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The Vikings have decided to let former MVP Adrian Peterson go.

The team announced they were not picking up the option on his contract for next year, making the veteran running back an unrestricted free agent next week.

“Adrian is an important part of the Minnesota Vikings organization,” Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. “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.”

Not paying Peterson $18 million next season was an easy decision, as he’s 31, only played one full season in the last three and is coming off knee surgery.

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It's not clear whether they will try and negotiate with him as a free agent. Jamaal Charles has also been released.


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i was checking in to see if there was any chatter on this subject; and i'm surprised to say there is basically none. this is the best back this franchise has ever seen (and may ever see) and there are no thoughts? i'm not sure how i feel about it at this time, if we end up really going after linemen in free agency i'll be okay with the move. but, if they don't use that cap room wisely it is going to be hard to see what the game plan is offensively. when you need basically an entire line, and have no first round pick how do you justify spending a second round pick on a running back? well, if they do he better be one heck of a back. it will be hard to see peterson in another jersey (if that is indeed the case), but i honestly don't think i truly got over his fumbles in the NFC championship game. he gave us some great memories though, and was truly a throwback style runner. rarely have we ever seen a back that can run over 5 guys, or hit the hole and outrun just about anyone on defense. i'll always remember paul allen's he's loose!!!"


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The discussion is spread out over a few threads. Given the timing of the announcement, something like 8 days early, I'm thinking both sides were way too far apart to hope for a deal. The Vikings either released him early out of curtesy or they think he's way over valuing himself and when he sees the market he comes back to the table.

If he indeed moves on, it will be a sad day for the team. Understandable in this day and age but it will still be tough to see him in another uniform.


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The discussion is spread out over a few threads. Given the timing of the announcement, something like 8 days early, I'm thinking both sides were way too far apart to hope for a deal. The Vikings either released him early out of curtesy or they think he's way over valuing himself and when he sees the market he comes back to the table.

If he indeed moves on, it will be a sad day for the team. Understandable in this day and age but it will still be tough to see him in another uniform.

This is a "go see what your worth and come back and talk to us" type of deal. AP knows he's not worth $18 million anymore. Everyone does. It gives him the chance to feel things out without any team being hit for talking to him.

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Not sure what to say that hasn't been said already. Everybody here has their thoughts about what would be best for the Vikings.

I guess I'm a little surprised at the timing of the announcement. There was no urgency to announce this today. Maybe that says something in the Vikings' interest in even attempting to re-sign him. Don't know. It just seems unlikely that AP will be back, which really isn't news.

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i was checking in to see if there was any chatter on this subject; and i'm surprised to say there is basically none. this is the best back this franchise has ever seen (and may ever see) and there are no thoughts?


I'm just waiting to see what happens. I assumed all along that they wouldn't be paying him that bonus so yesterday's announcement wasn't a surprise. If they don't re-sign him and he enters free agency and finishes his career elsewhere, my thought as a Vikings fan is it will be a shame to see his Vikings career end here, after a season missed due to injury. I've never enjoyed watching a Vikings player more than I've enjoyed watching Peterson.


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I've never enjoyed watching a Vikings player more than I've enjoyed watching Peterson.


That raises a fun question. What Vikings player have you most enjoyed watching?

I'm going to have to think on that.

I think I can say that watching Chris Hovan was the player I LEAST enjoyed watching.


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I've never enjoyed watching a Vikings player more than I've enjoyed watching Peterson.


That raises a fun question. What Vikings player have you most enjoyed watching?

I'm going to have to think on that.

I think I can say that watching Chris Hovan was the player I LEAST enjoyed watching.



Moss is my #1 followed by (in no particular order) Peterson, Chris Carter, Anthony Carter, Robert Smith, Tarkington, Rashad, Foreman, John Randle, Alan Page, Doleman, Culpepper, list goes on and on. Least may be Chris Cook. Have to Ponder :whistle: that.


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Moss and Peterson are 1a and 1b for me.

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This isn't surprising. He's been flirting with other teams since 2014. Other offenses will fit him better and he is t worth 18m.

I hope he comes back at the right price, but he won't.

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Moss elicits very strong memories from early teenage years, but Peterson was my favorite player for some really formative years. They can't really be separated for me.

After them, it's probably Antoine Winfield or maybe Jared Allen.

Special place in my heart for Chad Greenway because that was the first draft I followed.

There is a certain level of hatred I reserve for Donovan McNabb, Troy Williamson, Chris Cook, and Benny Sapp.

Retroactively, #### Darren Sharper.


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Thanks AP. You were the lone bright spot in purple for many years.
It would be intriguing to see him and Bradford in the same backfield.

As far as the most enjoyment watching a player do his thing,
John Randle- hands down the most entertaining
Randy Moss- the most spectacular
Cris Carter- hands hands hands. Always got your money's worth
Robert Griffith- I just liked him from day one
Joey Browner, AP, Robert Smith, AW, and so many others I really did enjoy and could talk about them all day long.

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Again why not have CP84 splitting time at running back like the chiefs do with tyrek hill? He could definetly make up alot of A.D's absence.


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1. AC
2. Tommy Kramer
3. Joey Browner
4. Moss
5. Doleman
6. CC
7. AD
8. Ted Brown
9. KWill
10. Fat Pat
11. Carl Lee
12. Terry Allen
13. Darrin Nelson


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Anthony Carter


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i was checking in to see if there was any chatter on this subject; and i'm surprised to say there is basically none. this is the best back this franchise has ever seen (and may ever see) and there are no thoughts?


