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Vikings' Adrian Peterson on absence from OTAs: 'It's business'
by R.J. White |

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said in a statement on Wednesday that his absence from OTAs has "nothing to do with wanting to be traded," ESPN reports.

"The reason I'm not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It's about securing my future with the Vikings. It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings."

It was reported earlier Wednesday that coach Mike Zimmer said that Peterson could "either play for us or not play." The running back has expressed frustration with team management for not showing him support during his legal case for child abuse.

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Vikings' Zimmer says Peterson 'can either play for us or not play'
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he isn't worried about disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson's absence from OTAs, saying that Peterson "can either play for us or not play."

Peterson has been steadfast in his desire to leave Minnesota and the Vikings have been equally resolute in keeping the All-Pro running back in the fold. The stalemate figures to go on for quite a while, but Zimmer is focusing his energies elsewhere. 

"I'm not worried about it," he said. "I got 89 guys out here I'm coaching and trying to get better."

Peterson is frustrated with management in Minnesota for not showing him support through his legal case for child abuse. Peterson has not participated in any offseason activities so far, but skipping workouts will cost him $250,000 in bonuses if he does not attend 90 percent of OTAs and minicamps.

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Report: Vikings' Adrian Peterson won't attend OTAs on Tuesday
by Brandon Wise |

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is reportedly set to skip organized team activities on Tuesday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Peterson is frustrated with management in Minnesota for not showing him support through his legal case for child abuse. Peterson has not participated in any offseason activities so far, but skipping Tuesday's workout will cost him $250,000 in bonuses if he does not attend 90 percent of OTAs and minicamps.

Peterson has three years, $44.25 million left on his contract with Minnesota.

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Vikings' Zimmer says Peterson won't have issues with return
by Sean d'Oliveira |

If Vikings running back Adrian Peterson eventually decides to report to the team, coach Mike Zimmer said he doesn't anticipate there being any problems with Peterson and the team, reports

"That's a lot of ifs, nuts and candies and buts, there," Zimmer said. "I don't think there will be any issues, no."

Peterson, 30, is under contract with the Vikings for the next three seasons, but he has yet to attend any of the team's voluntary workouts during the offseason. Peterson missed 15 games last season due to being placed on the commissioner's exempt list.

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Adrian Peterson's agent wants long-term commitment from Vikings
by Shawn Krest |

After the agent for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson tried unsuccessfully to get his client traded, he asked the team to commit to Peterson long term. 

On Thursday night, agent Ben Dogra said that the Vikings told him Peterson was not going to be traded.

"One of the things that I appreciate with the Vikings is their resolve to say 'we're not trading him,'" Dogra told USA TODAY. "That tells me they value him not only as a football player, but what he's done for the organization. ... But actions speak louder than words. If that's going to happen, and you want to keep him, then show him a commitment to make him retire as a Viking."

That commitment would include guaranteeing part of Peterson's $46 million contract owed him over the next three years. 

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