Adrian Peterson said he wants to finish his football career in Minnesota but predicted a team "would welcome me with open arms" if the Vikings ever do try to trade him.

After Peterson signed a seven-year, $100 million contract extension in September 2011, his agent, Ben Dogra, told the Associated Press the running back "wanted to finish his career with the Minnesota Vikings." Despite the Vikings' 2-7 start this season, Peterson said Thursday that remains the case.

"I definitely wouldn't mind playing here," he told the Pioneer Press. "I feel like we have the right pieces and we can continue to get some more pieces as well to help build this team and make us even stronger. ... So, no, (I don't want to go anywhere else)."

But Peterson doesn't rule out the possibility of a trade. He turns 29 in March, and there has been speculation the Vikings might want to move him for draft picks in a possible rebuilding project.