Vikings GM: Adrian Peterson 'definitely' won't return in 2017

Peterson played 10 seasons for the Vikings and is expected to sign elsewhere as a free agent. ESPN reports Murray's contract is a three-year deal with that could be voided after one season, but did not report the dollar figures.

Of course, Adrian Peterson - the future Hall of Famer who Murray will replace in Minnesota - remains out there and available.

The Vikings agreed to a contract on Thursday with former Raiders running back Latavius Murray, signaling the end of the Peterson era in Minnesota. Peterson became a free agent last week for the first time since entering the National Football League with Minnesota in 2007.

Peterson has met with the Seahawks but they signed Eddie Lacy.

With Murray added to the backfield, the Vikings have filled the hole left by Peterson's departure, even if the former Raiders running back will never fill the shoes of the seven-time Pro Bowler who's leaving.

Murray arrived in Minnesota on Tuesday, met with the team on Wednesday and ultimately secured a deal by the wee hours Thursday morning. Murray likely relishes that opportunity.

"It was an experience", Murray said of free agency.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora suggested to "keep an eye on" the Raiders and Lions as potential landing spots for free agent Adrian Peterson.

"When I saw that maybe this could be a team I would be playing for, obviously you think about those different scenarios", Murray said. In 2015, he had 1,066 rushing yards and six scores.

As the Vikings try to catch up in the division, you can bet the Packers also wouldn't mind using Peterson effectively against them. For one, I grew up watching the guy and I've been a huge fan of everything he's done there.