Vikings Fail to Offer Contract…Jets cut Revis; Other NFL News
(AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have declined to exercise their option for next season on running back Adrian Peterson. The Vikings all-time leading rusher will be an unrestricted free agent when the market opens next week. Had the Vikings picked up the option it would have been worth $18 million.
General manager Rick Spielman says the team will continue to investigate the possibility of bringing Peterson back. The 10-year veteran is coming off a meniscus tear in his right knee that limited him to 72 yards on 37 carries over parts of three games.
In other NFL news:
— Darrelle Revis's second stint with the New York Jets is over. The Jets are releasing the 31-year-old cornerback, saving some $15 million, including a $2 million roster bonus, in salary cap space.
— Quarterback Kirk Cousins has been given the franchise tag by the Washington Redskins for the second straight year. He'll get about $24 million next season.
— The Kansas City Chiefs have released four-time Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles to clear more than $6 million in salary cap space. The Chiefs also finalized a $78 million, six-year deal with All-Pro safety Eric Berry and signed offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to a $41.25 million, five-year contract extension.
— In a move that shows he has recovered from a serious hand injury sustained in a fireworks accident in 2015, the New York Giants have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. It marked the second time in three years the Giants placed the tag on Pierre-Paul.
— Defensive lineman David Parry of the Indianapolis Colts has been arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, on suspicion of assaulting the driver of a motorized cart and then stealing and crashing the vehicle. Police say Parry showed signs of impairment when arrested early Saturday morning near where the cart was found crashed. Parry was a 2015 fifth round draft pick. He started all of the Colts' games in 2015 and 2016.