Peterson plans to play in 2015

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Yes, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently talked about retiring from football and taking at run at the Olympics.  No, he’s not going to be doing that.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Peterson plans to play in 2015.  The lawsuit to be filed as soon as Monday will be aimed at securing his full reinstatement for the offseason; currently, he is eligible for reinstatement as of April 15.

If Peterson is eligible to return before the start of the league year in March, he’ll have much greater flexibility — especially if he ultimately decides to try to leave Minnesota and play for a new team. He previously has suggested that it could be time to move on from the Vikings. Eventually, it will be known whether the Vikings feel the same way.

72 responses to “Peterson plans to play in 2015

  1. The Minnesota Vikings 2015 Season will mark the beginning of the Decade of Dominance.

    With Adrian Peterson coming back.
    A Franchise QB in Teddy Bridgewater.
    The Best Young defense in the NFL.
    Another year of draft picks to fix our offense line.

    We won’t lose another game, 16-0 next year.

    Bank on it.

  2. Why after free agency? Can teams sign a suspended player before he’s reinstated and he goes to the new team’s suspended list? Or is he off limits until he is reinstated?

  3. Peterson still de not get it. He has no shame in what he has done to a child. He has that usual player thought of entitlement. He can’t make out what he will do from day to day or why would anyone feel he as seen the error of his ways. We will see how much class and concern NFL teams have in cleaning up the league from bad apples.

  4. The Vikings are better off without Peterson chewing up a bunch of cap space.

    This season has shown they don’t need him as much as some of their fans think.

  5. Vikings cut Peterson due to refusal to lower contract, Immediately followed by Jerry Jones blockbuster FA addition that no one seen coming…….

  6. He’ll be back in Minnesota. Too bad Goodell, his clowns, and their ‘impartial’ arbitrator had to use Peterson as an example after botching Rice’s case. Why hasn’t Roger been fired yet?

  7. I expect the Vikings to trade him. It will do three things, Lower the cap, get needed Draft picks to plug the few holes in the Offensive line and defensive secondary depth.
    Clear the Vikings from the Court of Public Opinion.
    There are a lot of Holier than Thou Hypocrites shooting off their mouths. I like to see some of the
    Skeletons in their closets!
    The Vikings played an amazing game against one of the best teams in the League today with 1/2 of their team out with injuries. Some of the young players getting a chance to play due to these injuries
    are showing a lot of grit and toughness out there!
    Way to Go Zimm and Turner. The team actually looks better with the backups in there.

  8. A majority of the Vikings fans DON’T WANT THE CHILD ABUSER BACK.

    It would be nice to trade him, but between whipping his kid and frivolous lawsuit(s), most teams won’t want him, no matter how good he is.

  9. If lynch retires or they let him go with one year remaining I hope the hawks are smart enough to stay away from this guy. Any team that signs him should be ashamed. If you have kids and are a half decent person how could you anything but hate for this tool shed.

  10. mnvikingsfan says:

    Dec 14, 2014 8:08 PM
    A majority of the Vikings fans DON’T WANT THE CHILD ABUSER BACK.

    __________________

    I would take him over you any day.

  11. Some of these responses are over the top. The guy spanked his kid. Vick killed dogs for a hobby, went to federal prison and still came back to play……

  12. A majority of the Vikings fans do want AP back .. 71 % of star trib readers thought he should be back playing now !! mnviking you don’t speak for us at all . change your name to mnpacker fan

  13. What AP did is far worse than what Vick went to prison for, and it’s far worse that what Rice did. A dog is a dog, and Rice’s wife can leave at any point. This kid can’t pick a new dad and is traumatized for life. Violence against an innocent child is second to only murder, and child molestation. Anyone else not famous and wealthy would, never see their kids again, and be in prison! I’ll bet PFT won’t post this, as censorship and backing a brutal child abuser is for some reason acceptable to PFT, but it’s the true!

