Peterson’s contract includes $250,000 to be paid this offseason, but he’s expected to skip the team’s workouts.
Cole mentions that in the event that the Vikings want to “repair” the situation with Peterson, they could guarantee most the remaining money in his contract and he would “happily” report to offseason workouts.
There are still issues between Peterson and Vikings president Kevin Warren, but Cole believes this situation is repairable.
However, Cole’s sources have said that there’s still a chance that Peterson could try to force his way out of Minnesota, depending on how far he wants to take this situation.
Peterson, 29, 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).
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.