Vik­ings GM says Peter­son’s sta­tus not yet de­cided

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Min­nesota Vik­ings gen­eral man­ager Rick Spiel­man says Adrian Peter­son’s sta­tus has not been de­cided, two weeks be­fore the dead­line for ex­er­cis­ing an op­tion on the run­ning back’s con­tract that would cost the club $18 mil­lion in 2017. Spiel­man ad­dressed re­porters Thurs­day for the first time since the Vik­ings fin­ished 8-8 af­ter a 5-0 start in 2016. He said he has not spo­ken with Peter­son or his rep­re­sen­ta­tives since the end of the sea­son. Spiel­man de­clined to di­rectly an­swer a ques­tion whether the al­most-32-year-old would still fit in the of­fence, but he separately praised the depth of the run­ning back class in the up­com­ing draft. Peter­son’s hefty hit to the salary cap, which in­cludes a $6 mil­lion ros­ter bonus, has made his re­turn un­cer­tain.

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