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    franchise tag on running back Adrian Peterson?

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    MANKATO, Minn. ó Adrian Peterson made an outstanding move Friday at Vikings training camp, but it didnít come on the field.

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    Re: franchise tag on running back Adrian Peterson?

    The franchise number will not be that much higher than his cap number this year, so I have to think he will get tagged.

    Of course, both sides would like something longer term I think. But we will see how it plays out ... likely in the offseason.

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    Re: franchise tag on running back Adrian Peterson?

    We need to wait until Chris Johnson signs, and top that contract. AD is a future hall of famer, and deserves to be paid as such. While we are at it, we should sign Adrian Jr to a future contract :lol:

    Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.

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    Re: franchise tag on running back Adrian Peterson?

    Vikings will screw this up.

    They will franchise Greenway again since they won't get a deal done, leaving AP to walk. They just don't think.

    Greenway wants to be here, they could have worked on a deal on him rather than franchising him, leaving us the tag to get Rice back an extra season with, try and get him down long-term then free up the tag for Peterson next season.

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    Re: franchise tag on running back Adrian Peterson?

    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1105742
    Vikings will screw this up.

    They will franchise Greenway again since they won't get a deal done, leaving AP to walk. They just don't think.

    Greenway wants to be here, they could have worked on a deal on him rather than franchising him, leaving us the tag to get Rice back an extra season with, try and get him down long-term then free up the tag for Peterson next season.
    They will tag Peterson before Greenway. 100%.

    As for Greenway. He clearly wants to be here and it is a shame they did not get that done and tag Rice. It would have been the best thing for the team and helped keep a key component in place.

    I still think AD and Greenway will work out deals in the long run though.

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    Re: franchise tag on running back Adrian Peterson?

    If we let Adrian walk, I would quit watching football forever. Seriously. And I would probably murder Rick Spielman.

    Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.

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    Re: franchise tag on running back Adrian Peterson?

    Quote Originally Posted by "midgensa" #1105756
    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1105742
    Vikings will screw this up.

    They will franchise Greenway again since they won't get a deal done, leaving AP to walk. They just don't think.

    Greenway wants to be here, they could have worked on a deal on him rather than franchising him, leaving us the tag to get Rice back an extra season with, try and get him down long-term then free up the tag for Peterson next season.
    They will tag Peterson before Greenway. 100%.

    As for Greenway. He clearly wants to be here and it is a shame they did not get that done and tag Rice. It would have been the best thing for the team and helped keep a key component in place.

    I still think AD and Greenway will work out deals in the long run though.
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    Vikings LB Chad Greenway has been designated as the clubís franchise player for 2011.

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    Re: franchise tag on running back Adrian Peterson?

    You guys know me. I always over analyze everything and probably have done it again on this one, however, I was saying to myself yesterday .......

    Self, I bet we haven't heard alot about AD and contract issues cause he is preparing to move on.

    When I said that, I scared the shit out of myself.

    Still, the idea isn't that far fetched. There is no reason in all that is holy that he and guys like Chad haven't had their deals done already. WTF is the FO pukes thinking?

    Waiting for CJ's job isn't the answer either. Give AD what he deserves and move on. Give Chad what he deserves and move on. Give EJ what he deserves and move on, etc etc etc.

    (......Marrdro can be seen climbing back down off the soapbox he has been on about the FO pukes of late........)
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