MINNEAPOLIS – Adrian Peterson will keep his uniform the same for the Minnesota Vikings — for now.

Don’t get rid of those purple No. 28 jerseys just yet.

The star running back said in a series of posts on his Twitter page on Wednesday that he balked at switching because he was told he would have to pay $1 million to cover all the unsold jerseys already produced with his current number.

That’s been NFL policy: Players interested in changing numbers must apply by March of the year in which they want to switch, and they have to buy the unused inventory to compensate the manufacturer.

The league is making a move from Reebok to Nike, creating the potential for players to change without charge, but spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email the league hasn’t finalized the number-switch policy for 2012.

Peterson said last week on Twitter he was pondering picking either No. 23 or No. 21.

DOLPHINS: Offensive line coach Jim Turner was hired by Miami — his second new job this offseason.

In December, Turner left Texas A&M to take the same position at Texas Tech. Now he is joining the staff of new Dolphins coach Joe Philbin.

RAMS: The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission unveiled a plan that calls for $124 million in improvements to the Edward Jones Dome in hopes of making sure the city doesn’t lose another NFL team.

CHIEFS: Longtime NFL assistant coach Bill Muir followed through on his plans to retire, informing Kansas City he won’t return for a 35th season in the league.

Muir joined the Chiefs in 2009 as offensive line coach under Todd Haley, and was elevated to offensive coordinator last season.

RAIDERS: Coach Dennis Allen made the first hire for his new staff, bringing back Greg Knapp as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Knapp spent the past two seasons as quarterbacks coach in Houston but was coordinator in Oakland under Lane Kiffin and Tom Cable in 2007-08.

 


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