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I wonder what Peterson thinks his market value is at this point.



That is the key question.

AP not having his $18 option picked up is no shock to anyone. Whether he remains a vikings depends on what he thinks he is worth vs. NFL GMs. Another factor is if he thinks he can make a run at a title on a different team.

Right now, of the 4 teams who played in the Conference Championships only the Packers lack a set starter at RB. The local news up here is chatting that up, but Ben Leber made a cast that given what GB does in the deep passing game and how much Rogers takes snaps from Shotgun, AP probably isn't the best fit for them. HOU on the other hand might be a different story, but then AP goes to a team similar to the Vikings, but with a worse QB situation.

We'll know soon enough.

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fiestavike wrote:
I wonder what Peterson thinks his market value is at this point.



That is the key question.

AP not having his $18 option picked up is no shock to anyone. Whether he remains a vikings depends on what he thinks he is worth vs. NFL GMs. Another factor is if he thinks he can make a run at a title on a different team.

Right now, of the 4 teams who played in the Conference Championships only the Packers lack a set starter at RB. The local news up here is chatting that up, but Ben Leber made a cast that given what GB does in the deep passing game and how much Rogers takes snaps from Shotgun, AP probably isn't the best fit for them. HOU on the other hand might be a different story, but then AP goes to a team similar to the Vikings, but with a worse QB situation.

We'll know soon enough.


Didn't Houston just spend a good deal of money on Lamar Miller? Its not easy to come up with a match for his services that makes a ton of sense.


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That could be.

Another likely landing spot is SEA. He would be a nice replacement for Lynch whom they miss, and with their defense they could make a SB run. I think SEA or MN are his two most likely landing spots unless he just goes for the biggest payday.

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Didn't Houston just spend a good deal of money on Lamar Miller? Its not easy to come up with a match for his services that makes a ton of sense.


I think several playoff teams from last season might make logical landing spots for him if the Vikings don't re-sign him: the Broncos, Giants, Raiders and Packers. The Seahawks might be interested too and Tampa Bay just missed the playoffs but they have the cap room and could be another potential spot for Peterson.

There are teams that could use him. It will just depend on how they decide to approach the position, what they're willing to pay and what he's willing to accept (both financially and in terms of his role with a team).


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fiestavike wrote:
Didn't Houston just spend a good deal of money on Lamar Miller? Its not easy to come up with a match for his services that makes a ton of sense.


I think several playoff teams from last season might make logical landing spots for him if the Vikings don't re-sign him: the Broncos, Giants, Raiders and Packers. The Seahawks might be interested too and Tampa Bay just missed the playoffs but they have the cap room and could be another potential spot for Peterson.

There are teams that could use him. It will just depend on how they decide to approach the position, what they're willing to pay and what he's willing to accept (both financially and in terms of his role with a team).


I agree, Jim.

Even Jerry Jones has indicated some interest in AD and the Cowboys are already strong at RB. Admittedly, given Peterson's age and more shotgun sets by NFL offenses, he may not be used as a #1 RB at this point. However, as a complement RB not carrying the entire offensive load, I believe he could still be formidable.

If AD takes less money, I think he'll get signed fairly quickly.


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Yay we got 40 million we will do nothing with, miss out of the best F/A on the spot we need just to settle for another B- type player like Boone. Because we rebuild through the draft! Another year of a non-existent running game yay! This Franchise better have a few surprises this year after a season like the last...


Way to stay positive :thumbsup: A lot of good insight here

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THis draft seems to have more potential good RBs then Ol men......We need both.
I have a lot more hope that we find a solid RB who can grind it out AND pass block then our odds of finding 3 good guys at OL......OL is by far the more critical need just to ensure the survival of our QB and to allow for the possibility of improvement.


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Mothman wrote:
fiestavike wrote:
Didn't Houston just spend a good deal of money on Lamar Miller? Its not easy to come up with a match for his services that makes a ton of sense.


I think several playoff teams from last season might make logical landing spots for him if the Vikings don't re-sign him: the Broncos, Giants, Raiders and Packers. The Seahawks might be interested too and Tampa Bay just missed the playoffs but they have the cap room and could be another potential spot for Peterson.

There are teams that could use him. It will just depend on how they decide to approach the position, what they're willing to pay and what he's willing to accept (both financially and in terms of his role with a team).


Tampa Bay and Oakland seem like the best bets if he wants to be a feature back. The guy is bad out of the shotgun, and between that and (I assume) not wanting to be a backup, it just doesn't leave a deep pool of options. Like losperros said, If he'll take less money or a smaller role I could see his market increasing.


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I say get the best bargain in the draft: Joe Mixon. Extraordinary talent both running and receiving...made for the shotgun offense.

