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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.
Speaking after his team selected cornerback Trae Waynes with the 11th pick of the draft,
"Nothing has changed with Adrian, end of story," Spielman said, curtly, per 1500ESPN.com.
Spielman answered similarly when faced with a follow-up question. He said earlier this week that he had "no interest" in dealing the running back.
Peterson grew up near Dallas, and has expressed his interest not to play for the Vikings this season after his suspension in 2014. But Minnesota remains steadfast in its position to keep Peterson, and the Cowboys have had very little to say about the matter heading into Thursday's draft.
Various teams are reportedly interested in acquiring Peterson. He was recently reinstated by the NFL after missing 15 games last season due to being placed on the commissioner's exempt list.
Peterson is under contract with the Vikings for the next three seasons. He has yet to attend any of the team's voluntary workouts during the offseason.
"But I think if our organization didn't believe in Adrian Peterson, he probably still wouldn't be here today," Spielman said, per 1500ESPN.com. "That's from our ownership on down. We believe in Adrian Peterson, but we also know we're a pretty good football team with Adrian in our backfield."
The claim is that a deal for Peterson must be made by Friday or Peterson will stay with Minnesota. That will be contingent on Arizona's ability or inability to identify its future featured back. Peterson could bring the Vikings a second-round pick.
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