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Multiple NFL teams are reportedly interested in making an offer to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for recently-reinstated RB Adrian Peterson.
The Pioneer Press reported that six NFL teams – the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers – have all expressed interest to an anonymous source. The Press’ source added that if the Vikings do not manage to find a suitable trading partner prior to the end of the 2015 NFL draft on May 2, the Vikings will keep him in 2015.
“If he’s not traded next week, they’re going to keep him,” the Press’ source said. “If they got a second-round pick and a player, they’d be doing well.”
Notably though, the Oakland Raiders were not one of the teams mentioned as a potential trading partner – contradicting recent reports that the Raiders were one of several frontrunners to make a trade for Peterson along with the Cardinals and Cowboys.
Peterson was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List in September after being arrested for child abuse charges for striking his 4-year-old son with a switch. Peterson pleaded no contest to the charges and was given probation, but was suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the 2014 season. The NFL reinstated Peterson last week.