Thursday, February 16, 2017

Vikings Team Update - Offseason Player Movement


With yet another interesting offseason coming for the Minnesota Vikings we see the movement of some very important positions. Starting off, soon to be 32 year old Adrian Peterson (running back) looks to be moving on from the Vikings. With an $18 million cap hit the Vikings will be looking to give him a heavy pay cut or simply he will be released. With the stagnant offense he had shown at the beginning of the season it doesn't appear his future in Minnesota is very good. Although Peterson is coming off yet another injury and is getting old for his position, a few teams are still interested. The teams include the Texans, Giants, and the Buccaneers.

On top of potentially releasing Adrian Peterson we may see Sharrif Floyd get cut. Sharrif Floyd is on his fifth year contract and suffered a knee injury in the 2016 season only playing one game. Head Coach Mike Zimmer was rather frustrated with Floyd and knows that if he is cut they do not face a cap penalty and would free up more cap room.With the Vikings freeing up cap room by releasing Peterson and Floyd the Vikings could look for younger talent.

Finally it appears that left defensive end Brian Robison will be playing backup behind Danielle Hunter who is a recent star in the Vikings defense. Robison has been with the Vikings for ten seasons and is ok with playing backup. It is only a matter of time if the Vikings will keep him as a backup or cut him. How do you feel about the Vikings potential moves this offseason?       

4 comments:

  1. I am really interested by this topic. I think it is time to move on from Adrian Peterson. He may still be one of the better running backs in the NFL, but I feel that Minnesota needs the cap room to be successful. If he is injured, as he has been in recent seasons, then he just becomes a limiting factor for the rest of the team. I think in our own best interest, we could use some of that cap room to find a replacement for Sharrif Floyd as well as some young talent to patch up our offensive line. The Vikings could sign a second or third round running back in a year or two that could do the job at a fraction of the pay. I think it would be really great if we could sign Rashad Jennings, who was just released by the Giants. It looks as if the Giants are making room for A.P. anyway. We have two great quarterbacks and some talented wide receivers, and if we keep waiting for A.D. to take us to the playoffs, we will be throwing away several years of possible success.

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  2. It's weird that Adrian Peterson is already 32 years old, he is starting to close in on the retirement age on football, and yet other teams would still pay money for him to be on their team, such as, texans, giants, and the bucaneers. If Adrian Peterson does leave the vikings, it would be weird in my opinion for him to be on a different team.

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  3. It's weird that Adrian Peterson is already 32 years old, he is starting to close in on the retirement age on football, and yet other teams would still pay money for him to be on their team, such as, texans, giants, and the bucaneers. If Adrian Peterson does leave the vikings, it would be weird in my opinion for him to be on a different team.

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  4. It's weird that Adrian Peterson is already 32 years old, he is starting to close in on the retirement age on football, and yet other teams would still pay money for him to be on their team, such as, texans, giants, and the bucaneers. If Adrian Peterson does leave the vikings, it would be weird in my opinion for him to be on a different team.

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