Latest On Raiders, Adrian Peterson

The Raiders have been frequently mentioned as a possible landing spot for Adrian Peterson. However, Peterson’s interest level in joining Oakland is higher than Oakland’s interest level in bringing him aboard, a source tells Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Adrian Peterson Raiders (vertical)

Recently, Peterson’s father praised the Raiders’ offensive line while taking a clear dig at the Vikings’ unit.

What we personally like is [the Raiders’] offensive line,” Nelson Peterson told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, while adding that the Vikings have yet to make a follow-up offer after declining his option. “The offensive line, they haven’t been playing around. They haven’t been trying to get offensive linemen from the bottom of the barrel and trying to make them into something.”

Peterson, my No. 2 ranked free agent running back and No. 35 ranked free agent overall (based on earning power), might not have the kind of market that he anticipated. The Seahawks are not presently interested in him and he might have to accept a deal with a modest base salary if he wants to join up with the Patriots. The Giants, who said they would “take a look” at Peterson, are not in the running.

All things considered, Peterson’s best bet might be to circle back to the Vikings. His popularity in Minnesota and history with the team could make them willing to pay him more than any other potential suitor.

Photo via Pro Football Rumors on Instagram.

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  1. Mister Q

    Circling “back to the Vikings” will be the death knell of Adrian Peterson’s illustrious career. The team has a deplorable, disorganized and injury prone offensive line that can’t block anywhere near as well as AP will require to get his game back on track. If this unthinkable turn of events were to actually occur, expect a mediocre first half followed shortly thereafter by a retirement announcement. A genuine shame really considering that AP still has a ton left in the tank, is well rested & 100% healthy. Oakland is the ONLY landing spot for Peterson as they have arguably the best o-line in all of football. If the Raiders can turn a mediocre back like Latavius Murray into a 1000yd rusher, they could make Peterson into a superstar again behind the best run-blocking line of his career; a 2000yd season not out of the question should he remain physically sound. Don’t count the Raiders out just yet; their apparent “luke-warm” interest is simply a symptom of their well-advertised game plan with regard to their 2017 running game. It’s only Day 2 folks…no need to panic or to throw in the towel just yet. RM made it clear sone time ago that he panned to wait and see what Latavius Murray’s free agent market looked like before even considering a move in that department. In fact, if LM gets a few overpriced offers (which based on his age & stats over the past 2 seasons, he likely will), Reggie will simply move on rather than getting involved in some sort of ridiculous bidding war for the services of a mid-level back. If this happens, a visit with Peterson’s camp could very well happen within the ensuing 2 days. Patience, folks…patience.

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  2. judyjones11@rediffmail.com

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  3. MikeD

    If this was 2 yrs ago, OAK might throw him a big offer, but it’s not and we don’t “need him” like we did before. Also, the RB draft class is VERY deep this year and those guys make peanuts for 4 yrs, so it’s pretty much guaranteed that RM goes for a new lead RB in the draft.

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    • SKULLZ

      OAK has a pretty fat wad… and a top five throwing game. If you added the threat of a run monster like AP… that opens up a lot of room for the recieves to become even better then they already are. OAK is looking for nothing short of a championship and adding AP to the roster almost guarantees that. Besides sighning AP doesn’t stop from drafting another back from the draft. It would be a great foundation for the young back to ease into the NFL and learn a thing or two from this hall of fame back….

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    • realfootballfan

      McKenzie went after Demarco Murray 2 years ago and was talking crazy money on a team that wasn’t even close. Now, they’re right there. Peterson and some studs on defense makes them one of the AFC favorites, as you always have to get past New England, thus why I said some studs on defense as the other piece since that seems to be their Kryptonite.

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  4. Sheldon the mountain raider

    Peterson dosnt want to be with Vikings. He wants to be in there building at the end of the season playing for the super bowl. And in a silver and black uniform. Raiders are going to win it all this year. Adrian knows he needs to be a part in it. The Vikings will not be playing n that game.

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  5. Sheldon the mountain raider

    Adrian if your reading this. Make it happen. And the rest will go down in history. And when your hoisting the trophy in front of mini in there new stadium. Then you can wave to all your fans and know your spot in the hall of fame that was guaranteed already in my opinion wil now not have the sentence (but he never won a super bowl but he belongs anyway ) won’t happen because of that super bowl ring on your finger. And with Murray leaving you could use your number as well. It’s in the stars dude. Can’t you see it

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