  14. While AP plan for come back player of the year, Lazzzy in Green Bay plan for McDonald and gain 200 lbs more, which would make him the quickest RB ever in NFL history. While AP is a HOF, Lazzzy is a BUST. Yes, Bust you Packers fan hear this? Bust bust bust bust. Like it or not Lazzzy a bust. You’re gonna have to deal with Vikes offense and D next year. Don’t cry Packers/fans bc Favre will come back to play for you when Rodgers is done in Green Bay ok?

  15. While AP plans for come back player of the year, Lazzzy in Green Bay plan for McDonald and gain 200 lbs more, which would make him the quickest RB ever in NFL history. While AP is a HOF, Lazzzy is a BUST. Yes, Bust you Packers fan hear this? Bust bust bust bust. Like it or not Lazzzy a bust. You’re gonna have to deal with Vikes offense and D next year. Don’t cry Packers/fans bc Favre will come back to play for you when Rodgers is done in Green Bay ok?

  16. mnvikingsfan says:
    Dec 14, 2014 8:08 PM
    A majority of the Vikings fans DON’T WANT THE CHILD ABUSER BACK.

    It would be nice to trade him, but between whipping his kid and frivolous lawsuit(s), most teams won’t want him, no matter how good he is.
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    AGAIN…for anyone that is truly paying attention: this CLOWN is posts the SAME comment every AP story. I also see him posting pro Packer messages.. ANYONE with common sense knows this MORON is a Packer fan PRAYING (likely over his picture of Shaaron Rodgers surrounded by candles) that AP doesn’t come back to the Vikes to torment them for the next few years with this up and coming squad!! 🙂
    PRAY long and hard my friend BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF VIKES FANS DO WANT AP BACK!!

  17. @robert831

    Has to be the most ridiculous statement I’ve ever read and I can only assume you’ve lead a very sheltered life.

    Kids get spanked everyday and no one goes to jail for it. AP got all the attention because of the Rice debacle. Without that, he would have gotten a slap on the wrist and it would be barely a blip on the media radar……

  18. I wanted peterson gone before this season and still want him gone now. Would have of gotten great value out of him before he slowely loses ability after hitting the wall….at least it will be easier now and more acceptable for viking fans.

    Bridgewater has shown the potential to be able to carry the team. Gotta love his calm demeanor even when he makes mistakes.

    Overdue for moving on from AP.

  19. AP WILL BE WEARING SIVER & BLACK & HE’LL BE PLAYING IN LA IN 2015 ALONG WITH DEZ BRYANT NADAMUKONG SUH AND DERELLE REVIS . CHUCKIE WILL BE THE RAIDERS HC AND REX RYAN THE DC . RAIDERS DRAFT BAMA WR AMARI COOPER IN THE 1st RD & RB MELVIN GORDON IN TE 2ND RD . BOOK IT ! ONCE THEY MOVE BACK TO LA THE WHOLE NFL WILL WANT TO BE RAIDERS 100 % FOR SURE.

  20. Peterson still de not get it. He has no shame in what he has done to a child. He has that usual player thought of entitlement.
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    This clown reads a few articles and he now knows a person? None of you know AP. None of you.

  21. robert831
    Dec 14, 2014, 9:04 PM CST
    What AP did is far worse than what Vick went to prison for, and it’s far worse that what Rice did. A dog is a dog, and Rice’s wife can leave at any point. This kid can’t pick a new dad and is traumatized for life. Violence against an innocent child is second to only murder, and child molestation. Anyone else not famous and wealthy would, never see their kids again, and be in prison! I’ll bet PFT won’t post this, as censorship and backing a brutal child abuser is for some reason acceptable to PFT, but it’s the true!
    ——–
    You are a piece of garbage. Vick orchestrated the murder of many dogs. AP disciplined his child. PFT should revoke your right to post.

