The Vikings, by drafting running back Toby Gerhart and then signing RB Ryan Moats, could be preparing for an Adrian Peterson contract holdout.
Peterson missed four days of minicamp, much to the chagrin of head coach Brad Childress. According to what he told the Tulsa World newspaper, "It's over with."
Based on that, Peterson should be there when camp opens, but perhaps the Vikings aren't convinced. With the loss of Chester Taylor to Chicago, the Vikes were in need of some RB depth anyway, and Moats had connections to Childress from his days with the Eagles. Obviously, Peterson is a top-two fantasy back so it's worth paying attention to.