The Vikings are expected to ask Peterson to reduce his $12.5 million contract for 2015, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. While the NFL plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling that overturned Peterson's suspension, the Vikings and Peterson can talk about a new contract while he remains on the Commissionerís exempt list during the appeal process.
Peterson's agent had to be separated from a member of the Vikings' front office during a heated argument at last week's NFL scouting combine and made it clear his client would never play for the team again, CBSSports.com reports. However, Peterson's father denies the report that he no longer wants to play for the Vikings, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Peterson said he's undecided about his future with the Vikings as he's uneasy about how some members of the organization didn't support him when the team worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last September, ESPN reports. "I'm still uneasy, to be honest with you. I'm still uneasy about a lot of things that took place within the organization," he said.
Cassel is likely to return next season to the Vikings even though he's due $4.75 million in the final season of his two-year contract and coming back from a season-ending broken foot, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.