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The Oakland Tribune's Jerry McDonald doubts the Raiders would trade for Adrian Peterson.

Owner Mark Davis was resolutely against Oakland acquiring Greg Hardy this offseason because of his off-field issues, and McDonald believes that sentiment makes any deal for Peterson unlikely. There is also the issue of compensation. The Raiders are not just one player away from competing, and they would be better served using any picks they would use to land Peterson on young, inexpensive talent. Peterson could still find his way to Oakland, but it does not appear to be the most likely outcome.
Apr 18 - 12:41 PM

An NFL general manager told Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman that he believes the Raiders are "right there" in the mix to trade for Adrian Peterson.

ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson adds that he "keeps hearing" Oakland connected to Peterson. GM Reggie McKenzie has been trying to add star power and Peterson certainly fits the bill. The Raiders are one team with the cap space to take on A.D.'s $12.75 million cap hit. It's definitely concerning for Latavius Murray owners that McKenzie has seemed hellbent on adding talent to his backfield, first flirting with DeMarco Murray and now Peterson. The Raiders have ties to Peterson, having hired his old offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave to replace departed OC Greg Olson.
Apr 17 - 11:39 AM

NFL removed Vikings RB Adrian Peterson from the exempt/commissioner's list.

As a condition of his reinstatement, Peterson must maintain an "ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors." The question now becomes where Peterson will be playing in 2015. He appears dead set against returning to the Vikings, but at least so far, they've appeared dead set on keeping him. Due $44.25 million over the next three seasons, Peterson would almost certainly have to restructure his contract as part of any trade.
Apr 16 - 2:10 PM

Suspended RB Adrian Peterson is officially eligible for reinstatement Wednesday.

However, nothing formal is expected to happen today. Peterson's "application" asking for reinstatement came in the form of a meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell recently. The NFL will continue to drag its feet in the matter.
Apr 15 - 9:15 AM

ESPN's Mark Dominik -- a former NFL GM with the Buccaneers -- believes Adrian Peterson's trade value is a first-round pick and two second-rounders.

Dominik acknowledges no team would likely be willing to give up that much for Peterson, who turned 30 last month and is owed $13 million in salary and bonuses. Nevertheless, it's interesting that such compensation would even be thrown around. Former Browns GM Phil Savage suggested that a second-round pick would be "a more reasonable haul" for a team trading for Peterson.
Apr 12 - 2:39 PM

Vikings CB Jabari Price pleaded guilty to a careless driving charge.

Price was arrested for suspicion of DWI on December 29. As part of his deal, Price agreed to 30 days of home monitoring, enrolled in substance abuse education, and paid a $300 fine. He may still face league discipline. A seventh-round pick last season, Price appeared in 14 games his rookie year.
Apr 11 - 1:28 PM

SI's Peter King calls the Jaguars his "upset special" team that could trade for Adrian Peterson.

It's an obvious long shot, as King notes, but the Jaguars are still $32 million-plus under the cap and flirted with DeMarco Murray in free agency as they search for a foundation back. They weren't willing to meet Murray's $8 million-per-year asking price, so it's hard to see them trading a premium draft pick and paying Peterson's $12.75 million salary. The Jaguars aren't run by Gene Smith anymore.
Apr 8 - 8:58 AM

Vikings signed C John Sullivan to a one-year extension through 2017.

Sullivan was set to make $4.65 million in both 2015 and 2016 before his contract expired. Now he'll get base salaries of $7 million in 2015, $5.5 million in 2016 and $5.5 million in 2017. It's a well-deserved raise for the 29-year-old Sullivan, who has been one of the game's top centers since turning his career around in 2011.
Apr 7 - 8:42 AM

According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, Adrian Peterson's "dream scenario" is he's traded to the Cowboys.

The Cowboys have long been linked to "All Day." They'd have to get creative with the salary cap to pull it off, but one way to make it work is to make CB Brandon Carr a post-June 1 cut and do the deal later this summer when the money becomes available. Cole also mentions the Colts and Cardinals as possible Peterson suitors. We don't see the fit in Indianapolis with Frank Gore now there, but Arizona has been right there with Dallas as the most likely landing spot for A.D.
Apr 6 - 6:28 PM

Adrian Peterson's meeting with the NFL is taking place on Tuesday.

Seven months after the fact, Peterson's situation might finally be resolved. There's a good chance he's removed from the commissioner's exempt list on Tuesday, forcing a showdown in his standoff with the Vikings.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 6 - 1:29 PM

Adrian Peterson will meet with the NFL this week to discuss his reinstatement.

Despite months of legal wrangling, Peterson remains on the commissioner's exempt list. His first chance to get reinstated off that list comes April 15, one week from Wednesday. Peterson is expected to get the green light, which will further open the question of where he'll be playing in 2015. He's trying to force his way out of Minnesota despite being under contract for three more years at a total of $44.25 million. The Cardinals and Cowboys are the teams most commonly linked to trading for the three-time first-team All-Pro.
Apr 6 - 7:22 AM

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling believes Terence Newman will be given "every chance" to be the starting left cornerback.

Even though he is heading into his age-37 season, Newman has the edge on Captain Munnerlyn and Josh Robinson for the starting job opposite Xavier Rhodes thanks to his experience in coach Mike Zimmer's system. Zimmer and Newman were together in Dallas and Cincinnati, and Newman had successful runs under Zimmer in both stops. Newman will be a big part of the Vikings' secondary in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 4 - 12:13 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling believes FS Harrison Smith could get a contract extension before the season begins.

The Vikings will likely exercise the fifth-year option on the 2012 first-round pick, but an extension would allow Minnesota to keep Smith on a more cap-friendly deal. Smith picked off five passes and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 safety last season. He just turned 26 in February.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 4 - 11:58 AM

Vikings signed LS Kevin McDermott, formerly of the 49ers.

McDermott, 25, was Vikings P Jeff Locke's long snapper at UCLA.
Apr 3 - 1:27 PM

Vikings signed DE Caesar Rayford,

Rayford, 29, was out of the league last season after appearing in seven games for the Cowboys in 2013. He received some attention after notching five sacks in the 2013 preseason. The former CFLer will compete for a final roster spot.
Apr 3 - 10:20 AM


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