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Adrian Peterson won’t hold out

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When Florio put together a checklist of things the Vikings will be doing in the next few days, he didn’t include giving running back Adrian Peterson among the items.

That might have been an oversight because it is something that would work out well for both teams. Peterson is entering the last year of his rookie deal and would like to establish some long-term job security with the franchise. The Vikings are over the cap and giving Peterson a new deal would allow them to shave a few millions off his current $12.775 million cap number.

According to Leslie Frazier, the team and player will have plenty of time to discuss such matters during training camp at Mankato. The coach spoke to Peterson Monday and got assurances that there would be no holdout as part of a bid to get the new deal done.

“Oh yeah, we had a good conversation,” Frazier said. “And that’s not an issue, and he’s looking forward to camp like all of our guys are.”

Peterson’s decision should make the Vikings breathe a little easier as they start the process of filling out their roster for the 2011 season. They have needs all over the field and will need to try to either retain or replace big free agents like Ray Edwards and Sidney Rice this week. A Peterson holdout would likely be one more thing on a plate that’s already overflowing.

That said, getting a new contract done ASAP would give them more financial flexibility as they make their way into the market so it is something that should be on the radar. With Peterson arriving on Sunday, the Vikings should be able to get that deal done in enough time to strengthen the rest of the roster this season.

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26 Responses to “Adrian Peterson won’t hold out”
  1. stellarperformance says: Jul 26, 2011 9:01 AM

    At this point he IS the franchise. Too bad he is likely entering the fruitless “Barry Sanders” phase of his career….great talent…nobody to help.

  2. favreblows says: Jul 26, 2011 9:09 AM

    Who cares. This is a different NFL. Adrian Peterson’s value is extremely limited. Not much different than the two-pronged attack of Starks and Grant. Without a QB, they’re in the cellar for sure.

    They are best off trading Peterson and blowing this mess up.

  3. philriverslovespenis says: Jul 26, 2011 9:29 AM

    Ever proof read Josh?

  4. glac1 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:46 AM

    With the new CBA and limits on practice these “league darlings” won’t have to hold out to avoid work…

  5. chuckyd317 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:01 AM

    What he needs to do is cross the border to the East and come play for a real team….

  6. favreblows says: Jul 26, 2011 10:04 AM

    Don’t need him. He is not worth the $. Seriously….what he gives you over Starks/Grant in rushing ability, he takes right back by fumbling the ball away. The era of the great RBs in the NFL is over and dead. The Vikings should trade Peterson and start to rebuild their putrid O-Line.

  7. biggerballz says: Jul 26, 2011 10:09 AM

    that’s because slaves can’t hold out, right adrian?

  8. duece5 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:21 AM

    favreblows says:
    Jul 26, 2011 10:04 AM
    Don’t need him. He is not worth the $. Seriously….what he gives you over Starks/Grant in rushing ability, he takes right back by fumbling the ball away. The era of the great RBs in the NFL is over and dead. The Vikings should trade Peterson and start to rebuild their putrid O-Line.

    duece5 says:

    Right Mr. Blow………you”d cream your 5 week worn in a row old shorts if you had the best running back in the league. Ya…. Grant and Starks are better than AP/Gearhart…..IN YOUR DREAMS DUDE. AP’s a packer killer to boot…..I understand your emotion with AP.

    I’ll take AP, take our lumps this year, come back to mow down the pack again soon enough.
    NOTHING IS GUARANTEED IN THE NFL……there’s always surprises……..all those predicting a Viking fade may be very surprised to see AP, Greenway, Winfield, Allen and company lead the way!!!

  9. reddog6590 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:26 AM

    favreblows your an idiot Peterson is the franchise his value is limited? he is the best back in the NFL voted by his peers, last year 1 fumble problem fixed

  10. favreblows says: Jul 26, 2011 10:43 AM

    I figured I would get this idiot response from Viking fans. Hey morons…..how great have the RBs been for the Patriots in their glory run? How great were the Packer RBs last year? It doesn’t f’n matter you tools. The era of the great RB is OVER. They are certainly not worth the $. You morons can sign AP to a long-term extension and enjoy him. That would be the best thing that could ever happen to the Pack. It’s all about QBs and WRs. And Thomspson gets that. The other problem with AP is he is a fumbling machine. In this modern era, he may be the most overrated player in football.

    Welcome to the cellar again Viking fans. Hope you enjoy your stay.

  11. favreblows says: Jul 26, 2011 10:50 AM

    Hey Reddog6590—-

    AP has 20 fumbles the past four years. You may say the problem is fixed. I say you must have a serious chemical dependency issue. 20 Fumbles!!

    The Vikings should get a grip, sign on with the future, trade AP, get some decent O-linemen to protect their possible QB of the future and move on. Their present squad is a joke. 5-6 good players and a bunch of sh!t. Don’t get me wrong, I hope they sign AP to a big deal…..that would set this franchise back another five years.

  12. thephantomstranger says: Jul 26, 2011 10:58 AM

    @favreblows:

    Nice screen name. I assume you have first-hand knowledge?

