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Vikings’ Peterson not expected at offseason workouts

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was reinstated by the NFL on Friday, is not expected at the team’s offseason workouts this week.

Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote Sunday that Peterson would receive $250,000 if he reported to the Vikings camp, but “nobody expects him to report under any circumstances.”

Peterson returned to active status for the first time since September, when child-abuse charges involving his 4-year-old son led to seven months on the sideline.

Peterson was informed via a letter from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that he is expected to satisfy his obligations to authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as additional counseling and treatment commitments Peterson made April 7 during a meeting with Goodell, the league said in a statement Thursday.

Peterson and his agent, Ben Dogra, have made it clear that the 30-year-old running back does not want to stay with Minnesota. The teams that have been floated as possible landing spots for Peterson are the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders.

However, the Vikings have said repeatedly that Peterson is under contract, they have no plans to trade him and expect him to play for the Vikings this season.

Peterson’s contract calls for a $12.75 million salary this season and doesn’t expire for three more years.

“The Minnesota Vikings have been informed by the NFL that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated,” the team said in a statement released after the NFL’s announcement last week. “We look forward to Adrian rejoining the Vikings.”

Peterson has spent his entire career with the Vikings. Since being drafted out of Oklahoma in 2007, he has rushed for 10,190 yards and scored 86 touchdowns.


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