  22. If so many of you consider what Peterson did child abuse, then a large number of moms and dads in this country are also child abusers, because spanking your kids with a switch or a belt is actually still common place in many communities in this country.

    if you didn’t whip your kids when they got out of line, you would be seen as a bad parent. And in other places, you either whip your kids, or the police will do it for you.

    So stop this crap about child abuse. And to those of you saying what Peterson did was worse than ray rice or Vick, heck, I read a comment not long ago saying what he did was no different than oj, you are the definition of over reactionary and unreasonable. And flat out stupid.

  23. cougar69rt03 says: Dec 14, 2014 9:32 PM

    A majority of the Vikings fans do want AP back .. 71 % of star trib readers thought he should be back playing now !! mnviking you don’t speak for us at all . change your name to mnpacker fan
    ======================

    Your first mistake is believing the Star Trib!

    I guess that maybe you and I hang out in different crowds…..I hang out with business owners, season ticket holders and luxury box owners. You prob hang out on Hennepin Ave!

  24. taintedsaints2009 says:
    Dec 14, 2014 11:13 PM

    If so many of you consider what Peterson did child abuse, then a large number of moms and dads in this country are also child abusers, because spanking your kids with a switch or a belt is actually still common place in many communities in this country.

    if you didn’t whip your kids when they got out of line, you would be seen as a bad parent. And in other places, you either whip your kids, or the police will do it for you.

    So stop this crap about child abuse. And to those of you saying what Peterson did was worse than ray rice or Vick, heck, I read a comment not long ago saying what he did was no different than oj, you are the definition of over reactionary and unreasonable. And flat out stupid.
    ==================================
    That’s right, parents! If your kids get out of line, make sure you whip them, leave raised welts on their bodies, hit their genitals, and shove leaves in their mouths- and if you can’t the police will do it for you!

    Hitting your kids is lazy parenting. If hitting were the answer, then we should allow bosses to hit their subordinates, men to hit their wives if they don’t listen, etc. If your kid plays near the oven, make sure to turn the burner on and press their hand on it. You know, educate them- because hitting gets results!

  25. Wow. Some of the AP haters really have their panties twisted.

    Get some perspective. He went through the justice system. The legal proceedings are over. The NFL wants to punish him in addition over and above civil law and they are.

    I’m not sure how much blood you think you can squeeze out of this, but AP is coming back and, before long, people are going to start ignoring the haters that are living in the past.

  26. ldbeachtecorion61 says:
    Dec 14, 2014 8:05 PM

    I expect the Vikings to trade him. It will do three things, Lower the cap, get needed Draft picks to plug the few holes in the Offensive line and defensive secondary depth.
    Clear the Vikings from the Court of Public Opinion.
    There are a lot of Holier than Thou Hypocrites shooting off their mouths. I like to see some of the
    Skeletons in their closets!
    The Vikings played an amazing game against one of the best teams in the League today with 1/2 of their team out with injuries. Some of the young players getting a chance to play due to these injuries
    are showing a lot of grit and toughness out there!
    Way to Go Zimm and Turner. The team actually looks better with the backups in there.

    ——————————————————

    Gonna be a tough sell with that contract, age, and baggage, add in the talent that is coming out at rb in the next draft. I could see a team with a closing window like NE or Denver giving maybe a 3 or 4th rounder, but he would have to take a paycut.

  27. I can’t wait for AP to sue the NFL and for another cover up/lie to come to light. We have already seen Rice win against the all might Goodell and next is AP and the fact that he was sold the exempt list as time served by Troy Vincent.

    The NFL doesn’t care about domestic violence, since 2006 they haven’t handed down more then a 2 game suspension for it and most of the players got off with no suspension. AP is all about trying to save face with the sponsors and owners and he thinks the fans are dumb enough to just go along with it. Or he simply doesn’t care because he thinks the NFL is too big to fail.

  28. Not having Peterson for all but one game this year has been difficult for the Vikings, but by having to focus on the passing game offensively has demonstrated just how well Bridgewater can play.

