Adrian Peterson missing workouts isn’t an unusual thing

AP

Adrian Peterson isn’t expected when the Vikings begin voluntary workouts today, but that’s not necessarily anything new.

But he apparently isn’t costing himself any money in the process, either.

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press points out that Peterson has routinely skipped the start of offseason workouts, so him skipping today isn’t necessarily a sign he’s disgruntled.

(Of course, the messages sent forth by his agent this offseason make it clear the veteran running back is far from gruntled with the Vikings at the moment).

At least today’s absence won’t necessarily cost him anything. The report says that Peterson’s $250,000 workout bonus is tied to 90 percent attendance at OTAs and minicamps, rather than just the conditioning work that’s happening now.

Instead, he’s working out in Houston, waiting to see if he’s traded before those OTAs start. And with $13 million headed his way this year, that workout bonus might not be enough to modify his behavior anyway.

33 responses to “Adrian Peterson missing workouts isn’t an unusual thing

  1. As a big-time PACK guy, I do not want to see AP back in purple. Him and a second year Teddy would be pretty lethal. Wouldn’t mind him coming over to the PACK though! With Rogers career a little bit on the decline, this could be the missing piece. Just wishful thinking I guess? Anyways best of luck to him. GO PACK!!!!

  2. I find it more interesting that AP hasn’t actually said he wants to be traded, and that his agent has been noticeably silent for weeks now.

    I still think it was all a brilliant ploy to assure that the Vikings didn’t ask him to take a pay cut.

  3. Just think of the goodwill he could generate and the message he could offer the fans….by showing up.

    He’s a self-centered egotistical “victim.” He doesn’t deserve the respect the Vikings have shown him.

  4. The Minnesota Vikings need to snitch on adrian peterson (like the yankees did to a-rod) in an attempt to get out from under his salary and low character personality.

  5. Dogra was recently fired by JJ Watt as well has his long-time firm. Peterson would be wise to do the same thing. Peterson does one thing well, and that’s play running back. He’s proven he’s not very intelligent off the field. He’s getting horrible advice from his people and it’s glaringly obvious that the only thing Dogra cares about is his next commission check.

  6. Dogra has been silent recently. If he took his marching orders from AP to make statements about wanting out, then he must be taking marching orders to shut up right now.

    I still think AP gets a new guaranteed contract for 4 years. Not necessarily a raise, but $20 mil guaranteed.

  7. ariani1985 says:
    Apr 20, 2015 8:42 AM
    And our little sisters to the east choking in playoff games is a USUAL thing
    //////////////////////////////////////////

    I will agree that making it to the postseason has become a normal thing for the Packers.

    As far as choking…yeah they choked away a great opportunity. But knowing the likelihood of returning deep into the postseason next year makes choking easier to deal with.

    It’s certainly easier to deal with than “eating it” year-after-year…as the Vikings do.

  8. His agent’s messages make clear the fact that his agent wants him to sign a new contract elsewhere because it would benefit his agent for AP to do so.
    Just so we’re clear.

  9. conormacleod says:
    Apr 20, 2015 8:33 AM

    I find it more interesting that AP hasn’t actually said he wants to be traded, and that his agent has been noticeably silent for weeks now.

    I still think it was all a brilliant ploy to assure that the Vikings didn’t ask him to take a pay cut.
    __________

    You could be right. On the other hand, maybe the Vikings told them to keep their mouths shut because they’re trying to make a trade.

  10. The Minnesota Vikings history begins and ends with Grandpa talking about the glory years. Where the Vikings set a record for SB losses by an NFL team and came away with 0 World Championships.

    In the last decade, the Packers have won more playoff games than the Vikings have participated in.

    SKOLOLOLOL

  11. “And our little sisters to the east choking in playoff games is a USUAL thing”
    ——–
    How did they end up winning the SB less than 4 seasons ago?

  12. “So true, it is not like Eddie Lacey skipping a meal.”

    ……or Teddy Bridgewater practicing his two-handed overhead passes…..you know….because his hands are so small.

  13. It was just reported that AP has a lifetime playoff record of 1-2!!. Can anybody confirm this?? Why would we want to pay $13M to a guy with that much choke in his system??

  14. “It was just reported that AP has a lifetime playoff record of 1-2!!. Can anybody confirm this?? Why would we want to pay $13M to a guy with that much choke in his system??”

    Because it’s better to have choke in your system than on your kids. That’s what the switch is for.

  15. Why would he show up? All he has been doing for the past 6 months is banging the drum that he wanted to play again. You think as a man he would show up and hang with his teammates a minimum to try to repair leaving them hanging last year.

    What bugs me about AP is that he somehow has turned his blame to the Vikings and not himself. I guess it is time for him to move on if that is the kind of teammate he is going to be.

    Vikings will take a step back without him and another team will take a step forward. Send him to the AFC. Do not let Jerry get AP.

  16. drrustbelt…the vikings could get out of Adrian’s contract at any time this year and they could’ve last year. He has nothing guaranteed left. This isn’t baseball

  17. “drrustbelt…the vikings could get out of Adrian’s contract at any time this year and they could’ve last year. He has nothing guaranteed left. This isn’t baseball”

    Apparently you know nothing about NFL contracts. It isn’t about being able to get out of the contract, it is about the cap hit that they would have to eat. It’d definitely smaller in the later years, but the problem is that a trade partner would have to take on the ridiculous salaries that he is owed for the remaining 3 years due to the Vikings vastly overpaying him in a horrible contract.

  18. Minnesota spending hundreds of millions of dollars to make a project building “art deco” while their infrastructure tumbles to the earth below is a usual thing.

  19. Can you blame Peterson for staying home? According to Moss, the food is lousy, the team stinks and it would take weeks to wash the stench off if he did show up.

    Let Check Down Teddy practice his passing 5 yards down the field while Kalil gets fitted for a new pair of roller skates.

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