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Adrian Peterson working out with Jameis Winston, intriguing Bucs

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Adrian Peterson hasn’t found a team interested in signing him yet, but there may be another one with some degree of interest.

After a social media post appeared of the former Vikings running back working out with Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said he’s curious to hear a scouting report.

“I’ve seen Adrian Peterson many times playing and that guy is one of the best running backs to ever play,” Koetter said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “I’m anxious to talk to Jameis and ask him how his workouts went. That caught me off guard. I didn’t know that. I’ll be honest with you, first thing I thought when I saw that was Jamies is just an amazing guy. The guy is everywhere.”

Of course, the Bucs have at least a three-week opening for a starting running back next season, if not more.

Doug Martin will serve the first three games for a suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs, but the Bucs may make a move to sign or draft another one before the season, and the team has been hesitant to fully endorse him.

That could leave the door open for Peterson, as other teams including the Giants have been more willing to do lately.

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58 Responses to “Adrian Peterson working out with Jameis Winston, intriguing Bucs”
  1. whatjusthapped says: Mar 30, 2017 6:45 AM

    A rapist and a child abuser walk into a bar together…….

  2. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Mar 30, 2017 7:30 AM

    No one is signing AP until after the draft at the earliest. He probably has a year or two of good football left in him, but “probably” isn’t what GMs want to know before committing to his salary demands. They’ll wait until the draft to see if it provides a young, less expensive talented back before trying the Peterson experiment.

  3. exinsidetrader says: Mar 30, 2017 7:48 AM

    Intriguing? Why, because an alleged rapist is associating with a known abuser of children?

  4. Indybear says: Mar 30, 2017 8:06 AM

    I’m sure they are spending time laughing it up with their misogynistic stories of past and present. The old man can mentor the youngster on how to mistreat women, father illegitimate children and provide tips on how to beat them bloody.

  5. onermedboxer says: Mar 30, 2017 8:19 AM

    AP might have something left in the tank, but how much are teams willing to invest in a 32 year old running back?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes unsigned until training camp/preseason when a team’s #1 running back goes down

  6. icebergsimpson says: Mar 30, 2017 8:40 AM

    Drug Martin has competition

  7. dawoger says: Mar 30, 2017 8:45 AM

    So now a “workout” constitutes bending your elbow with a blunt in hand?

  8. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 30, 2017 8:45 AM

    If I was the Bucs I would not want one of my star young players being influenced by Peterson in any way. This will not end well for Winston

  9. tqaztec says: Mar 30, 2017 8:51 AM

    Did AP show him his ring? Oh, wait.

  10. greg3117 says: Mar 30, 2017 9:02 AM

    Winston works out? Who would have known?? 😉

  11. jetblackninja says: Mar 30, 2017 9:06 AM

    Not every team has a rapist at QB and a child abuser at RB…… They are going to go all the way with a lineup like that.

  12. RyanLeaf says: Mar 30, 2017 9:10 AM

    GOAT

  13. chc4 says: Mar 30, 2017 9:10 AM

    He WAS one of the best RBs but not anymore. Bucs aren’t very smart if the sign him. But then again they drafted a kicker in round 2 so I think that has already been established.

  14. lgbarn says: Mar 30, 2017 9:22 AM

    So many lazy comments about Winston being a rapist. No charges were ever files and pictures show anything but an abusive encounter. I don’t know any rape victims that would openly cheer their rapist or ride on the back of his moped after the alleged encounter.

  15. stillabucsfan says: Mar 30, 2017 9:25 AM

    If they do sign him it’ll be a 2 year contract maybe 5 mil a year IF HES LUCKY. he won’t be a feature back as he will have to share with sims and Rodgers, Martin will be gone

  16. bucswinbucswinbucccswinnn says: Mar 30, 2017 9:32 AM

    Don’t do it Bucs. He’s too old. AP is done, how many good productive running backs are over 30? That will take the ball out of Jameis hands, cause AP is going to want a certain amount of touches.

  17. factschecker says: Mar 30, 2017 9:34 AM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes unsigned until training camp/preseason when a team’s #1 running back goes down
    ———
    One step further, if he signs anytime after week 1 his contract would not be fully guaranteed for the full season. I don’t think it’ll get to that point but it could be a possibility.

  18. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 30, 2017 9:38 AM

    He just seems so gosh darned happy to be gone from MN (Loserville).

  19. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 30, 2017 9:54 AM

    Those pregame speeches of Winston’s are just so……. TERRIBLE, just like Ray Lewis’s.

  20. stipez says: Mar 30, 2017 10:04 AM

    He says AP is a little crabby about not being signed.

  21. jasonatomic says: Mar 30, 2017 10:09 AM

    it’s just nice to see two of the NFL’s true good guys coming together like this.

  22. campcouch says: Mar 30, 2017 10:20 AM

    I wonder if people felt rage or disappointment when they saw their stale rapist and abuser jokes get down voted. Just move on.

