Vikings running back Adrian Peterson won’t report to the start of organized team activities on Tuesday, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. The decision could be costly for Peterson, who must partake in 90% of OTAs and minicamp in order to receive a $250,000 workout bonus from the Vikings. Despite that, a source expressed doubt to Tomasson when asked if Peterson would report to OTAs at all.
Peterson, 30, missed all but one game last season because of domestic violence issues. The NFL reinstated the onetime MVP last month. Tomasson notes that Peterson’s attitude toward the Vikings has been bitter since last fall because he doesn’t believe the team did enough to help him get back on the field. The Vikings don’t plan on trading Peterson, though, and he’s still under their control for three more years at $44.25MM.
Given that the Vikings’ upcoming OTAs aren’t mandatory, it’s unlikely they’ll fine Peterson. However, the Vikings can fine him $72,920 if he misses mandatory minicamp from June 16-18, reports Tomasson.