  13. thephantomstranger says: Jul 26, 2011 10:59 AM

    The era of the great running back is only over if you have Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. If you have a rookie QB you need to break in, it will be very nice to have the best running back in the NFL behind him. Ponder and Peterson will lead the Vikings back to glory.

  14. reddog6590 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:06 AM

    Favreblows I said 1 fumble last year not the last 4 years until he has 5-6 fumbles this year ( that won’t happen ) I say problem fixed, he gets those yards with a bad o-line. keep blowing I hear favre misses you

  15. favreblows says: Jul 26, 2011 11:17 AM

    Don’t need first-hand knowledge to appreciate the guy for what he is…….a cheating, lying, drug-abusing, self-centered prima dona who single-handedly destroyed his reputation as one of the greatest people to ever play the game. I don’t know if I have ever seen a professional athlete self-destruct like Favre. He left the game as a broken man……a punch line…..who lost pretty much all the respect he had taken years to build up.

    Best part is…..you know he wakes in the middle of the night in a blind rage that Thompson got the better of him…..kicked his a$$ out of town and won with the young guy from California. And who says there is no justice in this world.

  16. phishooks10 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:53 AM

    favre blows- runnings game and defenses is the key to every football game. plus im sure u had a favre shrine in your closet u beat off to every sat. night. Now its just been replaced by your california boy. you are just mad you live in the worst state in the country. its so bad that 21,000 of your fellow cheeses cross the river every mourning , and work in mn. we should build a bridge with tolls and have u sorry humans pay for a stadium.

  17. favreblows says: Jul 26, 2011 12:11 PM

    @phishooks10–

    You just broadcast your ignorance for the entire world. The game is nothing like it was in the 80s. RBs DON’T matter. It is all about the QBs. Seriously…..have you been living under a rock?

    And good one about the masturbation reference. What wit!! And your crack about the worst state in the country. Boy…..you’re on a roll smart guy! I would call you an idiot, except for the fact that you have done such a fine job of defining yourself as one all on your own.

  18. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 26, 2011 12:43 PM

    For children that play fantasy football, perhaps he has value.

    In the realworld of the NFL, he doesn’t have much value.

    Can anyone name a game that Peterson contributed significantly to a win?
    His fumbles contributed to several losses.

    Good runningbacks are cheap and can be found in late round picks and undrafted free agents.

    Peterson is not that good at catching the ball or blocking on passing downs.

    The vikings should have traded him in order to help rebuild a declining team.

  19. thephantomstranger says: Jul 26, 2011 1:07 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    Jul 26, 2011 12:43 PM
    Can anyone name a game that Peterson contributed significantly to a win?
    ____________

    Well, we won 6 games last year. Let’s see how he did in those games:

    Detroit: 160 yards rushing, 30 yards receiving, 2 TDs.
    Dallas: 73 yards rushing, 1 TD.
    Arizona: 81 yards rushing, 63 yards receiving, 2 TDs.
    Washington: 36 yards rushing, 34 yards receiving, 1 TD (He got hurt and didn’t return after the opening drive).
    Buffalo: 107 yards rushing, 3 TDs.
    Philadelphia: 118 yards rushing, 11 yards receiving, 1 TD.

    I’m not a great football mind, but it seems like he contributed to those wins.

  20. rcunningham says: Jul 26, 2011 5:02 PM

    Mr. FavreBlows, you sure are one arrogant (and ignorant) mofo who takes football far too seriously.

    Also, way to ignore the fact that AP only fumbled once last year and instead cherrypick stats to make your argument sound more credible.

    You know who fumbled more in four years than Adrian Peterson? Walter Payton, Eric Dickerson, Jim Brown, Barry Sanders….do you need me to continue?

    Swiftly remove your head from your ass please, and stop hopping on Thompson’s jock. It’s amazing to see you Packer fans go from completely hating the guy to slobbing on his knob 24/7.

  21. paulharghis says: Jul 26, 2011 6:35 PM

    Wow Youblow,

    Looks like you’re spreading ignorance and making freinds all over the place.

    I was going to go on a diatribe about how overwhelmingly idiotic you are, but with the crap spewed here, you’ve done that yourself.

    Wow, just wow. At this point I’m not sure you know the difference between a power sweep and a bottle of Powerade.

    I will call you out on your immature, butthurt rant against Favre.

    You are a grown man that STILL isn’t over the fact that your hero didn’t do what you wanted him too. Pathetic.
    Deny it all you want but you can see the hurt in the words that you type. That there is that much anger there still, speaks volumes about you and who you are as a person.
    You must be a treat to be around, I bet you cry after every Packer loss or are angry for a week.
    Grow up.

  22. favreblows says: Jul 26, 2011 7:12 PM

    I was wondering when the idiot would show up. Welcome Paul. You see it doesn’t hurt when you win Super Bowls Paul. You see, it’s actually a lot of fun cheering for a world champion. And it was even more fun when Favre turned on the organization, got his a$$ kicked out on the street….and they won another SB with the California kid. See that’s plain justice Paul.

