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Adrian Peterson | Running Back | #28

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (7) / MIN
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Lions GM Bob Quinn said he thinks Adrian Peterson still has gas left in the tank.
Quinn did not say if the Lions were pursuing the future Hall of Famer, but it is an interesting comment considering he has talked about the need to improve the running game this offseason. Peterson has said he is interested in helping a team "win a championship." The Lions might not be at that level, but they should compete for a playoff spot in 2017. Mar 27 - 8:44 PM

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Gary Myers of the New York Daily News doesn't believe the Giants are an option for free agent Adrian Peterson.

Peterson was arrested on charges of child abuse after hitting and injuring his child in 2014. After last year's PR nightmare involving Josh Brown, the Giants are staying far away from any player that might generate controversy. The Giants could use another back after releasing Rashad Jennings, but for now, it looks like they're content splitting the work between Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen. Peterson's market continues to be nonexistent.
Mar 26 - 12:32 PM

Adrian Peterson said he is "in no rush" to find a new team.

That is convenient because NFL teams are in no rush to sign him. In a statement which must be true considering the number of all-caps words and exclamation points, Peterson shot down reports he is looking for $8 million in the first year of his new deal before adding "finding the best fit" and helping a team "win a championship" are his main objectives. Peterson has received almost zero interest since becoming a free agent.
Mar 25 - 9:45 AM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports free agent Adrian Peterson is looking for $8 million in the first year of his new contract.

He can keep dreaming. That would make Peterson the third highest-paid running back in the league behind Le'Veon Bell and LeSean McCoy. Previous reports have suggested teams are reluctant to pay Peterson even $5 million annually, making his $8 million asking price downright laughable. Aging, fragile and fumble-prone, Peterson's stock has never been lower.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 24 - 2:22 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Packers "mulled" a visit with free agent Adrian Peterson but ultimately decided against it.

According to Fowler, Peterson's asking price is believed to be too high. One of the best running backs in the history of the league, Peterson doesn't seem to realize he's a 32-year-old running back in an NFL that is devaluing the position. He's not going to get top-end money. Peterson will likely have to settle for something around $5-6 million or he's going to be without a team.
Mar 24 - 11:48 AM

Speaking Thursday, Vikings GM Rick Spielman confirmed the team would not be re-signing free agent Adrian Peterson.

"With us signing (Latavius) Murray, Adrian will move on elsewhere," Spielman said of one of the greatest players in franchise history. The No. 7 overall pick of the 2007 draft, Peterson averaged 4.85 yards on his 2,418 Vikings carries. He tallied seven 1,000-yard seasons, including the No. 2 rushing campaign of all time in 2012 (2,097). Five days shy of his 32nd birthday, Peterson has drawn scant interest in free agency, visiting only the Seahawks. One-dimensional for this day and age, Peterson is coming off a season lost to injury and likely seeking too much money.
Mar 16 - 4:42 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora suggested to "keep an eye on" the Raiders and Lions as potential landing spots for free agent Adrian Peterson.

With the Vikings signing Latavius Murray on Thursday, that closes the door for Peterson in Minnesota, but it could possibly open one in Oakland as Murray's replacement. However, at the moment, it seems like the Raiders are willing to hold firm with Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington heading into the draft. We haven't seen the Lions connected to Peterson much, but Detroit has made it known it wants to fix its running game. There could be a fit. The Bucs and Giants remain disinterested in 32-year-old (next week) Peterson.
Mar 16 - 9:58 AM

Free agent Adrian Peterson left his Seahawks visit without a contract.

It doesn't mean a deal won't happen, but the Seahawks want to host Latavius Murray and Jamaal Charles first. Peterson has yet to line up any other visits.
Mar 13 - 5:48 PM

Adrian Peterson's visit with the Seahawks is expected to last into Monday.

Peterson arrived in Seattle on Sunday, a day after the Seahawks met with Eddie Lacy. Seattle is also expected to host Latavius Murray and Jamaal Charles in the coming days, and The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta believes the team wants to visit with all four backs before making a decision. It does not look like Peterson will get a firm offer during the visit.
Mar 13 - 8:44 AM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports free agent Adrian Peterson will visit the Seahawks.

He joins Latavius Murray, Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy. It's Peterson's first-known visit. It's progress, but obviously hard to get too excited when he's competing with so many other veteran backs. The 'Hawks seem likely to make a signing, but it stands to reason they would prefer someone younger than Peterson. His recent injury history is also working against him.
Mar 11 - 11:35 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports free agent Adrian Peterson is more interested in joining the Raiders than the Raiders are interested in him.

Peterson's father said on Tuesday that the Seahawks and Raiders were showing interest in his son, but on Wednesday it's been revealed that probably isn't true. Peterson's camp seems to be trying its hardest to drum up interest in his services, but it doesn't look like anyone is willing to believe it. The Raiders are more likely to look toward the draft or younger free-agent options.
Mar 8 - 10:59 AM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports the Seahawks have "no immediate interest" in free agent Adrian Peterson.

Pelissero leaves the door open for the Seahawks to possibly revisit Peterson, but that likely won't happen until deeper into the offseason if he's still without a team. That could be very possible. Peterson has been linked to a number of clubs, but all of the rumors seem to be started by Peterspn's camp. He's trying desperately to get a contender to come after him, but nobody appears to be taking the bait. The soon-to-be 32-year-old is unlikely to get the money he wants.
Mar 8 - 8:53 AM

Free agent Adrian Peterson's father says his son hasn't felt "appreciated" by the Vikings' offers, and that the Seahawks and Raiders are interested.

Peterson's father said the Raiders and Seahawks are "for sure" interested. He reiterated his son's interest in the Pats, but didn't know if it was mutual. Peterson's father says he's intrigued by the Raiders' offensive line. All three teams have running back needs, but might not be dying to sign a 32-year-old back (later this month) who contributes nothing in the passing game.
Mar 7 - 6:27 PM

NFL Network's Stacey Dales named the Raiders and Seahawks as "desirable landing spots" for free agent Adrian Peterson.

Peterson has shown interest in Oakland before but this is the first time he's mentioned Seattle as a possibility. The Seahawks' backfield was a mess last season but that was mostly due to injuries. AP has also been linked to the Bucs, Cowboys, Giants and Patriots. We wouldn't rule out a return to Minnesota, either.
Mar 7 - 5:41 PM

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, there is "nothing going on" between the Patriots and free agent Adrian Peterson.

The Boston Herald reported Monday that Peterson would "consider" taking a discount to play for the Patriots. That may be true but the two sides haven't been in touch yet. The Patriots are looking for an early-down bruiser to replace LeGarrette Blount, who appears to be headed elsewhere. It's a good fit on paper but it's anyone's guess how much AP has left in the tank after another injury-plagued season in 2016.
Mar 7 - 2:11 PM

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