Adrian Peterson's Agent: Vikings don't plan on releasing him

BY foxsports • March 19, 2015

By Darren Hartwell

The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson haven’t always seen eye to eye. According to his agent, though, the two parties finally are on the same page.

Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, informed multiple news outlets Wednesday night that Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman told him the team has no plans to release his client.

“It was important for me to relay the position the Vikings are taking to Adrian,” Dogra told FOX Sports. “I want to make sure there is absolutely no confusion whatsoever.”

There certainly had been some confusion before that, as rumors swirled regarding whether the 29-year-old would play for Minnesota in 2015. Team president Mark Wilf said in February that the Vikings would “love” to have Peterson back, but reports later surfaced that Peterson wanted to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys and that his agent and Vikings executives weren’t seeing eye-to-eye.

The other factor, of course, is that Peterson still is on the commissioner’s exempt list as a result of his child abuse charges and could remain on the list until his charges are resolved. Peterson is under contract with Minnesota through 2017.

While the Vikings might not release Peterson, they still have the option of trading him, and the Arizona Cardinals are among the teams interested in his services.

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