The never-ending saga that is running back Adrian Peterson just doesn't seem to want to slow down even though the NFL Draft 2015 went by without him being traded. Now, there are reports that he could either restructure his deal for more guaranteed money and then be traded, or he could hold out of Minnesota Vikings camp in hopes of a trade. The weird thing now though is that the Dallas Cowboys signing La'el Collins may help their case.
Once Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, changed his tune about the Vikings and thanked them for believing in him by not trading him, everyone wondered what he was up to. Well, it's thought that he wants the Vikings to show their commitment to his client by giving him more guaranteed money.
According to Sports World Report, this could actually mean that Peterson may hold out of Vikings camp until a restructured deal is in place. Once that new deal is in place, it could be a way of him finally being traded and possibly to the Cowboys.
Adrian Peterson is due $46 million over the next three seasons, but Dogra really wants a "commitment" from the Vikings. With that much being made already and Dogra still asking for a commitment from the team so Peterson can "retire" as a Viking, then that means more money is being asked for.
The 30-year-old running back is set to make $12.75 million in 2015, and the chances of a hold-out at this time are high. The chances of him holding out deep into camp are not though, but he could if he wanted to do so.
Minnesota has Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata at running back if Peterson holds out at all, and they will get the bulk of the carries and work in camp.
On another note, the Dallas Cowboys recently signed undrafted free agent rookie La'El Collins out of LSU. The offensive lineman was projected as a first round pick in the NFL Draft 2015, but then all of his semi-legal troubles began.
The signing of Collins helps strengthen the team's protection of Tony Romo and the running game. The Cowboys Blog asked the question as to whether or not this could open things up for the team to acquire Adrian Peterson.
"You could make the case for either way. On one hand, you can argue that even a replacement level RB should have success with this line. And on the other hand, you could argue that by adding 3 1st rounders in the last week, they could afford to trade a 2016 premium pick to really get a star RB in here. I had been against paying for Peterson, but now, it is tough to ignore that an addition like that could be all that they are missing for a chance at the biggest of prizes."Right now, the Dallas Cowboys are going into the 2015 season with Darren McFadden as their starting running back. The Minnesota Vikings are going in with Adrian Peterson as theirs. The Peterson-to-Cowboys trade may never end up happening, but rumors of it just won't go away either.
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