Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL today after just one day of deliberating by commissioner Roger Goodell and the league.
That is the big news regarding Peterson right now, but potentially there is even bigger news brewing in Minnesota. Now that Peterson is reinstated, interested trade partners will be getting ready to make their offer.
It is not that other teams couldn't have made an offer two weeks ago, it's just that they wouldn't have previously dealt for a player that wasn't reinstated by the NFL. Now that this situation is over for Peterson and the Vikings, let the rumors and speculation begin.
Vikings speak out
The first of those reports to come out of the Minnesota camp in the wake of Peterson's reinstatement is the report that the Vikings still well and truly want to keep Peterson at the franchise.
This report has come from ProFootballTalk, with the well respected sports website putting a positive slant on the latest Vikings' statement on Peterson's reinstatement.
"Adrian Peterson might not want to be a Viking. But the Vikings want Adrian Peterson. The team put out a simple statement in the wake of the league reinstating the running back this afternoon," ProFootballTalk reported.
“The Minnesota Vikings have been informed by the NFL that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated. We look forward to Adrian re-joining the Vikings," the Vikings said.
This is good news for Vikings fans who want to see Peterson back in a Minnesota uniform next season, but there are plenty of fans at the Vikings who want to see Peterson leave Minnesota.
At the end of the day, Peterson's child abuse charges brought plenty of negative coverage to the Vikings, and no doubt it will make those fans feel sick when they think about the fact that the star running back is due $13 million from Minnesota for the 2015 NFL season.
But what do you think the Vikings should do? Should they trade Peterson? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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