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Adrian Peterson notices “interesting moves” by Giants

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Barring a revision in his contract, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is due a $6 million roster bonus on March 11 on his way to having an $18 million cap hit for the 2017 season.

The size of that number makes revision or release the realistic options for the Vikings. Peterson has said he’d like to stay with the Vikings, but settling on a pay cut that makes that happen isn’t a sure thing. As a result, Peterson was asked about other teams he’d like to play for last month. He mentioned the Giants, Texans and Buccaneers and it seems his eyes are still on one of those teams.

The move that would seem to be of the most direct interest to Peterson would be the release of Rashad Jennings, which leaves the Giants with Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen at running back heading into the busier segments of free agency. If the Vikings ultimately take the same route with Peterson that the Giants took with Jennings, it would likely lead to a lot of speculation about Peterson landing in New Jersey.

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  1. nhpats says: Feb 16, 2017 8:49 AM

    $18M for a RB? A guy who averages fewer than 14Tds per season at QB? No wonder the Vikings can’t win anything!

  2. dorsiaonafriday says: Feb 16, 2017 8:51 AM

    I’d be down for you to come to Tampa, just don’t demand a 40 million dollar deal, get injured after 6 weeks (ala Matt Forte or Arian Foster last year) and then enjoy the warm beautiful beaches as we go ‘running back-less’ for the entire season.

  3. Occam's Whiskey Bottle says: Feb 16, 2017 8:51 AM

    The problem that AP faces is that talented young runners can be found late in the NFL draft. Just look at the Bears Jordan Howard as an example.

    Why pay for an over priced, over the hill running back when you could potentially draft a young runner at the fraction of the price who has more upside than AP?

  4. JON ROBINSON ERA says: Feb 16, 2017 8:52 AM

    YOUR DONE. LET HIM GO VIKINGS AND REAP THE BENEFITS LIKE WE DID WITH CHRIS JOHNSON. NOT A SHOT AT CJ HE GAVE US HIS ALL WHEN HERE. CJ HAS YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE RECORD AND SHOULD HAVE ALL TIME RUSHING TITLE BUT A REFEREE APOLOGIZED TO HIM FOR STEALING THAT…DONT BELIEVE ME GOOGLE IT. TO BAD JON ROBINSON WASNT AROUND WHEN WE HAD CJ TO HELP GIVE HIM A SUPPORTING CAST.

  5. irishgary says: Feb 16, 2017 8:53 AM

    Hysterical, Dumbo doesn’t understand that the Giants are a class organization and would never pick up this guy

  6. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Feb 16, 2017 8:53 AM

    If the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS sign him the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS will be SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS next year !

  7. TheCommish says: Feb 16, 2017 8:55 AM

    Please, Giants … don’t do it.

  8. qbarrel says: Feb 16, 2017 8:56 AM

    Let’s see if he’s still willing to work after an 80% pay cut.

  9. noose18 says: Feb 16, 2017 8:59 AM

    Washed up.

  10. rootpain says: Feb 16, 2017 9:03 AM

    Would that mean that Mara would have to give up on ever having Josh Brown on the team again?

  11. bonitalocal says: Feb 16, 2017 9:04 AM

    With everyone realizing that the Giants got away with intentionally mishandling the Josh Brown case, I highly doubt that Mara wants to rip off a scab that is barely forming by signing a mental midget that whips his little boy to a bloody pulp after stuffing leaves in his mouth.

    Maybe I’m wrong…maybe that wouldn’t bother Mara at all.

  12. billco6192012 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:04 AM

    Remember a guy named O.J Anderson.They said he was washed up .Do it

  13. mikejune says: Feb 16, 2017 9:05 AM

    Don’t bite the apple, NYG.

  14. pzebich says: Feb 16, 2017 9:05 AM

    Giants are not going to pay AD that kind of money either.

  15. billco6192012 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:06 AM

    He will be a top 10 rusher this year and be a big upgrade from what we have.

  16. billco6192012 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:08 AM

    March 9 th get the best left tackle money can buy.

  17. bitw44 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:11 AM

    Trust me AD, as a Giants fan you don’t want to run behind that line until they make some more interesting moves

  18. vicksdawgpound says: Feb 16, 2017 9:14 AM

    LOL watch this guy end up in Cleveland.

  19. dwinsgames says: Feb 16, 2017 9:15 AM

    AD has had an amazing career, but this Giants fan says, “No thanks!” Much rather put that $ to work on the O and D lines.

