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Adrian Peterson want to play for the Chargers

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Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported that Adrian Peterson would be willing to reconstruct his contract if that's what it takes to get him traded out of Minnesota.

In that article Peterson's dad, Nelson, said that all options are open and that his son is willing to play for Minnesota again as well. Robinson also mentioned that the Vikings could refuse to trade Peterson and just pay his $12.75 million salary for next year. If he is traded it's hard to imagine Peterson not reworking his deal. He still has 3 years left on his 7 year, $96 million contract. The final 3 years Peterson's base salary would be $12.75 for 2015, $14.75 million for 2016 and $16.75 million for 2017.

We all know about the magic number of 30 and what it means to running backs. If there's a running back that was ever going to break that trend, it's Peterson. I don't have to tell you what he's capable of doing on the field because we've seen him first-hand rush for 296 yards in 1 game. So the question becomes, what would you be willing to pay for Peterson? Would you even want him on the team given his age and the domestic issues a year ago? This is all relevant because Peterson was reinstated last week and is available to talk to teams now, instead of having to wait until April 15th.