Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is making a surprise announcement to the team’s fans this week.
Spielman said the Vikings are considering a long-term extension for the running back, according to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
It is unclear if Spielman will give a formal announcement before the league’s April 7 meeting.
The Vikings had a three-day window to extend Peterson for another year before the 2018 season ended.
He signed a four-year, $114 million contract extension with the Vikings on March 8.
The Vikings, who have yet to announce their final roster, could make a move before the April 7 deadline.
They could also decide to hold on to a second-round pick and retain one of their top targets in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
The decision to keep Bridgewater at a salary cap level for the first time since his rookie season could come down to whether the Vikings can sign a long term deal with the former Heisman Trophy winner, the Tribune reported.
Bridgewater is due a $19.2 million salary cap charge this season.
He has not been signed since the start of training camp, but he was signed to a two-year deal by the Chicago Bears in April.