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Adrian Peterson says he's unsure if he'll return to the Vikings

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The 2014 NFL off-season is sure to be one to remember with many of the leagues top stars looking set to find new teams.

DeMarco Murray, Julius Thomas and Marshawn Lynch all have big question marks over their future this year.

Away from the players who are set to hit free agency, there is another group of players to be considered this time.

The 2014 NFL season will always be remembered for the controversy, from the Ray Rice issue of the pre-season to the deflate-gate problem in the AFC Championship game.

One other controversial name from last season was Minnesota Vikings runningback and 2012 league MVP Adrian Peterson.

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Peterson sat out last year following allegations of child abuse led to him being placed on the commissioner's exempt list.

Peterson is however eligible to return next season and he has made a big statement about his future today.

"It shows you can have all the loyalty toward someone and toward an organization, a fanbase, but when things really shift and it's you or the empire, they're gonna put you out on a leash," - Adrian Peterson on his treatment from the Minnesota Vikings

One of the biggest names at runningback may be harbouring thoughts of leaving the Vikings following the team offering him little support in his opinion.

Should Peterson become available, there will be many teams who are sure to be looking for a high calibre runningback ahead of next season.

A running market

The 2015 off-season could really be prime picking for teams who are in need of a runningback with several high profile names possibly becoming available.

The Dallas Cowboys look set to lose last year's best runningback in DeMarco Murray, Marshawn Lynch seems unhappy in Seattle and lets not forget the two controversial stars in Ray Rice and Peterson.

With teams like the Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals and the #3 pick possessing Jacksonville Jaguars all in need of a runningback, there could be big teams vying for the services of some of the top players.

Peterson however should be cautious about seeking a new team and could perhaps take a lesson from the now re-instated Ray Rice.

Rice was re-instated into the league during last season and has not been contacted by a single team since.

Being a controversial name in the NFL can make teams weary over picking you up and whether the same would happen with Peterson is another question.

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