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08:06 AM ET 09.02 | Beyond the stadium issue, the Vikings now have to worry about Adrian Peterson since Chris Johnson's signing. "Pay the man," was Peterson's advice to the Titans [last week]. Now we know why. And now we know why Peterson was in no hurry to sign a deal before CJ. Johnson and the Titans agreed to a four-year, $53.5 million deal with $30 million guaranteed. Peterson has to be thrilled. The Vikings not so much, although they had to figure this was about the ballpark they'd have to play in to keep Peterson. When the two sides get together and start seriously negotiating, the starting point is going to be $31 million because Peterson is in perpetual competition with Johnson. He hates it when people say or even suggest Johnson is the league's best running back.

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September 2, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Cheapskate Zygie paying the man? Don't think so!

September 2, 2011  08:16 AM ET

It's ALREADY a mess in Minnesota!!

September 2, 2011  08:21 AM ET

A.P. wants out of there. he wants a ring.


Come to Green Bay bro.

September 2, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Johnson signing makes a mess in Minnesota



That's a damn shame, isn't it?

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September 2, 2011  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A.P. wants out of there. he wants a ring.Come to Green Bay bro.

that would be awesome if he did, i was hoping the pack would put together a package for johnson. but oh well, thompson i think would love to bring peterson in just to stick it to minnesota.

September 2, 2011  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Pay the man Shirley.

It ain't like they are going to spend their money on something else, it is of course MINNESOTA!

September 2, 2011  08:28 AM ET

So, what's worth more, a Johnson or a Peter, son?

September 2, 2011  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

that would be awesome if he did, i was hoping the pack would put together a package for johnson. but oh well, thompson i think would love to bring peterson in just to stick it to minnesota.

As a dallas fan I'm imagining Green Bay WITH the power running game they lack....that is scary. After watching him torment my Longhorns for years I don't want to see him on a contender in the NFC. Raiders might be willing to pay him....

September 2, 2011  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A.P. wants out of there. he wants a ring.Come to Green Bay bro.

NO, NO, NO, NO!

September 2, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A.P. wants out of there. he wants a ring.Come to Green Bay bro.

Why don't he just go to a jewlery store?

September 2, 2011  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

NO, NO, NO, NO!

I say Dallas but only if he's willing to back-up Felix Jones...........................Okay, Okay it was a joke SSSSHHHHH!!!

September 2, 2011  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Why don't he just go to a jewlery store?

Or Roy Williams mail-order jewelry outlet.

September 2, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Or Roy Williams mail-order jewelry outlet.

Or take a note from Pac-Man or Dez Bryant, I heard they like BLING!!

September 2, 2011  08:44 AM ET

I think there is a store in Dallas that will extend a serious line of credit to professionals....just make sure you pay them eventually.

September 2, 2011  08:45 AM ET

So Tebow looked better than Brady Quinn last night.......just thought I would throw that out there......

September 2, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I say Dallas but only if he's willing to back-up Felix Jones...........................Okay, Okay it was a joke SSSSHHHHH!!!

Nice thought, but a pipe dream.

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September 2, 2011  08:49 AM ET

AP is going to be the 100 mil dollar rb. Lol

 
September 2, 2011  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A.P. wants out of there. he wants a ring.Come to Green Bay bro.

eff that
AP's great and all that, but the Packers haven't gotten where they are by over-paying other teams' free agents whose best years may be behind them.
What the success rate of free agent RBs with >5 years starting and >1200 rusing attempts anyway?

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