Peterson, on the other hand, does not appear to be warming up to the organization after expressing his uneasiness about a lost 2014 season.
After meeting at Peterson's home earlier this month, general manager Rick Spielman recently requested a dinner session with the star running back's agent, Ben Dogra, at the upcoming NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Dogra declined, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported, per a source with knowledge of the situation. Yahoo's Charles Robinson first reported the news.
Multiple sources close to Peterson have informed Breer that the major sticking point is Kevin Warren's recent promotion from general counsel to COO. Under the impression that Warren worked with the NFL to place him on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List last September, Peterson still wants out of Minnesota, Breer added.
The question is whether they will succeed in enticing Peterson back into the fold or ultimately acknowledge that it's better for all parties if he's traded to the highest bidder.