3/22KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Vikings | Adrian Peterson not worried about contract status: Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is entering the final year of his contract, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star...[+] Tribune. He is due $10.7 million this year, and if a salary cap is in place, the Vikings are likely going to want to renegotiate that amount. 'You'd like to get him under contract, and I'm sure and I know we're going to make every effort to get that done,' said head coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier went on to say the team wants Peterson to spend his entire career with the Vikings. Peterson, however, doesn't sound too concerned with getting a new deal before he steps back on the field. He said he has been watching how different organizations act, and how the Vikings act toward him. 'I thought maybe -- after a few years of doing good -- there would be a deal by now. But whatever. That's OK. I'm not desperately concerned about a contract,' Peterson said.
News -- February 2011
2/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Vikings | Will rework Adrian Petersons deal: Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman acknowledged Thursday, Feb. 24, RB Adrian Peterson's contract...[+] is going to have to get addressed once a new collective bargaining agreement is in place, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Peterson is due to make a base salary of $10,720 million in 2011, the final season of his rookie contract. Peterson is technically signed for 2012 but that year of the deal will void. If a salary cap returns, Peterson's cap figure would be $12,775 million for this coming season, and the Vikings would like to restructure that.
News -- January 2011
1/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Vikings | Adrian Peterson would like new deal: Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson would like a new contract but added that he is not pushing his agent or the team for a deal,...[+] according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Petersons current deal voids after next season. '(A new deal) would be nice but Im not really pressing for anything. Im in a pretty good situation so well let the chips fall where they may,' Peterson said.
1/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Vikings | Emmitt Smith advises Adrian Peterson to hold out: Former NFL RB Emmitt Smith said one of the top offseason priorities for the Minnesota Vikings should be to re-sign RB Adrian Peterson...[+] to a long-term contract, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Smith went so far as to say he would hold out if he were Peterson and the Vikings didn't come up with a suitable long-term deal. Peterson's current contract, which pays him a base salary of $10.7 million in 2011, expires after next season. 'I believe the Minnesota Vikings shouldn't force Adrian to (hold out),' Smith said. 'It's amazing how teams want players to be committed to them, but they aren't committed to players. In Adrian Peterson's case, he is a special kind of guy. And if the Minnesota Vikings believe in Adrian Peterson the way I think they do, then they will do something so that he doesn't have to make that decision to hold out.'
1/13KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Vikings | Adrian Peterson remains focal point of offense: Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday, Jan. 12, that regardless of the future offensive scheme, RB Adrian...[+] Peterson remains the focal point of the offense, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. 'I wouldn't want to get away from Adrian Peterson no matter what we do,' Frazier said. 'He's the focal point. So, any conversation I would have with anybody about our offense -- it would be clear to them that it starts with Adrian Peterson and everything else kind of evolves off of that.'