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Report: Adrian Peterson not Attending Start of Vikings’ OTAs

People in the Minnesota Vikings organization expect running back Adrian Peterson to show up this off-season for Viking workouts including Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. Peterson, who has had rumors surrounding him since last season about wanting to leave Minnesota has yet to show up for any workouts, but Zimmer remains confident Peterson will show up.

“I think I do have an indication,” Zimmer said. “It’s up to Adrian, really. He’s the guy you should ask. . . . We’d like all our players here. It’s the voluntary time of year right now and it’s his decision in what he wants to do.”

Whenever Peterson shows up, we know it won’t be at the start of the Viking’s OTAs as according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Peterson won’t be there when the Vikings start on Tuesday.

Per Tomasson:

Running back Adrian Peterson won’t be at Vikings organized team activities when they begin Tuesday, a source told the Pioneer Press on Sunday.

Peterson will remain at his home in Texas. The source couldn’t say for sure if Peterson will attend any of the team’s three OTA sessions but doesn’t expect he will.

Peterson, who missed 15 games last season because of a child-abuse incident, has been disgruntled because he has not believed some in the Minnesota organization did enough to get him back on the field last fall. The Vikings have said they will not trade Peterson, who has three years left on his contract.

Peterson is scheduled to make 13 million this upcoming season.

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