The Minnesota Vikings will not exercise Peterson’s 2017 option.
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Here’s a closer look at six teams that could be sensible landing spots for the four-time all-pro:
Yes, he could wind up back with Minnesota. But that would be at a reduced salary — paying Peterson $18 million was never a consideration. But both he and the Vikings have stated their desire for a reunion, though both sides might be ready to move on if an agreeable price can’t be reached.
Green Bay Packers
However unlikely it might seem, this would be the Brett Favre “payback” route in reverse. The Packers sorely need a running game (Eddie Lacy is set to be a free agent) and, boy, this would sure be an…