Could we see Adrian Peterson rushing out of the Minnesota Vikings' backfield once again this season? Well, perhaps.
The Vikings running back and his lawyer are negotiating a plea deal, which could be done as early as Tuesday, in his child-abuse case in Texas, ESPN is reporting. Such a deal would eliminate the prospect of Peterson standing trial on felony child-abuse charges, which stemmed from whipping his 4-year-old son. His trial was tentatively set for a December 1 start.
However, even if a plea deal is reached, it is unknown if it will result in the NFL removing Peterson from its commissioner's exempt list and allowing him to make his return to the Vikings this season. Peterson has only played in a win over the St. Louis Rams back in Week 1 on September 7.
The Vikings (4-5) have won their last two games, including a 29-26 victory over Washington on Sunday, and have a bye this week. After visiting the Chicago Bears on November 16, they'll play six more games to round out their 2014 season.
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