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Adrian Peterson Will Not Return To Vikings

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It has been confirmed by Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman that Adrian Peterson will not return to the Vikings, after the team signed free-agent running back Latavius Murray.

You can see Spielman’s interview on the Vikings website right here.

Peterson was dressed in the purple and gold for 10 seasons, and totaling over 1,000 rushing yards seven of the 10 seasons. Peterson, who will turn 32-years-old this month, ran for 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns.

Murray, who spent the last three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, ran for a career-high 12 touchdowns last season, while totaling 788 rushing yards. Murray, who is 27-years-old, will look to take over the starting running back role for the Vikings, who struggled to run the ball last season.

The Vikings were toward the bottom of the the league in rushing last season, and with the help of Murray, and a couple of new lineman, the Vikings will look to right the ship in 2017.

It was a good move by the Vikings in this one, Peterson just has too much tread on the tires to be a starting running back in the NFL. Murray doesn’t have many carries under his belt, and is a running back that can block, catch the ball out of the backfield and run the ball effectively.

It should be a fun season for the Vikings in 2017 with all of their new additions!

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