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Feb 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Adrian Peterson's days with the Minnesota Vikings might be over. On Tuesday, the Vikings announced they would not exercise the seven-time Pro Bowl running back's contract option for the 2017 season. Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins on March 9. - - The Kansas City Chiefs and star safety Eric Berry agreed on a six-year, $78 million contract that will make Berry the highest-paid safety in NFL history. The deal will include $40 million in guaranteed money and a $20 million signing bonus, according to an ESPN report. Berry had 77 tackles and four interceptions -- returning two for touchdowns -- last season. - - The Washington Redskins placed the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins, the team announced. Under NFL rules, the Redskins can negotiate with Cousins on a long-term contract extension until July 15. If a deal is not reached, Cousins will make $23.94 million for the 2017 season. - - The New England Patriots reportedly passed on using the franchise tag on Dont'a Hightower, making the linebacker a free agent on March 9. The Super Bowl hero could still return to the Patriots but ESPN reported that Hightower is intent on testing the free-agent market. Hightower's fourth-quarter strip sack of Atlanta Falcons quarterback in Super Bowl LI was one of the biggest plays as the Patriots rallied from a 25-point comeback to win the contest. - - Embattled quarterback Johnny Manziel promised a judge that his life is "trending upward" despite recently missing a deadline for updating his progress on meeting conditions regarding his domestic violence case. Manziel was warned by Dallas judge Roberto Canas that a jury trial might decide his fate if a November deal is revoked due to Manziel failing to meet the conditions. - - New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram claims he and his teammates were not allowed entrance into a London nightclub they already had reservations for on Monday because they were "six big guys" and "too urban." Ingram detailed the incident on his Twitter account. Also barred from the Cirque le Soir establishment in Soho were Saints players Sterling Moore, Vonn Bell and B.W. Webb and two others.