  20. jzs1983 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:15 AM

    This guy doesn’t help your team win and never has, when will people realize that.

  21. sdelmonte says: Feb 16, 2017 9:19 AM

    Dear lord, no. I abhor him and want him out of football, not in my city. The Giants signing him would just be more reason to ignore them.

  22. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 16, 2017 9:19 AM

    A: “Some of these guys are way past their prime.”

    B: “Most of these guys never had a prime.”

    C: “This guy here is dead.”‘

    D: “Cross him off then.”

  23. tyorkiv03 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:24 AM

    Who goes on Twitter to take notice of what anot her team is doing? This after going on espn and mentioning 3 teams you’d play for. His act the last 3 yrs has worn very thin even with the real vikings fans who supported him through his legal troubles that got him a fat check for 1 game. Hopefully the door slams you in the a** on the way out.

  24. jag1959 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:26 AM

    Oh he!! no.

  25. gmen5280 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:26 AM

    If AP could gain 1,000 yards behind the Giants OL, then he has proven to be a great RB. However, the money it would cost to bring him in should be used else where.

  26. tyorkiv03 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:27 AM

    Billco6192012…….. Did the Giants sign him? Lol. Amazing where people go with a statement.

  27. pete2112 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:32 AM

    He sure has a way with words. If I were the Giants I would steer clear of this guy.

  28. trabbit55 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:32 AM

    Paul Perkins will most likely never reach the heights AP reached in his career- very few running backs ever will. Peterson is a legend.
    But if you asked me who I’d rather have from 2017 onward, I’d choose Perkins. Young, cheap, showed potential. Peterson, on the other hand, didn’t exactly look spectacular last year, and is coming off another major injury.
    The Giants would be dumb to pick up AP, UNLESS it’s on a one year deal for a small amount guaranteed.

  29. qbarrel says: Feb 16, 2017 9:33 AM

    irishgary says:
    Feb 16, 2017 8:53 AM
    Hysterical, Dumbo doesn’t understand that the Giants are a class organization and would never pick up this guy

    ————————–

    Tell me what’s classy about the Giants again? Last I checked their owner was a complete dbag weasel.

  30. tritz32 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:36 AM

    The Purples love to yap about the Packers wasting Rodgers career. I think we can both agree Rodgers and Peterson are one of the best to ever do it at their respective positions.

    Peterson since entering the league in 2007: 1-4 playoff record.
    Rodgers since becoming starter in 2008: 9-7 playoff record with a Super Bowl Championship.

    Silly Purples.

  31. cosmicconvoy says: Feb 16, 2017 9:38 AM

    If Giants then Jets. Jets love legends on last legs. They can use a LaDainian 2.0

  32. chaparra5 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:38 AM

    Go to the Giants and fumble away a playoff game for them. No better yet go to the Packers and fumble away their playoff game.

  33. RegisHawk says: Feb 16, 2017 9:47 AM

    You’d have to soak in a vat of HGH for the next 6 months before anyone should consider letting you on their team.

  34. stipez says: Feb 16, 2017 9:48 AM

    Interesting moves my butt… wait, that’s how all this trouble started

  35. jvw1982 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:48 AM

    Giants should pick up both AP and BMarsh, when they both get cut….both could come cheap for a team with a shot at SB…Marshall on the other side of OB would be lethal and add AP to the back field and Eli will be in the MVP hunt…..it makes since for the players to take less for that last chance for a ring, and with the other talent, should limit their work load and prolong their NFL careers….

  36. nyneal says: Feb 16, 2017 9:51 AM

    Peterson wants to play in a warm climate, where he can cut tree branches all year.

  37. number1hawkfan says: Feb 16, 2017 9:56 AM

    And yet that unwatchable network BSPN with their fluff stories about stories no sports fan cares about will keep polishing this guys balls. Hes a d bag on and off the field and my team needs a running game. I would be very unhappy if he ended up on my team.

  38. gaiussallistius says: Feb 16, 2017 9:58 AM

    Love the player that Peterson has been for us. However, he doesn’t seem to be that player any longer. Send him on his way.

  39. codiablo says: Feb 16, 2017 9:58 AM

    Should have kicked him out of the league like Ray Rice…he’s been nothing but a cancer since. Waste of cap space.

  40. immafubared says: Feb 16, 2017 10:02 AM

    Pederson has madison ave in his sites. The big aple commercials stardom. Or he may want to retire a viking. We will know soon when he is told about the big pay cut he must take to retire as a viking.

