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Giants coach on Adrian Peterson: “Never say never”

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The Giants were one of the first teams Adrian Peterson started flirting with, even before the Vikings let him go.

And it appears there’s at least some interest on their part.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo was asked specifically Tuesday whether they’d have interest in adding the 32-year-old running back, and he replied directly: “Never say never.”

He also said that despite his age and the fact he’s had one healthy season in the last three years, he thinks Peterson has the ability to help a team.

“He’s a guy who’s a very talented player, and he has a chip on his shoulder,” McAdoo said. “And if he can stay healthy he has a lot to offer.”

The Giants could clearly use someone who is an every-down back, as their depth chart consists mostly of complementary backs such as Shane Vereen and Shaun Draughn and 2016 fifth-rounder Paul Perkins.

Whether that guy is Peterson remains to be seen, but McAdoo’s response did nothing to stop the speculation linking them.

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24 Responses to “Giants coach on Adrian Peterson: “Never say never””
  1. senatorblutarsky says: Mar 28, 2017 5:49 PM

    Peterson will show the Giants how to beat anyone.

  2. whatjusthapped says: Mar 28, 2017 5:49 PM

    It’s a game of Poker and Peterson clearly wants more than any team is willing to pay him so he will hold his hand and wait for a key injury so he has some leverage.

    His biggest problem is that the Vikings gave him $18M and the next highest paid RB in the entire NFL was less than $8M so he was overvalued for years with that contract. But the other 31 teams aren’t as mentally challenged as Rick Spielman, the best thing to happen to the Bears, Lions and Packers in several years.

  3. bondlake says: Mar 28, 2017 5:52 PM

    I don’t know about now, but I always wished that Green Bay could have had him during his prime. No one could have stopped the Pack with him in the backfield. No one.

  4. redlikethepig says: Mar 28, 2017 5:52 PM

    Coach speak … what else is he going to say?

  5. madmike66 says: Mar 28, 2017 5:54 PM

    “The Giants could clearly use someone who is an every-down back”. Yeah, but Adrian Peterson is not an every down back.

  6. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 28, 2017 6:01 PM

    “Never say never”. That goes through my head every time I throw away another losing lotto ticket.

  7. babygaga19 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:01 PM

    OMG, don’t go there.

  8. jag1959 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:02 PM

    “The Giants could clearly use someone who is an every-down back”

    Yes they could but what does that have to do with Adrian Peterson?

  9. xavier179 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:03 PM

    McAdoo, seriously have you thought this out?

  10. cheeseisfattening says: Mar 28, 2017 6:05 PM

    Giants coach on Adrian Peterson: “Never say never”
    That is what got Eddie Lacy into trouble in Green Bay.

  11. bsmitty32 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:06 PM

    I guess Im one of the few that thinks Paul Perkins will be a pretty good fit for them.

  12. laserw says: Mar 28, 2017 6:15 PM

    The New York Nightmara Family Crime Syndicate does not have enough players without personal integrity – add another – do it!

  13. 33vikes says: Mar 28, 2017 6:19 PM

    Great player but is NOT an every down back. Has to come out on 3rd down. Every time.

  14. djvh2 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:23 PM

    Just not Green Bay please, even at vet minimum.

  15. justintuckrule says: Mar 28, 2017 6:25 PM

    Unless you have David Johnson or LeVeon Bell on your team, there’s really no such thing as an every down back anymore anyway.

    Sign him. I’m sick of having to pass it on 3rd and 1 ever since Jacobs retired.

  16. victorycruz says: Mar 28, 2017 6:48 PM

    djvh2 says:
    Mar 28, 2017 6:23 PM
    Just not Green Bay please, even at vet minimum

    Don’t worry, he wouldn’t. He’d never play within his division, that was just Green Bay trying to be petty after their sacred Brett Farve played for Vikes.

  17. dawoger says: Mar 28, 2017 6:49 PM

    in another 56 years from now the skoltroll will still be saying “never say never.”

  18. jerseyshoregiant says: Mar 28, 2017 7:15 PM

    McAdoo also had the same response 3/4 weeks ago.

  19. ariani1985 says: Mar 28, 2017 7:19 PM

    The packer trolls are crying in their PBR with the news!

  20. bk813 says: Mar 28, 2017 8:03 PM

    Are the JETS and GIANTS racing to be the first team to the dumpster fire of old over the hill players….McCown ….AP?

  21. ragnarthemagnificent says: Mar 28, 2017 8:40 PM

    The Ned Flanders of NFL coaches wants you. Hi diddly ho!

  22. zonedout100 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:56 PM

    Always say never to AP and his “baggage”.

  23. ak185 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:13 PM

    Might not be a bad move. The Giants have Perkins who will certainly have earned reps, their O-line isn’t in bad shape and they’re firmly in win now mode. The hold up here would be on Peterson’s end-money demands, playing preferences, that kind of thing. I could see him signing there, but only after he doesn’t get what he wants from other teams.

  24. jstdad says: Mar 29, 2017 9:05 AM

    For the love of Christ, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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