Vikings Notes: Peterson, Asiata, Simpson

Here’s a look at the latest on the Vikings..

  • Phil Grant, the assistant DA for Montgomery County, Texas, told Jason La Canfora of (on Twitter) that his office is prepared to hold talks on a “reasonable” plea deal for Vikings star Adrian Peterson. Grant said (link) Peterson’s case could take anywhere from 6-18 months to go to trial. Meanwhile, his office would be open to discussions, possibly ahead of Peterson’s October 8th court date.
  • With Peterson out, Matt Vensel and Mark Craig of The Star-Tribune look at the Vikings‘ current running back situation. Matt Asiata, who isn’t the most fleet-footed tailback out there, figures to be the lead guy. Jerick McKinnon, who is much more athletic but not as sturdy of a blocker, should also get carries.
  • Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press (on Twitter) isn’t surprised that Jerome Simpson was released, but he is somewhat surprised that the Vikings didn’t wait until the wide receiver’s suspension was through on Monday.
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