Granted his ONLY black mark is the incident three years ago in Norman. Temper that with the fact he's a good student from a very good family. And what would you do if a woman started popping you in the face with her fists...flame away.


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I heard 'rumors' that AD could fall to the 10 million dollar mark. This was just a word of mouth and probably just someones idea of not letting AD go, but would AD be worth it to us for 10 mil? I think AD is thinking of maybe knocking off a million or 2, not 8. Sad thing is, I dont know if I'd even want him for 8.


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He is just not worth investing in. He cannot be on the field for passing plays, Therefore he forces you to telegraphing your plays, He is really beat up. Unlikely to play a whole season.


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I heard 'rumors' that AD could fall to the 10 million dollar mark. This was just a word of mouth and probably just someones idea of not letting AD go, but would AD be worth it to us for 10 mil? I think AD is thinking of maybe knocking off a million or 2, not 8. Sad thing is, I dont know if I'd even want him for 8.

I still contend he will get more money here than anywhere else.

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Really hope we re-sign Peterson but I don't want the team to get into a bidding war either.


Also, hell no to Latvaius Murray. He isn't worth the money he wants.

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Why would this team want an old one dimensional back at all? Should have traded him years ago when he had actual value. :wallbang:


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THis draft seems to have more potential good RBs then Ol men......We need both.
I have a lot more hope that we find a solid RB who can grind it out AND pass block then our odds of finding 3 good guys at OL......OL is by far the more critical need just to ensure the survival of our QB and to allow for the possibility of improvement.


Yeah the OL class isn't overly strong. However, a lot of that media stuff is based on the first round. There aren't a lot of first round OL. But I like the 2-4 round guys. Some good potential in those rounds. But yeah, the RB class is loaded. Another reason I want Perine. He's a grinder/workhorse that is a pretty solid pass blocker, partly in due to his stature and strength. Didnt catch a ton of balls but seems to have fairly reliable hands.

As for the OL in general, FA is fairly deep for OL. Especially at the guard position. A big sleeper that I like is OG Patrick Omemeh. He was at Tampa this year. Has had solid grades from PFF for a few years now and was never on very good lines in Tampa and Jacksonville. Could come fairly cheap too and would be a plug and play at RG.

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I heard 'rumors' that AD could fall to the 10 million dollar mark. This was just a word of mouth and probably just someones idea of not letting AD go, but would AD be worth it to us for 10 mil? I think AD is thinking of maybe knocking off a million or 2, not 8. Sad thing is, I dont know if I'd even want him for 8.

I still contend he will get more money here than anywhere else.

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Right I just hope we aren't dumb enough to give it to him. Time to move on. There is no better time to need a RB than right now. We're in a good position when it comes to that.

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I say get the best bargain in the draft: Joe Mixon. Extraordinary talent both running and receiving...made for the shotgun offense.

Granted his ONLY black mark is the incident three years ago in Norman. Temper that with the fact he's a good student from a very good family. And what would you do if a woman started popping you in the face with her fists...flame away.


I wouldn't be opposed to it at all. Just wondering what it would draw back to us media wise because of what happened with AP and his kid.

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Why would this team want an old one dimensional back at all? Should have traded him years ago when he had actual value. :wallbang:


The past few mocks I've had over the years had us trading him. It's a tough call. Who knows what we wouldve gotten for him.

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Why would this team want an old one dimensional back at all? Should have traded him years ago when he had actual value. :wallbang:


Extend that a bit farther - why would any team want to pay much for AD at this point? In his limited action last year he didn't look all that great. He seemed a bit tentative and didn't have much of a burst and, IIRC, in the two games he started the season he had some of the lowest yardage totals of his career. He's missed more time the last three seasons than he's played due to injuries.

It will be interesting to see if some team is willing to pay him in FA, but I wouldn't be surprised to see little interest in AD at this point. He's just not been all that productive recently and the data suggests he'll never be close to what he was at his peak.


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I am ready to move on from him in any way.

He was a great player but I think his Bs and
age make him a thing of the past.

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Dear Jerry Jones,

Please sign Adrian Peterson to play on your team.

Signed; Vikings fans who want good value from The running back position.

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Hopefully they can find a Micheal Westbrook / Darren Sproles / Ray Rice type player.

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Hopefully they can find a Micheal Westbrook / Darren Sproles / Ray Rice type player.


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S197 wrote:
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Hopefully they can find a Micheal Westbrook / Darren Sproles / Ray Rice type player.


Pumphrey from San Diego St.