    You see Packer fans aren’t hurt to see Favre crash and burn and have his replacement become one of the top three QBs in the league. Your logic….simply is illogical. You mistake anger for pure joy in witnessing Favre and idiots like you suffer.

    Have fun cheering for your last place Queens you loser.

  23. paulharghis says: Jul 26, 2011 8:25 PM

    That you feel the need to justify yourself is telling, and also comical. You know what else it is?
    Transparent.

    favreblows says:
    Jul 26, 2011 11:17 AM
    Don’t need first-hand knowledge to appreciate the guy for what he is…….a cheating, lying, drug-abusing, self-centered prima dona who single-handedly destroyed his reputation as one of the greatest people to ever play the game. I don’t know if I have ever seen a professional athlete self-destruct like Favre. He left the game as a broken man……a punch line…..who lost pretty much all the respect he had taken years to build up.
    ——————————————–
    Wow, for a guy who is over Favre, that sure is a mouthful. If you don’t care, why do you contiue to denigrate the guy? He’s not part of your team anymore, what do you care about his reputation for?
    Turned his back on the orginization? He wanted to keep playing, that didn’t fit your idiotic fanbases needs so you turn on him.

    You see, you do care, you wouln’t spew hate if you didn’t. Your favorite son wanted to do what he wanted with his career, so you call him names.
    Immaturity at its finest and typical of your fanbase. You expect these players to kiss your A$$es when they get cut ala Barnett, if they don’t, you turn on them. Yiou want loyalty from them when it suits your wishes. When the team no longer needs them, they don’t get it in return.

    Pompous idiots that you are, you think you, as a fan matter to these players. Favre proved that todays players care about themselves and money only. Your poor little feelings got hurt by Big Bad Brett.

    That you are a grown man and act the way you do is very sad. It’s typical of the whole fanbase.

    Now, come on back and tell me i’m an idiot, that is all you have to say, never anything of substance, just pure drivel.

    You are a homerisitic hypocrite and it’s on the world wide web for all to see.

    Want more proof? 5 years fronm now, you’ll be back on his bandwagon when they bring him in for his day at Lambeau.

  24. favreblows says: Jul 26, 2011 9:03 PM

    Paul

    You are too stupid to comprehend any of it. See—we won the SB after we got rid of Favre. You ended up with him and you didn’t win the SB. That is poetic justice.

    Do you have any idea why everybody hated LeBron James last year and was glad he choked? Well…..same thing with Packer fans. EXCEPT…..we got to win the SB with the replacement.

    Simple enough for you moron? Probably not. Say……you might want to wipe your chin…..that drool is pretty disgusting.

    Good luck with the squad this year…..have fun with your four win team.

  25. paulharghis says: Jul 26, 2011 10:28 PM

    favreblows says:
    Jul 26, 2011 9:03 PM
    Paul

    You are too stupid to comprehend any of it. See—we won the SB after we got rid of Favre. You ended up with him and you didn’t win the SB. That is poetic justice.

    Do you have any idea why everybody hated LeBron James last year and was glad he choked? Well…..same thing with Packer fans. EXCEPT…..we got to win the SB with the replacement.

    Simple enough for you moron? Probably not. Say……you might want to wipe your chin…..that drool is pretty disgusting.

    Good luck with the squad this year…..have fun with your four win team.

    =============================
    Lol , way to TRY to change the argument.( packer fan trait).
    Yes you won without him, so again, why the hate?
    It’s all right there in tour prior post. You are a grown man angry at your ex for leaving you.
    Its the exact point I’m trying to show you, but you don’t see it, because you are a licktard.

    You say you’re over him that your new girl is better, but it’s obvious there is bitterness and jealousy there. Why?! Get over it and move on you big baby, these players don’t care about you or any fans. It’s your problem that you think they do.

    You are honestly the most moronic poster I have had the sorry luck to run into.
    I’d tell you to wipe the drool off your chin, but something tells me it’s not saliva there for you.

    Typical Packer idiot, predicting wins and losses before the season begins. God, you skidmarks are all the same.

  26. favreblows says: Jul 27, 2011 9:59 AM

    Paul–

    I’ve noticed an interesting trend in your posts. You either run for a dictionary in a desperate attempt to sound well-spoken and educated on a football blog OR you have gone back and stolen some of my material to use as your own. Clearly, you are an individual of extreme limited intellect who struggles standing on his own two feet in a football blog. And you also have emotional issues accepting the fact that the Vikings break your heart year after year…..while us Packer fans revel in yet another world championship.

    I can see how you would refrain from predicting Viking losses prior to this season. Getting into the double digits is not fun for you guys.

    Oh…..and I hope the McNabb trade works out for you idiots. Way to throw away another couple draft picks. Biggest difference between the Pack and the Queens. One knows how to build a team. The other keeps throwing draft picks after garbage like Moss and McNabb.

    Seriously, if Ponder is your man, then why wouldn’t you just sign a mid to low level FA to be his back-up. NO……the Vikes need to also throw away a couple of draft picks. You may say a sixth round pick doesn’t mean anything. Well…..that was a sixth round pick that started at RB for the Pack in the SB last year.

    Vikings—-simply pathetic management.

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