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Adrian Peterson likely to be cut by the Vikings

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Things haven't exactly been going great for Adrian Peterson in the past week or so, and it seems like things won't exactly be picking up for the star running back anytime soon.

According to reports coming out of Pro Football Talk, the Minnesota Vikings could be ready to cut the 2008 National Football League MVP at the end of this current season if his legal issues are still yet to be resolved.

Out of Town

From Mike Florio's piece earlier today:

"... It’s now likely that Peterson will never wear a Vikings uniform again."

"Essentially suspended with pay until his legal case is resolved and with no sign that it’ll be resolved before the end the year, Peterson’s stat line come Week 17 will be one game, 75 yards rushing."

"Then, after the season ends, the Vikings will move on. For a variety of reasons, including the $12.75 million he’s due to earn in 2015."

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Cut Ahead

It's not at all unbelievable that the Vikings will eventually decide that enough is enough and cut the cord. We have already seen it happen in Baltimore with Ray Rice at the Ravens. Rice was an integral part of the teams offense and was released the day that footage of him knocking his then-fiance unconscious surfaced.

Maybe Peterson will finally get to fulfill his dream of playing with the Dallas Cowboys - trade rumours about a possible deal hit the headlines a few weeks back - his home town team.

Whatever happens, one thing seems pretty certain at this point, Adrian Peterson will not be wearing Vikings purple in 2015.

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