  41. whatjusthapped says: Feb 16, 2017 10:07 AM

    Only the Vikings would devote $18M in cap space to a RB, the next closest in the entire NFL is less than $8M. Now, I have no idea if the Vikings will pay full boat in 2017 but let’s face it, they have done dumber things in the past.

    I could care less what his talent level is or still might be, he has two big red flags. First and it ends here for me personally, he is a convicted child abuser. Only the Viking fans for cheer for such a horrible human being. Second, his playoff performances are marred with huge fumbles that went a long way to preventing the Vikings from winning. OK, that Seahawk loss was half Peterson’s fumble, half Blair Walsh’s wide left.

  42. ragnarthegreat says: Feb 16, 2017 10:07 AM

    Peterson won’t like NY. It’s worse for the Jets than the Giants, but the press is very aggressive and the fans can be merciless. That is why they lost a coach who had won tow super bowls. If he fails to deliver on the expectations that come with a big contract, they will hold him accountable for all the world to see. It is not easy to play in NY. He may not like that.

  43. senatorblutarsky says: Feb 16, 2017 10:10 AM

    So the child beater is out self-promoting. He’s done.

  44. tylawspick6 says: Feb 16, 2017 10:13 AM

    LOL

    Cap Hell Giants ready to push themselves deeper into cap hell and miss the playoffs yet again.

  45. futures44 says: Feb 16, 2017 10:14 AM

    Wife beater josh brown, trust fund baby pedophile John Mara. We welcome Child beater Adrian Peterson. Perfect fit.

  46. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 16, 2017 10:18 AM

    Forget the money. Look how happy he is just to be rid of MN.

  47. PFT loves the Steelers says: Feb 16, 2017 10:23 AM

    Giants had probably the worst rush offense last year, yet fans are acting like they’re too good for AP. You can’t make this stuff up.

  48. diveleft says: Feb 16, 2017 10:28 AM

    tritz32 says:
    Feb 16, 2017 9:36 AM

    The Purples love to yap about the Packers wasting Rodgers career. I think we can both agree Rodgers and Peterson are one of the best to ever do it at their respective positions.

    Peterson since entering the league in 2007: 1-4 playoff record.
    Rodgers since becoming starter in 2008: 9-7 playoff record with a Super Bowl Championship.

    Silly Purples.

    ========

    What you are failing to take into account is that the NFL is a passing game and not a running game. Therefore, QB is a much more important position and, thus, should have a greater impact on a team’s success than a RB.

    Silly Greenies.

  49. 13worldchampioinships says: Feb 16, 2017 10:29 AM

    codiablo says:
    Feb 16, 2017 9:58 AM
    Should have kicked him out of the league like Ray Rice…he’s been nothing but a cancer since. Waste of cap space.

    **

    How has he been a cancer?

  50. h0metownzero says: Feb 16, 2017 10:30 AM

    He seems pretty anxious to cleanse the rancid stench of MN losing off him.

  51. thefatlazygamer says: Feb 16, 2017 10:36 AM

    You want to know what kind of loyalty Peterson has… lets take a look at the situation….

    Vikings drafted him 7th despite the league getting away from being a running league and his injury history.

    They haven’t cut him despite his fumbling being at minimum partially responsible for their recent playoff losses… a place they do not get often. I’m not counting 2012 because that was Joe Webb.

    They supported him and defended him despite his child beating situation. They decided to sit him out a game instead of immediately suspending or cutting him. The league had to come in and made a special reserve list. Even after more information came out, they did not cut him. Heck, they gave him an extension to get him to come back to the team!

    He’s been out essentially 2 of the last 3 seasons between the beating and injury. Yet, they continued to pay him his deal… which in case you are wondering was the top deal for a RB by a large margin.

    Yes, he’s been a HOF level back…albeit somewhat one dimension. It is a heck of a dimension but they haven’t seen it in awhile (partly due to their line). I actually believe they could keep him without even restructuring him even at that asinine amount. They kept Jared Allen who has fallen off at 18 million for his final season there.

    They have stated multiple times they want him to retire a Viking, only play for the Vikings. Even though he hasn’t really fit the offense they have been trying to run lately, at least under Norv.

    _____

    What has Peterson done to show his loyalty?

    Make comments about wanting to play for Dallas while under contract.

    Comments about being traded.

    Tweets about other teams like above.

    Doing press about where he could or would like to play.

