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Adrian Peterson's NFL future will not be with this AFC team says head coach

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Adrian Peterson's future remains one of the hottest topics in the NFL as we head towards May.

There are said to be as many as six teams in the running for the running back ahead of next week's NFL Draft - plus current employers the Minnesota Vikings who appear keen to retain his services.

Certainly, with Peterson reportedly pining for a new chapter in his NFL career, there looks to be options available. Although comments today from one AFC team's head coach look to have closed the door on one potential destination.

No go

After an anonymous source told the Pioneer Press that the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were all keen on making a move for Peterson team number four on the shortlist were quick to shoot down the rumor.

"No, not really," said head coach Gus Bradley when asked if AP was on the Jacksonville Jaguars' radar. "Not between (GM) Dave (Caldwell). A while ago, but it was just conversation, it's not any direction that we would go."

Bradley's comments come quick on the heels of Dallas Cowboys VP Stephen Jones who also attempted to down play a move for the veteran running back now that he is free to play again.

With just one week to go until the NFL Draft, and speculation suggesting any trade deal for Peterson would only happen before the Chicago event, it looks like the world is no longer Adrian Peterson's oyster.

There are still strong rumors linking him with the Cardinals but, whilst the Vikings are publicly against a draft pick inspired trade, the Jaguars would undoubtedly have been able to provide Minnesota with one of the most tempting packages courtesy of their third overall pick.

Uncertain future

Despite his 15 game absence from the 2014 NFL campaign due to suspension, Adrian Peterson remains an intriguing talent. The veteran has over 10,000 career yards and six 1,000 yard seasons to his name.

Those stats alone mean that, while the Jaguars are out of the running, the Vikings should expect some calls in the coming days from teams looking for an experienced threat in the back field.

The majority of Vikings fans though will be hoping that the other team's on the reported shortlist follow Jacksonville's path and bow out now - even if that means having a disgruntled player on the roster in 2015.

What do you think Vikings fans? Should the team pass up trade offers to keep an unhappy Adrian Peterson? Let us know in the comments section below...

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