  23. xavier179 says: Mar 30, 2017 10:22 AM

    Well Bucs if you want to step to the next level this isn’t the way to do it.

  24. 400marios says: Mar 30, 2017 10:37 AM

    Pretty good fit.

    Doug Martin is a great running back through week 4….

  25. patfic5 says: Mar 30, 2017 10:41 AM

    Last thing we need is AP around those Florida women.

  26. bradygirl12 says: Mar 30, 2017 10:46 AM

    These two guys on the same team? It would be a disaster in the making. Neither one is ever going to grow up.

  27. simplec72 says: Mar 30, 2017 10:57 AM

    What does Mrs. Grimes have to say about this?

  28. nyneal says: Mar 30, 2017 11:05 AM

    Maybe he’s showing Winston how to attack women with a tree branch.

  29. philtration says: Mar 30, 2017 11:08 AM

    Why no stories about Peterson being blackballed?
    If he is not being signed because he sucks then does not not apply to Kaepernick as well?

    I guess taking a knee is much worse in the public’s eye than taking a tree branch to a 4-year old child.

  30. GenXJay says: Mar 30, 2017 11:24 AM

    And unbeknownst to everyone, gb swings in and offers a contract to peterson.

  31. RegisHawk says: Mar 30, 2017 11:25 AM

    Sounds like that riddle from The Hobbit…

    No legs visited two legs to get crab legs…

  32. bernieknowsfootball says: Mar 30, 2017 11:27 AM

    Who cares, they both have a shady past and probably present and future !!!

  33. conormacleod says: Mar 30, 2017 11:30 AM

    lgbarn says:
    Mar 30, 2017 9:22 AM
    So many lazy comments
    ———-
    It’s what PFT has become. I’d say maybe 15-20% of comments actually talk about the article at hand, and even less talk football.

    I agree with the one person who here who stated AP is probably just sitting back and waiting to see who needs him the most after training camp. A RB always goes down. AP will be there waiting. And, does anybody really know what his salary “demands” are?

  34. mrdarkness13 says: Mar 30, 2017 11:33 AM

    The Vikings organization stood by this guy, the least he could have done was was take the bare minimum and stuck with the team. Great back but one dimensional. Sorry to see him go but its time, every dog has his day. Draft a RB and move forward.

  35. shaggytoodle says: Mar 30, 2017 11:36 AM

    AP needs to sign deal that’s about 6$MIL max and that’s after he hits all the escalators. I don’t think he will do that, the guy held out after being on the exempt list.

  36. jimmypx says: Mar 30, 2017 11:47 AM

    The Bucs should draft Mixon and AP can school him on being a RB and to never let anyone video you.

    Does anyone think if there was a video of AP stuffing leaves in his kid’s mouth and beating him with a tree branch that teams would be talking about signing him ??

  37. donbat67 says: Mar 30, 2017 11:58 AM

    They were spotted at Red Lobster eating Crab legs .

  38. fmc651 says: Mar 30, 2017 12:15 PM

    Go to gb Adrian. They need help.

  39. stellarperformance says: Mar 30, 2017 12:18 PM

    He will wait it out until training camp is over. He hates training camp.

  40. wib22 says: Mar 30, 2017 12:31 PM

    Keep it classy bucs.

  41. tourismsean says: Mar 30, 2017 12:33 PM

    What a bunch of racist haters. You forget Winston is very young…still only 22. Made a dumb mistake with the crab legs…who hasnt done stupid crap growing up? He has been exceptional for the Bucs and a great role model. I would love to see us pick up Peterson…Martin will come back motivated after his suspension as well plus we have Rodgers…pick up some more offensive line help, receivers, and dbs….watch out this year!

  42. m4hawk says: Mar 30, 2017 1:10 PM

    The bucs are a joke. The old days with the class acts are gone…dungy,Brooks,Dunn,alstott. Now it’s these dirtbags Winston and Peterson.

  43. bspurloc says: Mar 30, 2017 1:49 PM

    .
    the BUCs lol

  44. lordcornelius says: Mar 30, 2017 2:26 PM

    Nice to see others recognizing the stupid comments. Not just this article but almost any… so full of hatred and negativity. I can only imagine a ton of red neck idiots with sad lives

  45. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 30, 2017 2:30 PM

    Wait, wait, wait. Winston has a moped? I don’t know where to start with this. Gives me a totally different impression of him.

  46. sb44champs says: Mar 30, 2017 2:36 PM

    The Bucs will start beating teams with a switch and crab legs..

  47. contra74 says: Mar 30, 2017 5:30 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Mar 30, 2017 6:45 AM
    A rapist and a child abuser walk into a bar together…….
    —-
    First thing that came to mind was Darren Sharper having a beer with Mark Chmura at a bar in Green Bay.

