Skip to main content

Peter King: Peterson still wants out; Cowboys could play a role


Monday Morning Quarterback's Peter King has been told that Adrian Peterson doesn't want to play for the Minnesota Vikings.

King writes:

"Adrian Peterson hasn’t changed his mind about wanting out of Minnesota, I’m told. And if a certain domino falls—Jacksonville or Oakland overpaying DeMarco Murray and pulling him out of Dallas—then Jerry Jones might be willing to deal a good pick for Peterson ..."

Murray's chances of staying with the Cowboys seem to be diminishing. He removed all affiliation to the Cowboys from his Twitter profile and he's being pursued by multiple teams, including the Eagles, Jaguars and Raiders, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports.

But what can the Vikings get back in a trade involving Peterson? ESPN's John Clayton told 1500ESPN that the best-case scenario is a fourth-round pick.

Peterson had a meeting on Monday with Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf and General Manager Rick Spielman. Details about what was discussed are unclear, but Peterson did say he's "waiting to see what happens."

Those five words, as taken by Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, could mean that Peterson attended the meeting to make a formal request to be traded.

"Those five words say a lot. It means the ball currently isn’t in Peterson’s court, that he’s anticipating an answer or an action by the Wilfs and/or the Vikings.

"Which strengthens the notion that Peterson told coach Mike Zimmer and G.M. Rick Spielman last week that Peterson wants out, and that he went to New York on Monday to make the request formally of the only men with the power to accommodate him."

Per usual with the Peterson situation... stay tuned.

Next Up

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 9.59.30 AM

Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 9.03.06 AM

Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove

Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 7.36.14 AM

Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire

Authorities estimate the damage at around $75,000.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 7.15.18 AM

Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday

It bears similarities to the flash-mob style thefts seen recently in California.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games

The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov gets into the holiday spirit to rout Jets

Kirill Kaprizov's four points led the Wild to a 7-1 victory.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Cure to Vikings' disrupted season lies in an explosive passing game

The Vikings go to San Francisco knowing that a win would be a huge boost to their playoff hopes.