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RB Adrian Peterson - Minnesota Vikings

6-0, 220Born: 3-21-1985College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 1, pick 7

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General News (Wed Jan 28): was directed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to meet with a league-assigned psychiatrist following Peterson's suspension. The National Football League Players Association is now crying foul on the commissioner's mandated counseling, arguing that Goodell did not have the power to enforce such a stipulation. The NFLPA said the terms of Peterson's suspension violate the limits of Goodell's power under the collective bargaining agreement.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson talking to Vikes (Mon Mar 2, 12:46 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who was put back on the commissioner's exempt list last week, has had 'open dialogue' with the team, according to general manager Rick Spielman. Spielman continues to say that the Vikings want Peterson to return in 2015. However, Peterson has been 'uneasy' about returning.

Our View: The future for Peterson is unclear right now. The Vikings can cut Peterson or talk to him about restructuring his contract at any time since he's back on the exempt list.
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Vikings | Jerome Felton would return (Sat Feb 28, 03:12 AM) - Free-agent FB Jerome Felton (Vikings) has not ruled out a reunion with the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 if RB Adrian Peterson returns to the club.

Our View: Felton blasted open holes for Peterson during his 2,000-yard season. He's the best fullback on the open market, and Felton should draw interest from teams like the Broncos who need a fullback.
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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson to land in Arizona? (Fri Feb 27, 02:35 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be a trade option for the Arizona Cardinals with QB Carson Palmer and WR Larry Fitzgerald nearing the end of their careers in the desert. The Cardinals are built to win now, and The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers said he wouldn't be surprised if general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians elect to pursue Peterson.

Our View: It would be an interesting fit, but it sounds like a pipe dream at this moment. If Peterson is added to Arizona's roster, it would crush the fantasy value of Andre Ellington. The Cardinals could use Ellington as a feature back again this year. If healthy, he has the ability to put up good numbers--he just needs a good complementary back behind him.
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Colts | Indy a trade option for Adrian Peterson? (Fri Feb 27, 02:33 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be a trade target for the Indianapolis Colts. QB Andrew Luck hasn't had a successful running game behind him so far in Indianapolis. However, Colts running backs not named RB Trent Richardson averaged close to 5.0 yards per carry in the last two seasons.

Our View: The Colts are certainly in a Super Bowl window. Adding Peterson would make a ton of sense. If they can't get Peterson, then adding a free agent veteran like Frank Gore could work.
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Cowboys | Dallas an option for Adrian Peterson? (Fri Feb 27, 02:29 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be an option to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys. Peterson is from Palestine, Texas, which is between Dallas and Houston, and he's acknowledged a desire to finish his career with the Cowboys. 'If a blockbuster deal opens and a team wants to give them something they can't turn down,' Nelson Peterson, Adrian's father, added, 'they're going to have to take a look at it.'

Our View: This move sounds great on paper as Peterson is from Texas. However, the reality is the team might not be able to afford him. They have to decide whether or not to sign DeMarco Murray to a long-term deal.
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