Adrian Peterson's future in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings has been in-doubt ever since he was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List following his child abuse charges.
Peterson will likely finally be re-instated to the league on April 15 after a meeting with Roger Goodell earlier in the week, and more rumours about his future will surely follow when he rejoins the Vikings.
Reports have been flying that the running back and his agent are desperate for a move away from Minneapolis - with Peterson apparently wanting to join the Dallas Cowboys - after a fallout with the Vikings organization. But it seems like Peterson's Vikings teammates want to have him back for the 2015 season and the future after that.
Want AP Back
Vikings center John Sullivan appeared in an interview with Alex Marvez and Mark Dominik on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday night and expressed his hope that Peterson returns to the team this season.
“We want (Peterson) back. There is no doubt the players want him back."
“He missed an entire season," Sullivan said. "He more than paid his dues with this whole thing. I respect him as a man. I don’t want to talk too much about it just because I don’t want to put too much conjecture out there but I just hope it works itself out and he comes back and joins us."
With Open Arms
Sullivan went on to add that despite all of the media reports saying that Peterson wants out of Minnesota, he and the rest of the Vikings players will gladly accept him back into the team and try to become a challenger again.
"We have open arms here waiting for him. We want to rush for the 2,500 yards that he talked about a couple of years ago.”
So whilst Peterson may want a move away from the Vikings, it's not going to happen unless the Cowboys - or other reportedly interested teams like the Colts and Cardinals - stump up a fair deal to try and snag the All-Pro star.