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Peterson wants Plaxico in Minnesota

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The list of likely destinations for Plaxico Burress has typically included St. Louis, Philadelphia and the New York Jets. If Adrian Peterson has anything to say about it, we should add Minnesota to the list.

Peterson said on ESPN Tuesday that he would welcome the opportunity to play with Burress.

I would love him to be a part of my team,” Peterson said, via Scout.com. “He’s a guy -– before he left the game for two years – he was one of the top receivers in the league.”

Peterson said he believes that if Michael Vick could have an impact after prison, Burress can, too.

“You look at Vick, when he came out, how explosive he was. I’m sure [Burress] is going to be on fire and he’ll be ready to contribute to whatever team picks him up,” Peterson said.

Another similarity between Vick and Burress is that both have Tony Dungy as a mentor. And Dungy’s friendship with Vikings coach Leslie Frazier could help Burress’s chances of getting a look in Minnesota.

On the other hand, the Vick-Burress comparison may not be as apt as Peterson thinks, considering that Vick was 29 when he joined the Eagles and Burress will be 34 at the start of the 2011 season. Burress may never get back to his pre-prison form.

But Peterson would like to find out.

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21 Responses to “Peterson wants Plaxico in Minnesota”
  1. chatham10 says: Jun 15, 2011 8:11 AM

    Peterson must want another slave as he stated sometime ago. I don’t believe Minn, will even look at him.

  2. skoobyfl says: Jun 15, 2011 8:11 AM

    Now it’s just finding someone to hand off / throw the ball that’s needed, no issues.

  3. rcunningham says: Jun 15, 2011 8:14 AM

    Sounds like a pretty pedestrian/generic response. I think you guys are blowing this up a little.

  4. bingocostello says: Jun 15, 2011 8:16 AM

    Yo Adrian you want to subject Plaxcio to being a slave like you said you are? Your a thoughtless bad man! with a little brain !

  5. dg0122 says: Jun 15, 2011 8:17 AM

    so is Peterson endorsing prison as a football training program, based on Vick’s successful return?

  6. evilmajortom says: Jun 15, 2011 8:20 AM

    I’d rather have the younger, better version in Sidney Rice.

  7. melonnhead says: Jun 15, 2011 8:24 AM

    “You look at Vick, when he came out, how explosive he was.”

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    haha, yeah. 86 passing yards in his first season out.

  8. yzguy431 says: Jun 15, 2011 8:33 AM

    this is the nfl of today….where talk of guys returning to the game from prison is a big deal. unbelievable.

  9. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 15, 2011 8:45 AM

    34. Years. Old.

  10. fwippel says: Jun 15, 2011 8:47 AM

    The Vikings need to concentrate on keeping Sidney Rice before worrying about landing anyone else.

  11. fargovikesfan says: Jun 15, 2011 9:06 AM

    Sign Plax to a 1-2 year deal, and ditch Bernard Berrian.. Sid is the #1 priority though.

  12. thephantomstranger says: Jun 15, 2011 9:24 AM

    Could we just have a season without any controversy?

  13. comeonnowguys says: Jun 15, 2011 9:25 AM

    Um, who’s going to throw to him?

  14. sabeybaby says: Jun 15, 2011 9:35 AM

    Why would Plax leave one prison for another?

  15. johnsticle says: Jun 15, 2011 9:39 AM

    Okay, for one thing… everybody bringing up the whole slavery/NFL thing… stfu. AD has already apologized for saying that (as soon as he saw that retard out of Penn had agreed with him).

    Another thing, we have a quarterback, his name is Christian Ponder. Do you not watch NFL Network or ESPN?

    As for Rice, we can’t put all our hopes on him, he wants to test FA so we will let him. I agree with letting go of Bernard Barelyruns though…

    Sincerely,
    A Die Hard Vikings Fan

  16. spawnsacs says: Jun 15, 2011 9:50 AM

    Is Peterson going to pick up Burress in a white Escalade? Or will Longy, Jared and Hutch fly out to convince Burress to come to Minny?

    Just asking….SKOL on Vikings……….with or without a stadium.

  17. comeonnowguys says: Jun 15, 2011 9:59 AM

    @johnsticle

    To be fair, most–if not all–teams at one point have anointed a rookie QB before his first season as “the quarterback” only to watch him go belly up. Not meant to be an anti-Vikings point, just pointing out history isn’t necessarily on Ponder’s side.

  18. brintfatre says: Jun 15, 2011 10:12 AM

    Actually, I think he would be a great fit for their team… His recent time away from the league will give Favre the perfect excuse for throwing interceptions!

  19. johnsticle says: Jun 15, 2011 10:54 AM

    @comeonnowguys

    With our current roster, Ponder is the quarterback. I’m not saying he’s going to take us to the play offs this year, in fact I have a strong feeling we’re going to have another 6-12 season (if not worse). But he is our quarterback… and I am giving him the chance he deserves. I think he’ll develop in to a great quarterback.

  20. dukemarc says: Jun 15, 2011 11:14 AM

    “I would love him to be a part of my team,” Peterson said, via Scout.com. “He’s a guy -– before he left the game for two years – he was one of the top receivers in the league.”

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    No, he wasn’t – he had one great playoff run. His best season was in 2007 and he ranked 29th in Receptions, 21 in Yards, 19th in YPC and 4th in TDs – not exactly elite numbers. The people that are singing Plax’s praises, currently, have a short memory. Other than tha,t he’s been a “what if” kind of player. That said, even at 34, he would be an upgrade on Berrian.

  21. gdeli says: Jun 15, 2011 11:50 AM

    yzguy431 you are so right. It is amazing how many nfl players are so stupid, arrogant,etc. and run into problems with the law. That said you also have many matt birks in the league but the PFT turd list always amazes me. Felony battery, brandishing a gun and that’s just the vikings. some players just know violence and mayhem. Why do I want to bring my son to training camp when most players take off out the back of the shower facility and go to their new a/c dorm? waste of time and money.

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