The Vikings have initially taken an “all options on the table” approach to the future of running back Adrian Peterson, but one report says the scope is narrower than that.
According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, the “only certainty is Peterson won’t be released” as a result of his indictment on felony child abuse charges in Texas.
That leaves continued deactivation as an option (at least for three weeks, since it’s a de facto suspension), and the possibility exists for a trade as well.
A trade would be difficult to pull off because of finances and public image, but it doesn’t seem out of the question. Owner Zygi Wilf scheduled a conference call Sunday night with General Manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer to discuss their next move.
It's expected the Peterson situation is addressed today, either by the team or the league. It's going to be filed under domestic violence and the minimum suspension is six games according to the new league rules. It certainly has the potential to be more than that. We will keep you updated.