Published: Fri, March 17, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Adrian Peterson 'definitely' won't return in 2017 — Vikings GM

Adrian Peterson 'definitely' won't return in 2017 — Vikings GM

"With us signing Murray, Adrian will move on elsewhere", Spielman said.

Murray's contract is reportedly worth about $15 million over three years. Vikings fans will rejoice to see a true workhorse back pick up Adrian Peterson's mantle.

The Minnesota Vikings signed free agent running back Latavius Murray, the team announced early Thursday morning.

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The Vikings announced they would not pick up the $18 million contract option for Peterson for 2017 on February 28, after he had made $12 million in 2016. He had visited Seattle, but the Seahawks ended up signing former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy. Like Peterson, Murray is a big and powerful back, but that's not all he has in common with the future Hall of Famer.

"There wasn't a thought in my mind to try and wear or ask for the #28", Murray wrote.

LeGarrette Blount is a free agent and can't expect more than another one-year deal to return to New England. That, of course, was Peterson's number in Minnesota. Peterson ends his tenure with the Vikings as the franchise leader in career rushing touchdowns, career rushing yards, most career carries, most rushing touchdowns in a single season and most rushing yards in a single season. Police said Peterson hit his son with a switch and that the child suffered cuts on and bruises on his arms, back, legs, buttocks and scrotum. Though Peterson led the league with 1,485 yards rushing in 2015, he was a nonfactor in 2014 and in 2016 while he recovered from a torn meniscus in his right knee.

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