Adrian Peterson To Consider Pats Discount?

Pending free agent running back Adrian Peterson would “consider” taking a below-market deal in order to sign with the Patriots, a source tells Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. Peterson will hit the open market on Thursday after the Vikings declined his 2017 option."<strong

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The Patriots typically don’t pay running backs more than $2MM, as Guregian notes, but New England could be willing to up that figure in order to land a back of Peterson’s caliber. Given that they expect to lose LeGarrette Blount to free agency, the Patriots may be on the lookout for a bigger back, a role that Peterson could fill aptly. New England’s running back depth chart also includes Dion Lewis, James White, and D.J. Foster.

Since the Vikings’ announcement that they wouldn’t exercise Peterson’s option, most of the reports surrounding the future Hall of Famer have involved clubs’ lack of interest. The Buccaneers and Giants were though to be potential suitors, but neither is now expected to aggressively pursue Peterson. The Raiders, though, still stand as one logical destination for the 31-year-old running back.

Peterson, who was limited to only three games in 2016, ranks as PFR’s No. 32 free agent and No. 2 available running back.

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10 comments on “Adrian Peterson To Consider Pats Discount?

  1. David S

    I heard from reliable sources inside the White House that Kyle Shanahan’s phone was bugged leading into the SuperBowl. I demand that Congress look into this.

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    • txphi_991

      This is sports, not politics, dumbass. Keep all politics out of here

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      • yoyo137

        I think this is more of just a joke about Patriots scandals my dude he didn’t really say anything political except for literally just the words “White House” and “Congress”

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          • yoyo137

            You’re annoying lol you always reply to my comments to say something dumb and condescending

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  2. Turk Murpson

    I don’t think NE is the place for him. I believe Blount tests the market but ultimately resigns with the Pats.

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    • yoyo137

      Blount just got a ring and is coming off of a really good season, and players who just won the Superbowl get paid in the offseason so he might be smarter to just take more money if there’s that big of a difference in what other teams offer. If the Pats are willing to pay more for AP it might just be a better idea on their end to resign Blount and not worry about the injury history.

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      • mcase7187

        There is two things about your wrong about and that’s Blount was a free agent after super bowl 49 didn’t cash in and the last time he’s cashed in he flopped (steelers) so I believe he stays

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        • yoyo137

          Damn you’re right, I totally forgot that he was on the Pats that year too. Good insight hopefully for them winning is a good enough reason for him to stay.

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  3. Charles

    Blount is going to try and cash in, but in the end he stays. I can’t see the Patriots going all in on AP, a flier yes but for pennies on the dollar.

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