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Adrian Peterson ‘Securing My Future’ Statement Defies Reality

Adrian Peterson needs a lesson in basic economics. The Minnesota Vikings star running back is already scheduled to be the highest-paid running back in the NFL in 2015 ($44.25 million over three years), based on his current contract. Yet, based on his own statement on Wednesday, we now know his refusal to show up to team OTAs has everything to do with money. “The reason I’m not...
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Adrian Peterson denies reports that he wants to be traded

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson usually lets his agent publicly discuss his current situation with the team. However, that changed Wednesday night when Peterson released a statement to ESPN’s Josina Anderson: “The reason I’m not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It’s about securing my future with the Vikings. It’s business, not...
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5 reasons why the Minnesota Vikings should just trade Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson found his name in plenty of trade rumors, but sources are saying that head coach Mike Zimmer is refusing to part with him: #Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: “Adrian has 2 choices: He can either play for us or he cannot play. He’s not going to play for anybody else.” — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 27, 2015 ESPN’s John Clayton also...
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Mike Zimmer: Adrian Peterson can play for Vikings or not at all

Adrian Peterson isn’t going anywhere this season. He’s either going to play for the Minnesota Vikings or nowhere at all, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Mike Zimmer with as strong a statement as he's made on Peterson: "He's got two choices. He can play for us or not play." — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) May 27, 2015 This strong statement comes on the heels of Peterson’s...
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Adrian Peterson expected to attend 'Adrian Peterson Day'

While Adrian Peterson is putting on a very public display by refusing to attend OTAs this week with the Minnesota Vikings, a family source indicated the disgruntled running back plans to attend the annual “Adrian Peterson Day” on June 13 in his hometown of Palestine, Texas. “Adrian will be there; that’s the plan,” Kenneth Abrams,...Read More The post Adrian Peterson expected...
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Adrian Peterson reportedly has considered retirement

While it would be a shocking development to say the least, those reportedly in the know say that Adrian Peterson on many occasions has considered retirement from the NFL as opposed to returning to play for the Minnesota Vikings. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that “some who have talked to Peterson with...Read More The post Report: Adrian Peterson considering retirement...
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Adrian Peterson to hold out like Darrelle Revis?

Adrian Peterson apparently means business when it comes to his status with the Minnesota Vikings. On Sunday it was reported that Peterson would not be attending the team’s OTAs this week and would likely forfeit a $250,000 workout bonus as a result. Another report said Peterson is skipping the OTAs because he wants a trade....Read More
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Is Adrian Peterson leveraging himself out of the league?

Reports surfaced on Sunday evening that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wouldn’t be on hand for the team’s OTAs this week. That’s a sign of the 30-year-old running back playing hardball with the team. This all stems from Peterson feeling disrespected by the way the Vikings didn’t support him during his entire child abuse case. In addition to this, Peterson...
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Report: Adrian Peterson won't attend OTAs, still wants trade

  MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson.   The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The person requested anonymity because he was...
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Adrian Peterson skipping Vikings’ OTAs because he wants trade

Adrian Peterson is skipping OTAs for the Minnesota Vikings, and that largely because he still wants to be traded, according to a report. The St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson reported Sunday that Peterson will skip the team’s three organized team activities workouts this week. Skipping the OTAs this week will result in Peterson forfeiting...Read More
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