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AD Inks His Deal

Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the Vikings have agreed to terms with running back Adrian Peterson, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2007 draft.

Per Schefter, Peterson has signed a five-year, $40 million contract, with $17 million in guaranteed money.

Peterson is the latest player drafted in the top 16 picks to sign a deal for less than the maximum term of six years.

The annual average of $8 million is actually greater than the average value of LaDanian Tomlinson's contract, who signed nearly three years ago an eight-year, $60 million deal.

It's going to be an interesting rookie season for Peterson because I don't think the Vikings have much in the way of a quarterback so yards may be tough to come by. Fortunately for him dollars came pretty easy in the Twin Cities.