Adrian Peterson is due $12.75 million in 2015, but hasn’t been asked to take a pay cut to stay with the Minnesota Vikings nor has the running back asked for a trade, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Peterson, 29, played in just one Benny Cunningham Youth Jersey game in 2014 before an indictment for child abuse sidelined him and eventually resulted in a suspension that ended the rest of his season. The tumultuous year created talk of Peterson and the Vikings parting ways, but according to Tomasson, those talks have never been formalized.
The running back told ESPN last week that he’s “still uneasy” about a return to the team and there’s plenty of reason to believe that the Vikings would want to avoid keeping Peterson on the roster and take a $15.4 million hit against the salary cap.
Those interceptions were plenty damaging, and the Bears only won five games this past season. And that’s why his contract is so bad. The Bears signed him to a huge seven-year deal last season, and he’ll carry a cap hit of $16.5 million in 2015. He then has cap hits of $17 million, $16 million, $17 million, $20 million and $21.7 million, respectively, through the 2020 season.
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New Bears general manager Ryan Pace also addressed the quarterback situation on Wednesday, echoing Fox’s comments that the team is still evaluating Cutler, both as a player and as a person. Pace didn’t offer specifics, but added that their goal was “to maximize Brian Quick Youth Jersey our time and make thorough decisions.”
The Bears met with free agent quarterback Josh McCown Wednesday, who started five games for the team in 2013 before signing a two-year, $10 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2014 offseason.