  48. ron46walk says: Mar 31, 2017 9:42 AM

    You can hide from men by casting a stone. What’s scary is that you feel good about condemning. ….what ever judgement you render to others, that same measure of judgment will come back to you. Whatjusthapped.

  49. frank booth says: Mar 31, 2017 10:13 AM

    contra74 says:
    Mar 30, 2017 5:30 PM
    whatjusthapped says:
    Mar 30, 2017 6:45 AM
    A rapist and a child abuser walk into a bar together…….
    —-
    First thing that came to mind was Darren Sharper having a beer with Mark Chmura at a bar in Green Bay.
    ===================================
    Did you know that Darren Sharper played for the Vikings for 4 years? You actually ripped the Vikings as well when you were trying to burn the Packers- that was funny.

  50. contra74 says: Mar 31, 2017 12:53 PM

    frank booth says:
    Mar 31, 2017 10:13 AM
    contra74 says:
    Mar 30, 2017 5:30 PM
    whatjusthapped says:
    Mar 30, 2017 6:45 AM
    A rapist and a child abuser walk into a bar together…….
    —-
    First thing that came to mind was Darren Sharper having a beer with Mark Chmura at a bar in Green Bay.
    ===================================
    Did you know that Darren Sharper played for the Vikings for 4 years? You actually ripped the Vikings as well when you were trying to burn the Packers- that was funny.
    —-
    No. Its well understood that all NFL fans associate Sharper as a Packer first, Saint second. Nice try though.

  51. frank booth says: Mar 31, 2017 1:22 PM

    Oh. Sharper didn’t play for the Vikings? According to multiple stay sites, he played 4 years for the Vikings and 2 for the Saints. I guess they are wrong.

  52. contra74 says: Mar 31, 2017 3:20 PM

    frank booth says:
    Mar 31, 2017 1:22 PM
    Oh. Sharper didn’t play for the Vikings? According to multiple stay sites, he played 4 years for the Vikings and 2 for the Saints. I guess they are wrong.
    —-
    I didn’t say he wasn’t a Viking. I just said he is recognized around the NFL as a packer first and a saint second.

    Go back to pretending you’re a bears fan.

  53. frank booth says: Mar 31, 2017 3:41 PM

    Right. He’s known as Packer, a Viking, and a Saint. You just want to ignore the Viking years in order to support your narrative.

    Go back to pretending your a football fan.

  54. ohgoshhi says: Mar 31, 2017 7:01 PM

    dawoger says:
    Mar 30, 2017 8:45 AM
    So now a “workout” constitutes bending your elbow with a blunt in hand?
    ========================

    Honest question, how do you get so many troll comments to go unnoticed by the mods? If I write anything even remotely less than delightful it immediately gets obliterated by the mods, but you pull it off on every single article. What’s your secret? Do you work here? Get grandfathered in maybe?

  55. contra74 says: Mar 31, 2017 7:39 PM

    frank booth says:
    Mar 31, 2017 3:41 PM
    Right. He’s known as Packer, a Viking, and a Saint. You just want to ignore the Viking years in order to support your narrative.

    Go back to pretending your a football fan.
    —–
    Again, reading comprehension must be a skill you packer fans lack.

    Not once did I say he wasn’t a Viking. I said he is more known as a packer and as a Saint. Yes he played for the Vikings but he isn’t known as much for his play with the team. Is Favre known more as a Packer, Jet, or Viking? Oh now you get it.

    Yes I called you a packer fan, get over it. You’re not a bears fan like you claim. Bears fans at least know when to use “your” vs “you’re”.

  56. frank booth says: Apr 1, 2017 5:19 PM

    Brett Favre and Darren Sharper are at two totally different levels of stardom.

    If you’re going to comment on someone’s English, make sure that yours is correct first. I’m sure that the moderator has seen what you’ve done and will allow me to respond in kind.

    However, you may have something here. I may not be a Bears’ fan- I was unaware that Bears’ fans have a better grasp of “your” vs. “you’re” vs other fan bases- I didn’t even know a study was conducted or that information like this was out there. Thank you.

    I appreciate the help with the autocorrect error. Now, I’ll give you some help with your poor grammar.

    Proper nouns need to be capitalized; you apply that inconsistently (ex. should be “Bears” instead of “bears”). Additionally, your use of plural possessives is shoddy (should be “Bears’ fan”, instead of “Bears fan”).

    It should read “better known” instead of “more known”. Also, in the same paragraph, “Yes” and “Oh” should each be followed by a comma. Finally, in the second to the last sentence, it should be “as you claim” as opposed to “like you claim”.

    The lesson is free. Your welcome.

  57. lgbarn says: Apr 2, 2017 11:33 AM

    “The lesson is free. Your welcome.”

    You get what you pay for

  58. frank booth says: Apr 2, 2017 12:37 PM

    Oh well. I left that out there for contra74, but he didn’t pick up on it.

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