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Welcome to our first “Question of the Week” segment! Each week we will offer a new Vikings-related question to the group of VT writers, and occasionally we’ll have a guest weigh in, too. The responses will be set up in a round table format; we look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments as well!

Where Will Adrian Peterson Play for the 2015-2016 Season?

brettBrett:  While I believe the popular answer will be the Indianapolis Colts, I have a hard time seeing them use another first- (or even second-) round pick to trade for another running back that has question marks. Though a complete shot in the dark, my guess is Peterson will be reunited with his former head coach, Leslie Frazier, in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have an abundance of cap room to handle Peterson’s contract (although, there has been talk of him restructuring his deal to make a trade for him), and they could certainly use a running back. Although Doug Martin had an impressive rookie year, he has been disappointing since. I think reuniting Peterson with Frazier, in a warm climate, in the south, with a team that has a first overall pick to presumably add young talent at quarterback, will be appealing to Peterson. Bonus: The compensation will be the first picks in the 2nd and 4th rounds of the 2015 Draft.

 

adamAdam: I was giving the edge to the Vikings right up until Arif reported that the team is trying hard to ship him out. As much as that hurt me to read it, I trust Arif and think the Vikings will ship him to the highest bidder. That bidder will obviously have sufficient cap space to absorb Adrian’s contract or will be enough of a contender to convince him to restructure for a chance at a ring. I think the Browns and Rams have a lot to offer, but in the end I’m going to give Indianapolis and its Super Bowl potential the edge here.

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Well, we’re almost there, folks. Free agency is right around the corner which means the boring part of the offseason is almost over (well, until the next boring part, but you know what I mean…)

Before getting onto the normal Links of the Week, I want to take a second and direct you to our most popular VT posts for the month of February in case you missed something:

AUSTIN: Our newcomer came equipped with his own mock draft.

BRETT: We’re very fortunate to have great friends like Luke Inman to give us insight into the Draft here at VT.

ADAM: You all decided that guard Mike Iupati should be our top free agent target.

BRENT: A top-notch preview of the interior line with a free agency primer.

CARL: A close look at wide out prospect DeVante Parker.

ARIF: He wrapped a three-part guest post on the likelihood that Adrian Peterson declines in the near future.

ANDY: The Purple FTW! episode featuring our own Lindsey Young was a big hit.

LINDSEY: She did a great profile of a friendly little Vikings bar in Colorado.

Okay, onto the real Links of the Week:

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Per 1500 ESPN’s Darren Wolfson and a USA Today report from Tom Pelissero, Adrian Peterson and his wife Ashley are scheduled to meet with Minnesota Vikings management on Wednesday in Houston, Texas:

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Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) of 105 The Ticket, Fangraphs, and Sports Data LLC stopped by to talk Twins baseball as well as our Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings.

We open the show with Vikings News: the mandatory Adrian Peterson talking point, took a glance at free agency & the recent cut players the Purple might chase, which Vikings might still get cut (looking at you Greenway), as well as the first volume of the Purple FTW! Draft Wishlist.

Brandon then joined me to talk about the Twins and the outlook for the young, promising squad in 2014 and beyond. We went with some baseball love this episode because spring is around the corner, pitchers and catchers are already at spring training, and there’s only so much Adrian Peterson f***** speculation that the human mind can take. Plus what better way to wait for training camp in Mankato than grabbing a beer and watching the Twins give it their best at Target Field this summer? Besides, Brandon is no Vikings neophyte and he also gave some solid, rational takes about Teddy and the team going forward. Which is quite a departure from my usual hot fire.

Wrapping up the show, I give my review of House of Cards season 3, which I finished watching at 5pm Friday. The 13 episode season dropped at 2am that day so… Do the math. ***WARNING: I do reveal spoilers starting at (1:21:42).***

All that and more “bi-lateral strengthness” on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

Full episode after the jump.

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At the University of Minnesota’s pro day on Monday, the media was able to catch up with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, who touched on a number of topics.

Spielman was asked for an update on the Adrian Peterson situation and he explained that the team is now able to have open communications with Peterson, and that they are.

“We are able to have communication now with Adrian,” Rick Spielman said. “We’ll keep all those communications internal. I don’t want to sit here and give you guys a blow-by-blow every day. I think it’s been clearly stated that we want Adrian Peterson back. There’s no question about the talent, and he’s a unique talent, and he’s under contract with us next year.”

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