11:54am: The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports tweets.
8:58am: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will meet with the NFL this week to discuss his possible reinstatement, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). Peterson is eligible to be considered for reinstatement on April 15th.
The Vikings tailback is currently on the commissioner’s exempt list and whether he seeks a return to Minnesota or elsewhere, he’ll first need the greenlight from the league office. Peterson has made his dissatisfaction with the Vikings very well known and agent Ben Dogra is going “full throttle” in his efforts to get the running back somewhere else. Of course, at this stage of the offseason, most running back situations throughout the league have been addressed, so the market might not be as robust as it would have been just a month ago. It’s also entirely possible that Peterson’s camp is looking to leverage the Vikings into a new deal that would give him more guaranteed money.
The Vikings have made it clear that they have no intentions of trading or releasing No. 28, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation. Recently, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com listed seven teams that could be players for AD, including clubs like the Falcons and Chargers joining oft-mentioned suitors such as the Cowboys and Cardinals. The Cowboys’ have been linked to the Texas native for a very long time, but adding him would have some serious salary cap ramifications.