Adrian Peterson will not return to Vikings

The Seahawks signed Eddie Lacy instead, and I suspect cost was the primary reason why.

Spielman also added the following. Murray, who wore No. 28 with the Raiders, announced on Instagram that he won't be wearing the same number with Minnesota out of respect for his predecessor.

With Peterson looking for a new team, Minnesota is moving on with a scheduled visit by Murray later today.

In the Raiders' last four games, Murray's rushing total went from 103 yards to 81 to 40 to 11.

Murray, 27, had 1,052 yards from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns last season for the Raiders.

Of course, Adrian Peterson - the future Hall of Famer who Murray will replace in Minnesota - remains out there and available.

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Pro Bowl running back Latavius Murray is meeting with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

For many fans, it is hard to remember a time the Vikings didn't have Adrian Peterson at running back.

Peterson, who turns 32 next week, now has a chance to play for a new National Football League team for the first time in his career. He played in just one game in 2014, that season dusted whilst on the Commissioner's Exempt List for a child abuse incident, outlined here by SB Nation.

As the Vikings try to catch up in the division, you can bet the Packers also wouldn't mind using Peterson effectively against them.

One constant during that period of time has been the running back position. This move should come as a relief to many (or some) of the fans who have been upset by the Vikings free agency moves thus far, or at least those anxious that they were going to have too many needs to cover in the draft (Like me) after the losses incurred since free agency began last Thursday.

  • Lawrence Cooper