When Adrian Peterson skips this week’s organized team activities for the Minnesota Vikings, he will  attempt to send an unmistakable message to the franchise: He wants to be traded.

Over the course of the offseason, multiple league sources told Yahoo Sports that several issues were fueling Peterson’s desire to leave the Vikings. Among them:

• Peterson’s belief that both he and his family need a fresh start in a new city, allowing him to bring personal closure to a disastrous 2014.
• His feeling that the franchise declined to strongly back him publicly during the initial stages of his child abuse charge prior to the 2014 season.
• Trust issues with Vikings executive Kevin Warren, who Peterson and his father Nelson believe undercut the player privately in favor of saving face with business partners and sponsors.
• Coverage from local media during his legal issues, including what he believed was unfair criticism of his “All Day Foundation.”

A source also claimed that Peterson is seeking to rework his contract with the Vikings to secure more guaranteed money.

While Peterson would lose his $250,000 workout bonus by skipping offseason workouts, he cannot be officially fined until he skips mandatory activities. The Vikings’ mandatory minicamp is slated to run from June 16-18.

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