Cordarrelle Patterson tries to get Adrian Peterson to Oakland

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As the Raiders try to lure Marshawn Lynch out of retirement, one of the newest Raiders has other ideas.

Via Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, former Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson is recruiting Adrian Peterson to Oakland. “Come join the dark side,” Patterson said on Twitter in a message to Peterson.

Given that the Raiders likely will have to send a draft pick or other consideration to the Seahawks to get Lynch, it makes sense to consider Peterson, who is available as a free agent. But with Peterson on the market for nine days and counting, the Raiders have made no apparent effort to pursue him.

If the effort to land Lynch falls through, who knows? For now, though, Peterson continues to find limited interest in his services, which is surely making him even more determined to prove everyone wrong in 2017.

57 responses to “Cordarrelle Patterson tries to get Adrian Peterson to Oakland

  1. “Peterson continues to find limited interest in his services, which is surely making him even more determined to prove everyone wrong in 2017.”
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    Not a fan of the Patriots. As such, when a determined Tom Brady has extra motivation it worries me a little.
    The Adrian Peterson Revenge Tour? At this point in his career, about as worrisome as a cloudy day.

  2. You never know about the great ones and AP is one but after watching him in 2016 it appears he is done. Don’t think he would make it through training camp.

  3. Peterson is a poor fit with Oakland. He doesn’t block, catch, or run out of the shotgun/pistol. Plus he’s old and fumbles. I’ll take a well rested Lynch (or Blount) over AP everyday.

  4. I don’t think Peterson needs any “recruiting” at this point. Just make him an offer and he’ll jump at it. Cordarrelle needs to be convincing his new bosses, not Adrian.

  5. Patterson and Peterson will be back in Minnesota playing in Super Bowl LII. Oakland is putting together a strong team. New England finally has competition in AFC. I’m a Viking fan and letting Peterson go was the right decision, but I wish they would have kept Cordarrelle.

  6. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Just make him an offer and he’ll jump at it.

    Jump at it like Cam Newton on a loose football.
    Wait . . . bad analogy.

  7. thisoneguy1 says:
    Mar 18, 2017 4:56 PM
    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Just make him an offer and he’ll jump at it.

    Jump at it like Cam Newton on a loose football.
    Wait . . . bad analogy.
    ===========
    Jump on it like a donkey jumps at a chance for a cheap head shot…
    wait.. too accurate of an analogy.

  8. i really want both peterson and lynch. It won’t hurt them long term cap wise and both backs would benefit from a 200-225 total touches.

  9. yourunclerico says:
    Jump on it like a donkey jumps at a chance for a cheap head shot… wait.. too accurate of an analogy.

    Okay. I suppose that response might sting a little — if I were a Broncos fan.

  10. “The Adrian Peterson Revenge Tour? At this point in his career, about as worrisome as a cloudy day.”

    The last time people thought he was done he destroyed the league. And then he got a year of rest (not on his will) after it. I wouldn’t count him out.

    It’s a wait and see.

  11. Overrated – check
    Big ego – check
    Former criminal – check
    Soon to be overpaid – check

    Seems like the perfect Oakland raider to me!

  12. absolutevisuals says:
    The last time people thought he was done he destroyed the league.

    How many years ago was that? How old is he now? How many more games has he missed due to injury since then? How much have NFL offenses changed, even in the last four years, while he remains a one-trick dinosaur?
    I could ask more questions, but you probably get the idea.
    In fact, I’m not counting him OUT. But I certainly wouldn’t count ON him, either.

  13. We don’t need AP, we don’t need Lynch.
    Get off the used up RB narrative. That plan never works.
    There are quite a few good backs available in the draft. Should be able to get one in the thiRd or fourth that will give us similar production without reading the cap space.

  14. nomoreseasontix says:
    Get off the used up RB narrative. That plan never works. There are quite a few good backs available in the draft.

    Kudos. Yours is a patient, measured and wise approach, and much easier on the salary cap.

  15. If your team has a better than average chance of making the playoffs, Peterson is the wrong RB. In his only Championship game, he fumbled 3 times and was instrumental in helping the Vikings miss the Superbowl that year. In his only other playoff game, he fumbled allowing the Seahawks to climb back into a game where they were clearly dead in the water up till that point. Now, Peterson needed the help of his FG kicker to miss a 27 yarder but still, the fumble was the turning point.

    So Peterson doesn’t belong on a playoff bound team, that’s why the Vikings made the most sense.

  16. Overrated – check
    Big ego – check
    Former criminal – check
    Soon to be overpaid – check

    Seems like the perfect Oakland raider to me!

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    Typical hater. I think you’re stuck in the 80’s dude.

    Can’t think of anyone playing for Oakland that matches that description, maybe Reggie Nelson? He’s. It an ego guy that I can recall.
    Team friendly contracts, building primarily through the draft, team first guys, good yoing core. The guys you describe sound more like Seahawks or Cardinals

  17. Im sure the Raiders promised him that he would get more touches. He is talented for sure, but not as a receiver. They got a great special teams player but that’s all the get.

  18. tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 18, 2017 5:46 PM
    raiders are blowing it

    they actually think they can walk into foxborough and
    win by making flashy free agent additions

    unlikely

    *************

    Walk into foxborough ?
    More like arrive at the coliseum ready to dethrone.

    More likely

  19. With Oakland trying to lure Lynch out of retirement (if its true) instead of going after AP when all the other good running back free agents have been snapped up already means one of three things:

    1. AP is demanding way to much (probably the case).

    2. Teams are scared away from his injury potential (realistic concern after last year & his age combined).

    3. Teams see him as way to one dimensional seeing as he isn’t much of a pass catching threat and doesn’t run out of the shotgun very well.