    The Vikings will welcome Peterson back in 2015 will make the Vikings contenders. He now doesn’t have to always carry the team, and with an passing game that opponents have to take notice of, Peterson may be able to achieve results without having to run 30+ times each game.

    I can only speak for myself – not every Vikings fan – but I am happy for Peterson to return. He will no longer be the face of the franchise, but he is still able to do so much in and for the local community, even if there will be many who will probably want to distance themselves.

  29. Most of you sad sacks are just sitting there drooling, hoping your team signs him if he is released. It’s a simple equation. If AD is okay to play on another team, it’s okay for him to play on the Vikings. If he is NOT okay to play on the Vikings, he is NOT okay to play anywhere else.

    All of you people labeling him a child abuser and his “attack” was “brutal” seem to be unaware he was convicted of a misdemeanor — you know, like jay-walking? The COURT had all the evidence and made that verdict. YOU people have nothing but hearsay but feel YOU are qualified to condemn him.

    I truly hope your own bosses judge YOU with the same level of acrimony you exhibit in the Peterson case.

  30. This issue has Viking fans worked up. It creates so much anger and takes up so much of their time, they have been forced to cut back on their insults and putdowns on Packer stories. Now it’s getting serious.

  31. robert831 says:

    What AP did is far worse than what Vick went to prison for, and it’s far worse that what Rice did. A dog is a dog, and Rice’s wife can leave at any point. This kid can’t pick a new dad and is traumatized for life.
    _________________________

    The kid is traumatized? How do you know that?

    Then why did his son (on a recent supervised visit) come running up and jump in AP’s lap and hug him?

    That doesn’t sound like the kid wants to pick a new dad or that he is traumatized.

    Try posting facts – not myths.

  32. The kid is traumatized? How do you know that?

    Then why did his son (on a recent supervised visit) come running up and jump in AP’s lap and hug him?

    That doesn’t sound like the kid wants to pick a new dad or that he is traumatized.

    Try posting facts – not myths.

    The kid was told to do that or he was gonna get himself a whoopin.

  33. AP was won in his disciplining of his child. No denying that. But not only was this his first offense, but he is being persecuted more than anyone else for a first offense. No one else has had to lose as much and lose part of their livelihood for a year for the same offense. This is the definition of overkill on the NFL’s part. Goodell and the arbitrator are not PHD’s in human behavior. So how can they say his remorse is not up to par on a 60 minute phone call? He should have been re-instated right away. take 6 game checks and time served for playing time. Game over. He should not be a poster child for discipline. He has made millions for the NFL. This is not how you say thank you.

  34. You are wrong, mnvikingsfan. In many polls, the significant majority of Vikings fans think he missed enough time and have no issue with taking him back. I’ve seen polls go as high as 85% in favor of him coming back. Therefore, I suggest you get your facts right.

  35. I wish you pathetic jealous small minded people would stop speaking for ALL MINNESOTANS I for one want Peterson to stay right here in Minnesota purple!! Which I think has damn good chance, The Vikes will ask him to renegotiate his contract wich he will do! Petersons new deal will fetch him some where in the 9 mill per year for 4 year range. Bridgewater wants Peterson in the backfield. Defense’s will put eight in the box , Which means Bridgewater has one on one coverage. Without Peterson no one respects the Vikings running game!! Petterson has to way getting a fresh start vs playing his whole career with one team somthing not many players get an opportunity to do!

  36. If he had played, Vikings win the division, guaranteed!!!
    Can you imagine if he was there to keep the D honest and give Teddy and Norv turner 1 extra second???

  37. just shows how low Vikings fan will sink, just dismiss what this moron did and concern yourselves with football, you never won with him, you wouldnt win anything if he came back, you need a QB and little Teddy is not the guy, you may be better off trying to trade for Cutler, he is done with Bears.

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