Adrian Peterson’s Time With the Vikings is Over for Good
Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman said that the franchise’s leading rusher, Adrian Peterson time with the team is done. This comes after the Vikings signed running back Latavius Murray to a three-year, $15 million deal on Wednesday night.
Spielman said he texted Peterson at 1 a.m. on Thursday morning.
“With us signing Murray, Adrian will move on elsewhere,” Spielman said on a conference call with reporters. “Adrian is probably going to go down as one of the greatest Minnesota Vikings in team history…he’ll always be a Viking, I know, to the fans and the people in this building. And he will always have a special place in this franchise and we are very fortunate that we were able to have Adrian Peterson spend most of his career as a Minnesota Viking.”
Peterson ranks 16th in NFL history with 11,747 rushing yards, became an unrestricted free agent on March 9 after the Vikings decided not to pick up their option, saving them $18 million.
Peterson has since visited with the Seahawks earlier this week, but they just signed former Packers RB Eddie Lacy. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported earlier this month that Peterson might be interested in the Raiders because of the team’s offensive line and their playoff potential.
Peterson turns 32 next week and has just played three games last season because of a torn meniscus.