The future of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is still completely up in the air after weeks of back and forth.
Just today it was revealed that Peterson's agent Ben Dogra had finally come out of woodwork and told reporters news that won't sit well with Vikings fans.
Dogra, who has thus far been quiet on the Peterson saga as it has developed since the turn of the year, went on record to tell the world that he and his client "want out of Minnesota," and "I don't think it's in Adrian's best interest to play in Minnesota, why would it be?''
Well today, another man who has been relatively quiet on the subject of Peterson's future spoke about what he wants to happen. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio that he is hoping that Peterson will still be in Minnesota at the start of the season.
“I respected him from the day I met him as a football player and everything else," Zimmer said. "He’s done so many good things as a community and the state of Minnesota for the Twin Cities. Really, we are just looking forward to getting him back and getting back with his teammates and playing for us. I can’t speculate on what other people say. All I know is how I feel and where we feel as an organization.”
Zimmer also seemed surprised that Peterson's agent would declare that the running back is better off with another team, believing that because Peterson is under contract that nothing else really matters in all of it.
Whatever way you look at it, the working relationship between Peterson's camp and the Minnesota Vikings appears to be at an all-time low.T he player himself is thought to be seeking a move after what he deems as a lack of support through his time on the Commissioner's Exempt List during the 2014 season.
And then when you add it to the fact that there was a scuffle between Dogra and a Vikings official at the Combine, and the agent turning down a meeting with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman last week, it is looking increasingly likely that Adrian Peterson will be out of Minnesota by the time the season rolls around.
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