Adrian Peterson In Stalemate With The Vikings
Adrian Peterson is in talks with the Dallas Cowboys. He is “under contract through 2017 but the remaining years are unguaranteed,” according to TwinCities.com.
Peterson has been disappointed with the way the team handled his suspension following charges of child abuse filed against him. Answering whether or not he would return, he replied that he is “uneasy” about it.
The deal between the Vikings and Peterson is still in murky waters, as Peterson said nothing has been resolved yet. Peterson’s father did mention the running back’s disgruntlement and claimed that the two sides still haven’t met.
Peterson is bound to earn $12.75 million in 2015, $14.75 million in 2016 and $15.75 million in 2017. The Cowboys were reluctant to pay the amount charged by DeMarco Murray compared to what was paid to him by the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN.
The question remains as to whether the Cowboys will pay for an aging star when they can approach a more talented and younger running back.
The probable answer is “no.” However, if there is a chance of exception, Peterson could still be chosen.
His father refused to comment on the status of the negotiation between Peterson and Vikings. “I’m not going to say who’s going to be at the meeting; I can’t comment on that.”
However, he indicated the meeting can take place “by the end of the week.”
A source close to Peterson denied a scheduled meeting any time in the future.
“There’s no meeting,” the source said. “Adrian hasn’t told him (father) or anyone else what he wants to do. The Vikings are in control of the situation.”