Sunday, August 2, 2015

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    It wasn’t quick and it certainly wasn’t painless, but the return of one of the best Minnesota Vikings of all time seems all but certain at this point.

    Some have questioned our varied coverage of Peterson’s unraveling ever since he was charged in an incident involving injuries to his son. With the saga now coming to a resolution, however, I want to clarify that the way Peterson’s career was derailed over these previous months stings each of us here at VT, and we all wish things had happened very differently.

    With all signs now pointing towards a return (including agent Ben Dogra’s sudden change in tone), we all hope that Peterson is able to make things right within his family, and are interested to see just how well he will be able to pick up where things left off.

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    Trae Waynes Draft

    5.5 hours… On the air…

    The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit… Vanilla… We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible!

    All the podcasts after the jump.

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    Adrian Peterson carries the ball against the Carolina Panthers.
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    If reports were true, then the Vikings required at least a first round selection in exchange for future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson.

    The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft came and went, however, and none of the first 32 picks were expended in order to acquire Peterson. Instead, he remains a Minnesota Viking and Rick Spielman tersely reiterated his stance on Thursday night.

    There remains plenty of opportunity for Adrian Peterson to be traded throughout Draft Weekend, when training camp injuries begin taking a toll on other depth charts, and prior to the 2015 trade deadline. This evening was perhaps the biggest of all milestones, however, as Peterson still being on the roster is the most concrete indication to date that he will remain in Minnesota for the 2015 season.

    Peterson, 30, has seen his image take a big hit within the Vikings fan communities over the last seven months and his potential return to the field will surely persist as the franchise’s most intriguing storyline this offseason.

    Adrian Peterson

    We don’t want to beat the Adrian Peterson situation to death, and there have certainly been plenty of headlines surrounding the running back and Minnesota’s desire—or lack thereof–to trade him. At this point, it seems that GM Rick Spielman does not plan to deal Adrian Peterson. But is it all a smoke screen from Slick Rick?

    This morning, Cris Carter may have “let the beans out of the bag” in regards to Peterson and where he will play the 2015 season. The former Vikings wide receiver said the following:

    I’m under a gag order on the Adrian Peterson situation. But I believe something’s gonna happen. But I can’t talk about it.

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