Adrian Peterson has been the model of consistency as an NFL running back, Michael Rand of the Star Tribune writes. The question now is, will he continue to bring that on-field consistency for the Vikings? The latest on that and other news from the NFC North..
- Peterson met with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman, but it doesn’t sound like he’s quite ready to kiss and make up. “I appreciate Rick and Coach Zimmer coming down to see me today,” Peterson said in a statement, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN (via Twitter). “We had a great dialogue and they were able to understand where I was coming from and concerns my family and I still have. We respect each other and hopefully the situation can pan out so that everyone involved is content.”
- Packers defensive tackle and pending free agent Letroy Guion has agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement, which will result in probation, as Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com writes. Packers general manager Ted Thompson said last month at the NFL scouting combine that the team is monitoring Guion’s situation and coach Mike McCarthy has indicated that he’d be open to having him back. Tyler Dunne of the Journal-Sentinel (on Twitter), meanwhile, spoke to the State Attorney’s office and heard that no agreement has been reached yet. If the end result is probation for Guion, it’ll be highly preferable to jail, which was a possibility.
- The Lions are focused on keeping their own, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com tweets. They haven’t given up on keeping Ndamukong Suh – even though it’ll be tough – and they’ve had productive talks with fellow free agent defensive tackle Nick Fairley this week.