Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the
According to the Pioneer Press, the Vikings will keep their star running back for another season if they fail to trade him before next week's
Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, reportedly has told the Vikings that the star running back would prefer to not return to the team. However, Peterson remains under contract for three years at $43.25 million and is owed nearly $13 million this season. Although none of the money is guaranteed, it appears Peterson's contract could be a significant roadblock for any team willing to take a chance on the 30-year-old.
Another pitfall to a potential trade is what the Vikings would want in return for Peterson. It's unknown whether the Vikings would want a first-round pick as part of a deal for him.
The NFL's most valuable player in 2012, Peterson was suspended indefinitely without pay in November for violating the league personal conduct policy. The suspension came two weeks after he pleaded no contest to reckless assault on his 4-year-old son.