    ____

    Like, Really man? I get you might get released and be salty about it… but if you actually consider things, maybe you should be happy you had money for your numerous child supports for this long you ungrateful man. Until you are released, shut your mouth man.

  52. tritz32 says: Feb 16, 2017 10:52 AM

    diveleft says:
    Feb 16, 2017 10:28 AM

    What you are failing to take into account is that the NFL is a passing game and not a running game. Therefore, QB is a much more important position and, thus, should have a greater impact on a team’s success than a RB.

    Silly Greenies.

    ================================

    Doesn’t change the fact “Purple Jesus” (who is a complete dirt bag and child beater) won a grand total of 1 playoff games for you in his career. Talk about wasting the talents of an all time great talent…Purples are soo cute!

  53. buckswig says: Feb 16, 2017 10:58 AM

    Well, I suppose if you’re determined to add a child-beating RB to your team, you might as well add one on the downside of his career, so when you cut him, you can point to his declining production on the field, rather then the scars on his child.

  54. vikingdoode says: Feb 16, 2017 11:01 AM

    train has left the station…. now going over a bridge! wait is that a troll under there ? no its just AP…BYE

  55. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 16, 2017 11:07 AM

    No matter how this plays out, the Vikings will always be like family to Adrian Peterson.

    .

    .

    Because they’re so easy to beat.

  56. panagos91 says: Feb 16, 2017 11:12 AM

    The interesting moves is a cap dump to likely to help lock up JPP or at worst franchise him, plus the larger cap hits incoming this year from last year’s spending. It’s not to make room for Peterson. Perkins showed some potential and there is better FA options rather than hoping AP gets released.

  57. In Teddy We Trust says: Feb 16, 2017 11:20 AM

    PFT loves the Steelers says:
    Feb 16, 2017 10:23 AM

    Giants had probably the worst rush offense last year, yet fans are acting like they’re too good for AP. You can’t make this stuff up.
    _______

    The Vikings actually did have the worst rush offense last year and we can’t wait to get rid of AP. What do you think of that?

  58. Purple People Eaters says: Feb 16, 2017 11:24 AM

    Thank you for your service, Adrian, now go away.

  59. electricboogalo says: Feb 16, 2017 11:29 AM

    tritz32 says:
    Feb 16, 2017 10:52 AM

    diveleft says:
    Feb 16, 2017 10:28 AM

    What you are failing to take into account is that the NFL is a passing game and not a running game. Therefore, QB is a much more important position and, thus, should have a greater impact on a team’s success than a RB.

    Silly Greenies.

    ================================

    Doesn’t change the fact “Purple Jesus” (who is a complete dirt bag and child beater) won a grand total of 1 playoff games for you in his career. Talk about wasting the talents of an all time great talent…Purples are soo cute!

    =================================

    Let’s not forget Brett Favre won that playoff game with 4 touchdown passes. AP had 63 yards on 26 carries. At least he didn’t fumble that game away.

  60. justintuckrule says: Feb 16, 2017 11:35 AM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Feb 16, 2017 10:13 AM
    LOL

    Cap Hell Giants ready to push themselves deeper into cap hell and miss the playoffs yet again.
    —————————————-
    Made the playoffs and we’re close to $40M under. Nice try Trollpick6. Giants are so in Pats’ fans heads its not funny. I guess ownership really does have its privileges.

    As for Petersen. They said the same thing about O.J. Anderson and he was a SBMVP in yet another stunning Giants’ upset.

    If Mac commits to playing Eli under center instead of shotgun half the game and if we get a serviceable tackle, the move could be a homerun. I for one am ready to solve this 5 year long issue of not converting 3rd and 1s and 1st and goal from the 1.

  61. dragonfly99 says: Feb 16, 2017 11:44 AM

    Every year AP talks about his desire to join another team and every year the Vikings welcome him back with open arms. Hopefully he makes Rick pay him his full amount promised him.

  62. murraysons says: Feb 16, 2017 11:47 AM

    Adrian had some interesting moves beating the crap out of his kid with a stick.

  63. donbat67 says: Feb 16, 2017 11:48 AM

    The athlete is always the last one to realize they are done .

  64. purpleguy says: Feb 16, 2017 12:06 PM

    I just want this to be over one way or another.

    Ironically, there have been rumblings about the Packers signing him, at which point we’d rapidly see how hypocritical cheesers truly are.

