Minnesota has Kevin Garnett and Torii Hunter back, but they might lose another star before long. Adrian Peterson is unhappy with the Vikings and, from the way it sounds, things might be beyond the point of repair. While you get caught up on the latest drama here, here’s more on the Vikings and AP:
- Peterson is just the latest player to have a rift with the Vikings, Michael Rand of the Star Tribune writes. Some might be thinking that AP is simply looking for leverage, but history shows that might not be the case. Randy Moss was acting out at the end of the 2004 season and by March of 2005, he was a goner. The club also tried to downplay rifts with Daunte Culpepper and Percy Harvin in the past and both were wearing different uniforms before long.
- The Vikings will be on the lookout this offseason for an upgrade at safety to complement Harrison Smith, according to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Considering Landon Collins may be the only rookie safety drafted in the first two rounds this spring, the team figures to prioritize the position in free agency.
- Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune isn’t surprised that Rob Brzezinski, the Vikings’ chief negotiator, got into it with Adrian Peterson’s agent at an Indianapolis restaurant last Friday. Back in 2001, the scribe writes that he also got into a run-in with the exec. The Vikings beat reporters were trading one-liners at the team’s expense during a one-sided blowout and some words that are not fit for print were exchanged.
Dallas Robinson contributed to this post.