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Adrian Peterson admits he was disappointed things didn’t end well with Vikings

After parting ways with the Minnesota Vikings, future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson has bounced around the NFL. He was a journeyman for quite a bit before finding a good fit with the Washington Redskins. Although Adrian Peterson seems to have found a good opportunity while playing alongside fellow veteran Alex Smith in the nation’s capital, the 33-year-old still isn’t happy about the way things ended with the Vikings, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.


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“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed [the Vikings didn’t offer him a new deal]. After spending 10 years with a team, you would think you would get some type of offer. I talked to [General Manager Rick Spielman] at the exit interviews and he said, ‘How do you feel about coming back?’ I said, ‘I’m open to it.’

“The next time I heard from him was he was calling me to say that they signed [Latavius] Murray. . . . They weren’t going to pay me $18 million, but from what I’d done over 10 years, maybe something more reasonable. But those conversations never started.”


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Minnesota is now moving forward with the two-headed monster of Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray. Unfortunately for Minnesota, despite showing flashes of brilliance, Cook has dealt with some injury issues, and Murray hasn’t exactly played as well as the team may have hoped since he came over from the Oakland Raiders.

In the three games he’s played thus far for the Redskins, Peterson has racked up 236 rushing yards, three touchdowns, and 100 receiving yards. Although he’s been dealing with a sprained ankle, the veteran back will get back on the field on Monday night to face another one of his former teams in the New Orleans Saints.

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