendous athletic ability and was destined for a great NFL career. Injuries and questions surrounding his personal conduct were his demise. What a shame and a waste, wish him well.

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    *((*(*(*(*(*(*(*(*(*(*(*(*( : not your average Joe. Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Great Green bay will pick him up and he will run ramp-id over the vikequeens.