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Peterson headed to free agency

Post by 720pete » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:46 pm

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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Post by mosscarter » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:15 pm

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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Re: Peterson headed to free agency

Post by S197 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:35 pm

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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Re: Peterson headed to free agency

Post by Raptorman » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:53 pm

S197 wrote: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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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:22 pm

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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Post by Mothman » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:31 am

mosscarter wrote: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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Post by fiestavike » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:03 pm

Mothman wrote: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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Post by autobon7 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:22 pm

fiestavike wrote: 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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Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:00 pm

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

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Re: Peterson headed to free agency

Post by DK Sweets » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:00 pm

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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Post by CbusVikesFan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:29 pm

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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Re: Peterson headed to free agency

Post by darrenjohn89 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:39 pm

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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Re: Peterson headed to free agency

Post by VikingPaul73 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:49 pm

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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Post by Cliff » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:32 am

mosscarter wrote: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;
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29695&start=300
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