Is Adrian Peterson disgruntled enough to forfeit, a quarter of a million dollar workout bonus?
According to Twin Cities, Peterson won’t be at the start of Vikings OTA’s on Tuesday, and could forfeit his $250,000 workout bonus in the process.
Peterson has not been with the Vikings during all of spring workouts, however the start of OTAs is significant because Peterson has a $250,000 workout bonus that he won’t get unless he takes part in 90 percent of OTAs and minicamps. The Vikings also have OTAs June 2-4 and June 8-11 and a mandatory minicamp June 16-18.
The source did not elaborate on Peterson’s plans for the remainder of the spring, only that he won’t be in Minnesota to open OTAs. Peterson last year participated in OTAs and minicamps.
Peterson has three years and $44.25 million left on his Vikings contract, including being on the books for $12.75 million in 2015. However, none of it is guaranteed.
The Vikings can fine Peterson up to $72,920 for missing next month’s mandatory minicamp. Throw in a possible loss of the $250,000 workout bonus, that means the most Peterson could lose during the spring is $322,920.
However, a source said the Vikings do not have to fine Peterson for missing the mandatory minicamp. It would be their option.
Vikings training camp starts in July of course, so we may get a better sense of his position then.