Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said at last month’s NFL Annual Meeting that he was still awaiting clarity from the league before he could move forward with star running back Adrian Peterson.
He might be getting his wish soon.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Peterson will meet with the NFL this week to discuss reinstatement, per a source informed of the situation.
The meeting is ahead of schedule for Peterson, who was supposed to be eligible for reinstatement on April 15.
The 30-year-old running back, who agreed to a plea deal in November of no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault, is still on the Commissioner’s Exempt List.
Having some clarity on Peterson’s situation could soon answer some of the lingering questions surrounding the face of Minnesota’s franchise.
For one, we’ll be closer to finding out if Peterson is playing in purple and gold next year. Throughout the last month, there has been a growing sentiment from Peterson’s camp that he’d prefer to play elsewhere.
The Cardinals and Cowboys have both been rumored destinations.