Vikings To Decline Adrian Peterson’s Option, Allow Him To Become Free Agent

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Back in September, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson suffered a serious leg injury during the second half of a game against the Green Bay Packers. It was later revealed he had a torn meniscus that would require surgery.

His health as well as his career with the Vikings were in doubt following the season, and the team made it quite clear that the Peterson era is officially over when they announced on Tuesday they would not be exercising the option on his current contract, allowing him to become a free agent.

“The Minnesota Vikings announced today the team will not exercise the 2017 option on RB Adrian Peterson’s contract. Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday, March 9.

“Adrian is an important part of the Minnesota Vikings organization,” said Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. “We will continue to have conversations with his representatives and leave our future options open while determining what is best for both parties moving forward.”

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