Adrian Peterson Won’t Say If He’s Showing Up For Offseason Workouts


The Vikings’ offseason workout schedule kicks off April 20th with Phase One activities like strength and conditioning, then ramps up on May 26 with a round of OTAs. The big question is whether Adrian Peterson means to show up for any of team’s offseason activities, voluntary or otherwise, amid the ongoing drama.

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Yesterday Peterson was asked point-blank if he intends coming in for workouts and he was completely non-committal as you might have anticipated (via

"Peterson declined an interview request when he was approached at a Minneapolis restaurant on Monday morning. He said he wasn’t sure if he would participate in any of the Vikings’ offseason workouts. “We’ll see,” he said. “I haven’t even been reinstated yet.”"

Peterson’s reinstatement case remains in limbo after last week’s meeting with Roger Goodell. The NFL is currently appealing Judge Doty’s decision to strike down Peterson’s suspension, and in the meantime Peterson remains on the exempt list.

Peterson’s unwillingness to commit to showing up should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following the situation. The running back has mostly said nothing throughout the drama, letting his agent Ben Dogra do all the talking.

Dogra’s stance is that Peterson can’t play for the Vikings anymore and wants out, but Peterson himself has never made any such definitive public statements. Clearly the gameplan is for Peterson to stay out of the public war of words with the Vikings.

So, Peterson tweets cryptic remarks while eating breakfast and deflects all direct questions about his future. Meanwhile, Viking fans wonder if their favorite running back will be back next year or if he will be lining up in Dallas or somewhere else.

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