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Arizona Cardinals have offered second round draft pick for Adrian Peterson trade

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The 2015 NFL season has already seen a large number of surprise moves, signings and trades and it looks like Adrian Peterson could be the next big name star to join the club.

Trade talks

According to reports today, the running back - who hasn't played an NFL games since week one of the 2014 season due to off field controversy and suspension - is the subject of trade talks between the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals.

Huffington Post sports' Jordan Schultz revealed that two the teams are in talks over a potential trade, with the Cardinals willing to give up one of their prized high draft picks to bring AP to Arizona.

Adrian Peterson's future in Minnesota remains unclear despite several rounds of talks with the franchise's front office in recent weeks. With the RB feeling he was let down by some within the team's hierarchy during his spell on the Commissioner's Exempt List, a trade may well end up being the only option moving forward.

Arizona landing?

With the Dallas Cowboys seemingly dropping out the running for the Texas born back - signing veteran Darren McFadden in the wake of DeMarco Murray's departure - Minnesota may be running out of trade partners if they do wish to move on Peterson.

The Cardinals have been one of the teams linked with a move for Peterson this offseason and this latest reports suggests they may have moved into the driving seat.

Whether the Vikings are willing to give up a player who has rushed for over 10,000 yards in a Minnesota uniform for only a second round draft pick (Arizona have the 55th overall pick) however remains unclear.

As the team's all time leading rusher many had been speculating a first round pick, or an established star in return, would have to be offered to see Peterson leave the Vikings.

The Vikings do though hold two picks in the seventh round so at least sending one to Arizona as part of any deal wouldn't leave Minnesota watching on in the final round of the upcoming draft.

Exciting prospect

The speculation linking Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals hasn't passed by members of the Arizona franchise. Lineman Jared Veldheer admitted his excitement at the prospect.

"You know I've heard a little bit about it...But all I'm saying is if Adrian Peterson's in my backfield, I'm not going to be upset as a lineman," he told a local radio show.

What do you think NFL fans? Where will Adrian Peterson be playing his football in 2015, and is a second round pick good value for the veteran star? Let us know in the comments section below...

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