Should the Atlanta Falcons Pursue Adrian Peterson?

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Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) breaks a tackle from Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte (47) during overtime at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson talks are quickly heating up lately, with the running back and his agent clearly stating that he does not want to stay with the Vikings.

Peterson’s agent Ben Dogra told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that it isn’t in Peterson’s best interest to play for the Minnesota Vikings next season. Dogra later told USA Today, “We want out of Minnesota.”

"“Vikings officials reiterated that Peterson is under contract and expected to remain with the team, but Dogra’s comments — which come days after he refused a meeting with general manager Rick Spielman — suggests Peterson is digging in.”"

Dogra emphasized Monday, via NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, that it is not in Peterson’s best interest to play for the Vikings. Dogra later confirmed to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, “We want out of Minnesota.”

The Vikings can dodge and weave all they want, but if a player doesn’t want to play for a team he usually gets his way, either with a trade or just being released. In Peterson’s case there is no way that Minnesota would just let go of the superstar, but a trade is imminent and very possible.

Should the Atlanta Falcons make an offer for the former All-Pro running back? It’s best to look at both sides of the argument.

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