Minnesota Vikings running back and centerpiece of a great deal of the offseason trade rumors involving the Dallas Cowboys, Adrian Peterson will reportedly skip the team’s organized team activities, which begin Tuesday.
According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, Peterson is still hoping to be traded, and doesn’t plan on attending any of the Vikings’ offseason workouts. This will cost him $250,000 in the form of a workout bonus that requires he attend 90 percent of the team’s offseason workouts, but he apparently doesn’t mind. Citing a an unnamed “longtime Peterson confidant,” Robinson reports the star running back still hasn’t decided whether he’ll attend the mandatory minicamp next month or training camp in July.
This news should get the rumors linking Peterson and the Cowboys started again, at least to some degree. Reports before the draft said that if a deal wasn’t done by the end of that weekend, the Vikings wouldn’t deal Peterson at all. Nothing happened, of course, and the rumors went away for the most part.
The rumors were given new life, however, when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones went on record as saying he’d be open to trading next year’s first round pick to give the team a better chance at winning now.