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NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Jets, Lions & Vikings

Adrian Peterson

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been doing some “light” running in recent weeks.
  • According to Florio, Peterson is still receiving treatment for his knee after he underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus back in September.
  • Florio adds that Peterson’s timetable to return remains at some point in December.

Jets

  • Rich Cimini of ESPN writes that veteran QB Tony Romo could make sense for the Jets, depending on their approach to the offseason.
  • If the Jets and GM Mike Maccagnan stay in win-now mode and looking to add more veteran players to their roster, Cimini believes Romo would be worth pursuing.
  • However, if Maccagnan starts the process of getting younger, bringing in a veteran quarterback who’s 37 years old and has dealt with injuries in recent years wouldn’t make a lot of sense for them.
  • Dallas would have a tough time trading Romo, considering that it would result in a $19.6 million charge, but it’s possible they could designate him as a post-June 1 release, which would reduce that cap hit down to $10.7 million and give them $14 million in cap savings.

Lions

  • While it seemed like LB Jon Bostic was going to be the obvious player to bring back from injured reserve, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that waiting for RB Ameer Abdullah to return from his foot injury later on in the year could have a larger impact in the end, even if they wouldn’t get him back until the playoffs.

Vikings

  • Joel Corry points out that the Vikings will carry¬†a $1.65 million cap charge in 2017 for cutting K Blair Walsh on Tuesday.