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Adrian Peterson: “It Would Be Nice” To Be In Dallas

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said that “it would be nice” to come to Dallas, according to Mike Leslie of WFAA-TV.

“I’ve got family here, my dad’s here. But I’m under contract, so we’ll see,” Peterson added.

The Cowboys continue to come up as a potential option for Peterson, even though the Vikings have made it clear that they plan on having him for the start of the season.

Earlier today, Vikings GM Rick Spielman tried to put an end to the speculation.

We can just end the Adrian Peterson stuff. Our position has not changed,” Spielman said. “We have no interest in trading Adrian Peterson.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also mentioned that they’re “highly unlikely” to trade draft picks for a player at this point in the year, per Brandon George.

On top of that, reports from earlier in the week said that the Cowboys are not in the running Peterson while the Cardinals aren’t willing to part with a first-round pick to acquire him.

Peterson, 30, still has another three years remaining on his seven-year, $96 million contract that included $36 million guaranteed. Over the next three years, Peterson stands to make base salaries of $12.75 million (2015), $14.75 million (2016), and $16.75 million (2017).

As for his cap figures, the Vikings are looking at $15.4 million (2015), $15 million (2016), and $17 million (2017).

According to OverTheCap.com, trading Peterson would free up $13 million in available cap space and create $2.4 million dead money.

Peterson appeared in just one game for the Vikings and ran for 75 yards on 21 carries (3.6 YPC) while adding two receptions for 18 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

 

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