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Adrian Peterson Possibly Holding Out?

Now that the offseason is drawing closer we can begin to take a look a specific players that may consider using their leverage to negotiate a longterm contract. One such player could be the Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson who is still playing under his rookie contract.

Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN writes that Peterson might be looking to do just that even though he scheduled to make $10.72 million for the upcoming season. A longterm contract could be in the interest of the Vikings as well as it would give them the opportunity to renegotiate Peterson’s large 2011 salary to a price that’s more cap friendly.

Minnesota is in need of a number of upgrades on both sides of the ball so reducing this salary cap would allow them to actively pursue some players in the free agent market while locking up their best player at the same time.