Report: Adrian Peterson Won’t Be Cut, Could Still Be Traded


According to a report by New York Post columnist Bart Hubbuch, the Minnesota Vikings have ruled out the possibility of releasing Adrian Peterson over his indictment on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

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Hubbuch tweets:

This more or less jibes with an earlier report from Pro Football Talk indicating that Peterson still had the support of the Vikings’ organization despite the ugliness of the allegations against him.

The news that the Vikings don’t intend cutting Peterson will be met with great excitement by this fan who thinks walking around wearing an Adrian Peterson jersey and waving a switch is hilarious.

It certainly sounds like the Vikings intend taking the “deactivate him week-to-week” approach like they did with Chris Cook.

The Vikings could suspend Peterson without pay but that would get the union involved and they certainly don’t want that.

It seems that, if anything else really bad comes out about Peterson, the Vikings would look to trade him, but trading Peterson and his giant salary seems pretty unrealistic.

For now, Peterson will remain a Viking. And in weekly deactivation limbo, it appears.