The guy put up 5 reps on the bench. That's a little scary. I'd much rather grab a guy like Kareem Hunt. McKinnon isn't a between the tackles guy but explosive in the open field. I like our 3rd down RB situation with him. We just need a workhorse. Perine and Hunt both fit that mold. Not opposed to Kamara, Gallman or Foreman either.

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Pondering Her Percy wrote:
S197 wrote:
mansquatch wrote:
Hopefully they can find a Micheal Westbrook / Darren Sproles / Ray Rice type player.


Pumphrey from San Diego St.


The guy put up 5 reps on the bench. That's a little scary. I'd much rather grab a guy like Kareem Hunt. McKinnon isn't a between the tackles guy but explosive in the open field. I like our 3rd down RB situation with him. We just need a workhorse. Perine and Hunt both fit that mold. Not opposed to Kamara, Gallman or Foreman either.


His size and strength will tank his stock but his tape doesn't lie. He could be a slot/RB type very much like Sproles and will probably be around in the 5th. Perine is going to go earlier than most people think. Foreman would make a good workhorse and compliment to McKinnon. He may slip to the 4th or so.


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His size and strength will tank his stock but his tape doesn't lie. He could be a slot/RB type very much like Sproles and will probably be around in the 5th. Perine is going to go earlier than most people think. Foreman would make a good workhorse and compliment to McKinnon. He may slip to the 4th or so.


Right but Pumphrey isn't what we need. It's just another McKinnon type back. Ideally, we need a workhorse, McKinnon, and a potential workhorse/fill in as our top 3 backs IMO. So if the workhorse goes down, that #3 fills in and we aren't stuck with McKinnon trying to take on the load. McKinnon is strictly a 3rd down guy, elusive, catches well, etc. We need to find one very good back that can carry the load and one with potential. Pumphrey lit it up at SDSU but I can't see a 5'9 back being a workhorse. Could be wrong but I just don't see it. McCaffery was a beast but I see him as another Danny Woodhead. We need a guy that can sustain all the shots, has power and can grind all game. I mean McKinnon has ridiculous strength for a smaller guy. Pumphrey has none. And McKinnon proved he can't carry a load. Not sure why anyone thinks Pumphrey could when he doesnt have the upper body to sustain it. McKinnon does and still couldn't pull it off.

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I heard 'rumors' that AD could fall to the 10 million dollar mark. This was just a word of mouth and probably just someones idea of not letting AD go, but would AD be worth it to us for 10 mil? I think AD is thinking of maybe knocking off a million or 2, not 8. Sad thing is, I dont know if I'd even want him for 8.

Fall to $10 million?

If he gets half that, somebody will have overpaid.

Right now, only 8 backs in the NFL are due to make $5 million. With AP averaging 2.9 YPC over his last 9 games played, I just don't see anything but a desperate GM paying him Top-8 money.

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I heard 'rumors' that AD could fall to the 10 million dollar mark. This was just a word of mouth and probably just someones idea of not letting AD go, but would AD be worth it to us for 10 mil? I think AD is thinking of maybe knocking off a million or 2, not 8. Sad thing is, I dont know if I'd even want him for 8.

Fall to $10 million?

If he gets half that, somebody will have overpaid.

Right now, only 8 backs in the NFL are due to make $5 million. With AP averaging 2.9 YPC over his last 9 games played, I just don't see anything but a desperate GM paying him Top-8 money.


I could see it if there is no commitment past this season. He could be worth a gamble for a team with the cap room and a good backup plan.


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PFT's Mike Florio reports that free agents Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles aren't generating much interest from teams at the Combine.

Per Florio, Peterson is having conversations with teams, but the money he's looking for may not be there. Charles, on the other hand, hasn't been linked to any teams. Both are on the wrong side of 30 and coming off significant knee operations. While Le'Veon Bell is sitting pretty on the franchise tag at $12 million as the league's highest-paid running back, Peterson and Charles may struggle to even get $4-6 million per year. Florio suggests Peterson could play it smart and sit out into the summer so he doesn't have to go through the grind of OTAs and camp.



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PFT's Mike Florio reports that free agents Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles aren't generating much interest from teams at the Combine.

Per Florio, Peterson is having conversations with teams, but the money he's looking for may not be there. Charles, on the other hand, hasn't been linked to any teams. Both are on the wrong side of 30 and coming off significant knee operations. While Le'Veon Bell is sitting pretty on the franchise tag at $12 million as the league's highest-paid running back, Peterson and Charles may struggle to even get $4-6 million per year. Florio suggests Peterson could play it smart and sit out into the summer so he doesn't have to go through the grind of OTAs and camp.



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That woud make sense. I still don't think its a foregone conclussion he plays at all this season, or ever again. If he does, probably with the vikings for 8 million or with another team making 4-6.


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