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Zimmer says Peterson won’t be disruptive or disgruntled

Mike Zimmer

Mike Zimmer

AP

All the Adrian Peterson trade talk has died down in the last couple weeks, and from all indications Peterson will be a Viking this year. But will Peterson be an unhappy camper who causes headaches in the locker room?

Not according to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who says he has talked to Peterson and doesn’t anticipate any problems. Although Zimmer declined to tell reporters what his conversations with Peterson have been like, he said he doesn’t think Peterson will be disruptive or disgruntled.

I don’t think there will be any issues, no,” Zimmer said, via the Star-Tribune.

Zimmer better be right because the Vikings and Peterson appear stuck together. Peterson is by far the Vikings’ highest-paid player, with a cap hit of $15.4 million this season. For that kind of money, the Vikings need to be sure they’re getting a player who will be giving it his all.