Skip to main content

Adrian Peterson won't show up at Vikings' OTAs, sources say

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Multiple reports say that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not attend Vikings organized team activities (OTAs) when they get underway on Tuesday.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press quotes a source who says Peterson will stay away from the voluntary workouts but the reason is not clear.

Peterson had been unhappy with what he considered a lack of support from within the Vikings' organization while he addressed child abuse charges last season.

Peterson has informed Vikings coach Mike Zimmer that he will not be attending the OTAs and will remain in Texas, a source tells the Associated Press.

Peterson missed 15 games last season because of the child-abuse incident, but was reinstated on April 15.

According to the Pioneer Press, Peterson is not required to attend the OTAs, but he will forego a $250,000 workout bonus if he does not take part in 90 percent of the upcoming OTAs and minicamps.

The first mandatory activity for players is a minicamp on June 16-18.

Peterson, 30, has three years left on his contract with the Vikings, which is worth more than $44 million, the Pioneer Press notes. The team has said it has no plans to trade Peterson.

The Vikings begin training camp at the end of July, and their first preseason game is Aug. 9 against Pittsburgh in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 2.49.44 PM

Strike vote set for 15,000 Minnesota nurses

If the nurses walk off the job, Minnesota would be home to one of the largest nurses strikes in U.S. history.

DSC_8611

Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban

A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.

zipper merge, construction

6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding

The projects extend to areas all across the state.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9

The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 11.27.17 AM

Takeaways from Minneapolis' new gun violence report

The rise in violent crime in Minneapolis is showing signs of plateauing.

bmw-g1a1c50760_1280

Man, woman arrested after shots fired from BMW at 3 motorcyclists

The driver of the BMW led police on a chase, driving the wrong way on state highways.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 2.02.48 PM

Drive Shack Inc. announces upcoming 'Puttery' venue in Minneapolis

The growing business backed by Rory McIlroy is coming to the Twin Cities.

Screen Shot 2022-08-08 at 7.13.33 AM

BCA: Man was 'running towards' deputy with knife before fatal shooting

The Minnesota BCA has identified the four deputies who fired weapons.

Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

MN Gun Owners Caucus won't endorse gubernatorial candidate in 2022

The organization endorsed Scott Jensen for Minnesota Senate in 2016.

WCCO building

Man who threw gun on WCCO roof charged with murder, manslaughter

The man originally lied and claimed someone else shot the victim.

Related