    All that combined sure makes a slightly younger and probably healthier & rested Lynch look like a much better option.

  20. thereyougo2 says:
    Mar 18, 2017 4:36 PM
    You never know about the great ones and AP is one but after watching him in 2016 it appears he is done. Don’t think he would make it through training camp.

    TRAINING CAMP , TRAINING CAMP ????? peterson hates traing camp + the otas , plus anything related to gettin football ready” UNLESS ITS HIS OWN TRAINING “

  21. tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 18, 2017 5:46 PM
    raiders are blowing it

    they actually think they can walk into foxborough and
    win by making flashy free agent additions

    unlikely
    ——————–
    At what point does Patriot fan making posts about them become annoying…….my gawd shut up please.

  22. at what point do ankle biting raiders fans, who havenn’t seen
    their team relevant since 1991 @ buffalo in
    january, going to stop thinking they have arrived?

    watch them not even make the playoffs

    lol

  23. Why not take a flier on Jamal Charles and pair him with a bruiser in the draft?

    A relatively healthy Charles in that offense would be scary.

  24. @tylawpick6 is hope that you are still enjoying joyousness from super bowl championship like myself! Best Coach Belichik make football great again just like victory of great President Trump! Raiders go to AFC championship game 2002 to face world champion Patriots in Tuck Rule and bestow glory for best franchise in NFL. Is great for Patriot victory! Go Tom Brady, Patriots and America 2017!

  25. Usually where there is smoke, there is fire…. Seahawks no longer have the cap space for Lynch…I would have to pick Beast mode over AP.. with that said I guess we are taking pretty much all defense in the draft.

    Go Raiders..,.Go Reggie!!!

  26. Go Raiders..,.Go Reggie!
    ___________________€€€€__€

    Man, you fan girls are really a bunch of twisted homers. Why the infatiation with your loser GM? Name one other fan base in any sport that squeals for the gm. Big time daddy issues here. I feel sad and pathetic for you.

  27. Pat Ivan. Your team sure has a lot in common with trump. You’ve reached the mountaintop climbing a web of lies.

  28. Let me get this straight, a NEWLY signed, average or below (at best) WR, is attempting to lure, a once great (but now much less than that because of age & injuries) to his new team.
    I honestly do not see this new Raider having a whole lot of pull, with the front office, and seriously doubt that he will have any success, what-so-ever in luring said running back, to his new team.
    As a Vikings fan, it saddens me to see Peterson’s ship sink so fast, but that is the way careers go, for RB’s in the NFL.
    I wish Mr. Peterson the very best, in what ever direction he may decide to go.
    In my book, Adrian Peterson will always be a Viking.

  29. Cordarrelle can certainly return kickoffs, but not much else. He should spend more time trying to learn how to run proper routes and become a serviceable wide receiver and less time trying to be a General Manager.

  30. There is a distinct absence of Viking trolls on this thread. I guess they’re finally too embarrassed to admit the hero worship they fawned all over Peterson.

  31. pamperpro says:
    Mar 18, 2017 6:03 PM
    tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 18, 2017 5:46 PM
    raiders are blowing it

    they actually think they can walk into foxborough and
    win by making flashy free agent additions

    unlikely

    *************

    Walk into foxborough ?
    More like arrive at the coliseum ready to dethrone.

    More likely

    ———

    Try to actually win your division or a playoff game for once…

  32. How does a 10 year HOF RB get a reputation of not being able to run out of the shotgun? It’s like my dad telling me I can’t have the car because I don’t drive quite as well using one hand.

  33. stellarperformance says:
    Mar 19, 2017 9:10 AM
    There is a distinct absence of Viking trolls on this thread. I guess they’re finally too embarrassed to

    ////////

    But yet the biggest Packer troll comes on this article that has nothing to do about GB. Packer fans SMH. Vikings live in your heads 24/7

  34. AP may be able to run behind a right line, with the right offense, with the right play calling. But, that is a lot of caveats and he would then have to stay healthy, which may not be reasonable either. Add in the fact that he can’t pass block or catch, fumbles too much, his child abuse issues, and the possibility that he may still have unreasonable contract demands (salary and may be asking to avoid training camp), and that seriously limits what teams might be interested in him.

    His best chance may be to keep in shape, wait until some team has an injury early in the season, and try to latch on there.

  35. Enough already. Peterson’s best and only chance is if a RB gets injured in the off-season. Even then, his phone won’t be ringing for a while as the team in need of a RB will be calling other player’s agents first.

  36. eatme2259 says:
    Mar 19, 2017 12:05 PM
    But yet the biggest Packer troll comes on this article that has nothing to do about GB. Packer fans SMH. Vikings live in your heads 24/7.
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    Trolling? How so? It’s two ex-Vikings. Two players Viking fans have worshipped for too long. Just admit it.

  37. stellarperformance says:
    Mar 19, 2017 9:20 PM
    eatme2259 says:
    Mar 19, 2017 12:05 PM
    But yet the biggest Packer troll comes on this article that has nothing to do about GB. Packer fans SMH. Vikings live in your heads 24/7.
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    Trolling? How so? It’s two ex-Vikings. Two players Viking fans have worshipped for too long. Just admit it.

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    Stellar, I don’t have to admit anything. You are trolling, you just said two ex -Vikings, not ex-Packers. Worshipped is pretty intense. I enjoyed watching them play but it’s just football. Now it’s a school night, so hop in the tub and off to bed. BTW Badgers looked pretty good today. Good luck in the sweet sixteen.

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