BREAKING: Adrian Peterson and Vikings to part ways

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings
Dec 18, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes onto the field prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Colts win 34-6. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

According to multiple reports, the Minnesota Vikings have announced they will not exercise their 2017 team option on RB Adrian Peterson, making him a free agent.

Peterson, who is 31-years-old, was originally drafted by the Vikings 7th overall in the 1st Round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

During his time in the league, he has made the Pro Bowl seven times, while rushing for 11,747 yards in his career.