Publicly, the Vikings have been supportive of Peterson. Owner Mark Wilf, general manager Rick Spielman and Warren have all stated in the past month that they would welcome Peterson back.
Peterson spoke last week Aaron Donald Youth Jersey about a potential return to Minnesota and talked about his love for the fans and teammates, per Ben Goessling of ESPN. Yet, Peterson also stated he is uneasy about going back because of certain rifts between he and the organization.
“Adrian was referring (in the ESPN.com article) to people that were kicking him when he was down,” Nelson Peterson said to the Pioneer Press. “It’s not the fans of Minnesota; it was people like Kevin Warren and those type of people, the Cris Carter-type of person, those type of people that he felt could have came to him (and) helped him.”
As for the Rams and Bradford, they could be headed for a breakup, if not this year, then for 2016, when the team can let Bradford walk and will have hopefully rebuilt a woeful offensive line and an iffy cast of skill players for whoever Fisher deems to be his next Kerry Collins salvage project.
The Rams aren’t likely to fetch much in return for Bradford. A few have suggested a second-round pick at best, a conditional one at that. That leaves the Rams betting on Bradford’s health too, even by getting rid of him.
It’s impossible to say where the Bills/Bradford trade rumor came from. Talking up Alec Ogletree Youth Jersey potentially interested teams could benefit Bradford’s agent by helping drive up the asking price in contract renegotiation talks with the Rams.
For now, Fox said he’s still trying to talk with Cutler and establish a relationship with the quarterback. “I’m getting to know the guy. This is a relationship business.”