Adrian Peterson Update: Cris Carter Thinks Minnesota Vikings Released Former Star Because of His 'Expiration Date'

By Teddy Cecilio, Posted: 03/20/17 05:00AM EDT
Close
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Official Trailer

Former Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver and Hall of Famer Cris Carter believes that the team released running back Adrian Peterson because he exceeded his "expiration date." The Vikings recently declined Peterson's 2017 team option and decided to move on, signing Latavius Murray to a three-year deal worth $15 million.

"I didn't think (Peterson) would finish his career with the Vikings,'' Carter told St. Paul Pioneer-Press . "If you look at the number of times he's been injured the last couple of years and then also the price, what's going to be your price point? Eventually, everybody has an expiration date."

Carter had the same experience with Peterson during his stint with the Vikings. Carter played for Minnesota from 1990 to 2001, but he ended his career with the Miami Dolphins. Carter was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

Carter believes that Peterson has some football left in him despite his age. "Adrian hasn't practiced a lot the last two years, so I think it's affected his overall ability to be effective in the game," Carter said.

Peterson, now an unrestricted free agent, is the Vikings' career rushing leader with 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns. He was four-time All-Pro with seven 1,000-yard rushing seasons in nine years, including the second-best total in NFL history of 2,097 yards in 2012.

However, Peterson's next career stop is uncertain. He visited Seattle, but the Seahawks ended up signing former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants, Raiders, Houston Texans and the Packers are also possible destinations for Peterson.

The Vikings will move on with Murray, who led the Oakland Raiders in rushing the past two seasons. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2015 after rushing for 1,066 yards and six touchdowns. He has rushed for 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns (12 in 2016) in 45 games (31 starts).



© 2017 iSports Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

JOIN A CONVERSATION

New England Patriots Trading Jimmy Garoppolo to Cleveland Browns After RG3 Injury?

Jimmy Garoppolo performed well for the New England Patriots in Week 1, but his time as a starter mig... more

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas Returning Against Indianapolis Colts

The Denver Broncos may be getting a big shot in the arm if reports are true that wide receiver Demar... more

NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns Signing Geno Smith To Replace Robert Griffin III

The Cleveland Browns find themselves in a very precarious position following the untimely injury to ... more

MLB Trade Rumors: Ryan Braun To LA Dodgers for Yasiel Puig

Imminent Blockbuster Trade seems to be a done deal for Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Brewers' Ryan Braun more

MLB Standings & Playoff Race: Why the Chicago Cubs Should Fear the LA Dodgers

The return of Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw should put a scare on the Chicago Cubs' magical seaso... more

Cleveland Cavaliers Get DeMarcus Cousins For Kevin Love, Is It A Fair Deal?

The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t need much to improve for the coming season meaning Kevin Love trade ru... more

Miami Heat Should Trade Chris Bosh, Build Around Hassan Whiteside

The likelihood of Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh of leaving the team is getting bigger, as possible t... more

WWE No Mercy 2016 Latest News: AJ Styles vs. John Cena Revived, Dean Ambrose the Odd Man Out?

AJ Styles will put the WWE heavyweight title on the line at No Mercy in a Triple Threat match which ... more

Real Time Analytics