    And tritz32, there’s a slight difference between a HOF QB’s vs a HOF RB’s ability to control a game — the Pack has had two HOF QBs in a row and can’t come up with the SB numbers that teams with only one HOF QB have generated (Pitt, NE, NY, SF, etc). The only time a HOF RB has carried a team to a SB was when they were paired with a HOF QB (see, Davis, Terrell — Denver Broncos).

  65. tritz32 says: Feb 16, 2017 12:26 PM

    I’ll repeat it for you purple guy – 1 playoff win in his entire career! SKOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

  66. The Almighty Cabbage says: Feb 16, 2017 12:29 PM

    purpleguy says:
    Feb 16, 2017 12:06 PM
    I just want this to be over one way or another.

    Ironically, there have been rumblings about the Packers signing him, at which point we’d rapidly see how hypocritical cheesers truly are.

    And tritz32, there’s a slight difference between a HOF QB’s vs a HOF RB’s ability to control a game — the Pack has had two HOF QBs in a row and can’t come up with the SB numbers that teams with only one HOF QB have generated (Pitt, NE, NY, SF, etc). The only time a HOF RB has carried a team to a SB was when they were paired with a HOF QB (see, Davis, Terrell — Denver Broncos).
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And yet, the Vikings kept paying him and kept paying him and kept paying him. They even gave him MORE money for beating his kid.

    Meanwhile, you purples kept telling us year after year how “the Packers are in decline and the Vikings are taking over the division, behind the greatest one-dimensional, child beating, running back that ever lived.”

    This is why nobody takes purples seriously. Vikings fans, yes. Purples, no.

  67. tritz32 says: Feb 16, 2017 12:32 PM

    Randy Moss and Adrian Peterson combined for a 5-9 playoff record for the purples. Both of them are likely top 3 at their position all time. And both of them did everything possible to leave the organization in their primes. That’s all you need to know about the Vikings.

  68. celticsforever says: Feb 16, 2017 12:33 PM

    goodell and mara should handcuff themselves to one another, stand on the edge of a 3000′ cliff, play a game of rock-scissors-paper, and the loser has to jump…….

  69. tritz32 says: Feb 16, 2017 12:41 PM

    purpleguy says:
    Feb 16, 2017 12:06 PM
    I just want this to be over one way or another.

    Ironically, there have been rumblings about the Packers signing him, at which point we’d rapidly see how hypocritical cheesers truly are.

    =================================

    If you honestly think the Packers have even thought about signing him (let alone doing it) I’ve got some beachfront property in Iowa I can sell you…

  70. fmc651 says: Feb 16, 2017 12:51 PM

    Packers’ Aaron Rodgers: Struggles until garbage time in NFC championship game loss 44-21.

    by RotoWire Staff Jan 23, 2017

    packer fans have their own problems at RB. One guy ate himself out of the NFL. And they have a WR playing in his place that has proven to be ineffective. Worry about that not trolling here.

  71. cheeseisfattening says: Feb 16, 2017 12:58 PM

    Eddie Lacy notices “interesting moves” by China Buffet

  72. twinfan24 says: Feb 16, 2017 12:58 PM

    I wish the Vikings would just cut him already and cut their losses. But, I fear they will resign him for $4-5 million, which would be a monumental waste of money. They have already paid for far too many games when he wasn’t healthy enough to play. Sign 2-3 guys on the OL and spend that money there. Draft a RB late or pick up a cheaper retread.

  73. joshgordonsbong says: Feb 16, 2017 1:16 PM

    *are

  74. rootpain says: Feb 16, 2017 1:18 PM

    Giants have two far important positions to fill long before they should consider anyone like AP. They need a franchise QB first. That pretender that has lived off the family name and lucked out in two SBs is not it (with all due respect to him being a really nice guy off the field as jag1959 once posted).
    More importantly, they need a new owner. Mara is an embarrassment. I still have no idea why he wasn’t suspended from all NFL activities after having consciously and deliberately re-signed Josh Brown knowing it was a league violation.

  75. wafflestomp says: Feb 16, 2017 1:26 PM

    I still can’t believe all of the Barney fans welcomed back and cheered for a child abuser.
    He’s nothing more than a piece of garbage and they sold their dignity and souls for what? 3, maybe 4 more wins.

    But Hey, as long as he wasn’t perceived as being smug and arrogant, or worse yet, fat.
    The Heidis won’t stand for that.
    Truly sad and pathetic.

  76. ragnarthemagnificent says: Feb 16, 2017 1:34 PM

    Please go to the Giants, I beg you

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