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2014 Minnesota Vikings: Rick “I Have No Intent to Trade Percy Harvin” Spielman Says He Won’t Trade Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson, who if you recall has been suspended by the NFL indefinitely (contingent upon counseling) and lost his appeal to get off the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List, is the subject of another story.

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reports that the Minnesota Vikings do not plan to trade or release Adrian Peterson. That doesn’t mean much, as Hubbuch also indicates that Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman will reevaluate his standing with the team at the end of the season. Given that they cannot trade him until then anyway, it’s a bit of useless information.

Regardless, don’t read too much into this. The headline above refers to a well-known incident, where the Vikings repeatedly stated that they had “no intent” of trading Percy Harvin before they did so.

Trading Adrian Peterson would only incur a dead space cost of $2.4 million for the 2015 season and free up $13 million in cap room. The same is true of releasing him.

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  1. Percy was a pain int the but and also fought with the coach and players. AP is a great team player and hope they keep him and believe he will be a great back for 2 or 3 more years at least!!!

  2. yeah I can see Marshawn Lynch going to Indy, Demarco Murray going to Seattle, and AP going to Dallas for the ticket sales.

    1. What effect all this will have on the locker room? Will players trust that ownership or management will ever go to bat for them? If not, this franchise is doomed to mediocrity. A place for great players to be discovered maybe, and then go elsewhere.