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Vikings nab ex-Raiders RB Murray, bid Peterson farewell

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson carries the ball during the team's NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that free agent running back Peterson has visited with the Seattle Seahawks. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the details weren’t being made public on Sunday, March 12, when Peterson was at Seahawks headquarters. This was his first in-person meeting with a team since the Vikings declined their option on his contract for 2017 and made him a free agent for the first time. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson carries the ball during the team's NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that free agent running back Peterson has visited with the Seattle Seahawks. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the details weren’t being made public on Sunday, March 12, when Peterson was at Seahawks headquarters. This was his first in-person meeting with a team since the Vikings declined their option on his contract for 2017 and made him a free agent for the first time. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has confirmed Adrian Peterson's time with the team is over.

The Vikings signed Oakland running back Latavius Murray early Thursday after a long night of negotiations. Then Spielman told reporters in the afternoon that he spoke with Peterson to wish him well, clarifying that the franchise's all-time leading rusher will be playing elsewhere in 2017.

Peterson, the 2012 league MVP, played 10 seasons for the Vikings. Murray, who will join Jerick McKinnon as the team's top two running backs, spent four years with the Raiders. He rushed for 788 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns last season despite missing two games with a toe injury.

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