Most of the conversation is over in this thread;
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Joey Browner! Yeah, Baby! Back in the day when pass coverage meant knocking the snot out of the reciever! Browner, Fencik, Tatum....bring the pain......


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I sure hope Peterson goes to the Raiders, Denver, Chiefs, Somebody in the AFC besides the pats who can contend. Sure don't want him to go to Seattle UGHHHHHHHH


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Sounds like Peterson is looking for a lot of money and not getting it so far.

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Word is teams that would be interested in Adrian Peterson are put off by his asking price. Asking double what teams looking to pay.


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On #Raiders and Adrian Peterson: Source said interest level is more on his end to join team than theirs.


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Sounds like Peterson is looking for a lot of money and not getting it so far.

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Benjamin Allbright @AllbrightNFL
Word is teams that would be interested in Adrian Peterson are put off by his asking price. Asking double what teams looking to pay.


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On #Raiders and Adrian Peterson: Source said interest level is more on his end to join team than theirs.



At his age, coming off an injury, the market will likely be soft for him at first so this isn't unexpected at this stage, before free agents can even be signed. It makes no sense for him to come out of the gate eager to accept a low offer and teams will likely be willing to wait for his price to go down. It's a bargaining dance we see every spring, especially with older free agents. I wouldn't be surprised if he goes unsigned for months.


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Crax wrote:
Sounds like Peterson is looking for a lot of money and not getting it so far.

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Benjamin Allbright @AllbrightNFL
Word is teams that would be interested in Adrian Peterson are put off by his asking price. Asking double what teams looking to pay.


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On #Raiders and Adrian Peterson: Source said interest level is more on his end to join team than theirs.



At his age, coming off an injury, the market will likely be soft for him at first so this isn't unexpected at this stage, before free agents can even be signed. It makes no sense for him to come out of the gate eager to accept a low offer and teams will likely be willing to wait for his price to go down. It's a bargaining dance we see every spring, especially with older free agents. I wouldn't be surprised if he goes unsigned for months.



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Peterson has value if he adjusts his expectations. Perhaps teams like the Bucs and Raiders would be willing to take a chance if he embraced being a role player and the salary that comes with it: $5 million or less? If not, a return to Minnesota makes the most sense. Even if he's not a perfect fit for coordinator Pat Shurmur's system, he has sentimental value to the Vikings that could show up in his paycheck.


Please no. Although I did like the highlight video they included at the top of the article, I'm not interested in having Peterson back. In addition to him not being a fit in the new scheme, he's not what he was, he's old, lost a step, and there are durability concerns. Hard pass.


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Anyone else see a situation playing out where by Thompson takes advantage of APs tendency to let his hurt feelings feed his ego and uses this to full advantage to get AP in the door at a pauper's price....sure the NFL would be willing to chip in a finders fee for the deal as well to be able to hype and market those two games!


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Anyone else see a situation playing out where by Thompson takes advantage of APs tendency to let his hurt feelings feed his ego and uses this to full advantage to get AP in the door at a pauper's price....sure the NFL would be willing to chip in a finders fee for the deal as well to be able to hype and market those two games!



I think you nailed it. That's how I see it going down too.


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Someone posted on Facebook how they could see AD signing with GB and then helping them win the Super Bowl in our stadium [ANGRY FACE][CRYING FACE]

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Anyone else see a situation playing out where by Thompson takes advantage of APs tendency to let his hurt feelings feed his ego and uses this to full advantage to get AP in the door at a pauper's price....sure the NFL would be willing to chip in a finders fee for the deal as well to be able to hype and market those two games!



I think you nailed it. That's how I see it going down too.


You're not the only one. Found this in another forum:




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I'm afraid he's going to go to the packers for $1 over vet min, rush for 2800 yards, and be Superbowl MVP in USBank stadium.

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I hope he goes to the Packers. He'll get Rodgers killed by midseason. If he even stays healthy that long.


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Someone posted on Facebook how they could see AD signing with GB and then helping them win the Super Bowl in our stadium [ANGRY FACE][CRYING FACE]

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There are very few things that would make me stop watching football. This would be one of them. If this happens I'm moving to Canada to live as a hermit and take up curling.


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Someone posted on Facebook how they could see AD signing with GB and then helping them win the Super Bowl in our stadium [ANGRY FACE][CRYING FACE]

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There are very few things that would make me stop watching football. This would be one of them. If this happens I'm moving to Canada to live as a hermit and take up curling.


I would be right there with you.

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PurpleMustReign wrote:
Someone posted on Facebook how they could see AD signing with GB and then helping them win the Super Bowl in our stadium [ANGRY FACE][CRYING FACE]

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There are very few things that would make me stop watching football. This would be one of them. If this happens I'm moving to Canada to live as a hermit and take up curling.


:lol: I'll move to Canada with you. We can be neighbors and come out of our house once a year to say how much we hate our lives and then go crawl back in our holes

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Someone posted on Facebook how they could see AD signing with GB and then helping them win the Super Bowl in our stadium [ANGRY FACE][CRYING FACE]

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There are very few things that would make me stop watching football. This would be one of them. If this happens I'm moving to Canada to live as a hermit and take up curling.

Not gonna happen.

Green Bay is notoriously stingy when it comes to free agents. There is no way they overpay for Adrian Peterson. The fact that they signed Martellus Bennett is a minor miracle in their world.

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