No deal anticipated for Adrian Peterson before draft

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After the Vikings decided they didn’t want Adrian Peterson at his previous price tag, there have been moments of interest from others, but mostly the publicity was self-generated.

And now, it seems he’s going to have to wait at least two more weeks.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Peterson is not expected to sign with anyone before the 2017 NFL Draft. He threw in a “barring a dramatic shift,” which is apparently the late free agency version of ”

Really, there’s no reason for a team to be in a hurry. The Marshawn Lynch-to-Oakland dance seems to be nearing its anticipated conclusion, and teams in the market for a running back can decide among Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, and others. And if they’re just looking for a talented one with baggage, they can draft Joe Mixon.

The Patriots and Saints have brought Peterson in for a look, and other teams such as the Giants have kept his name on their lips. But apparently no one is ready to do anything soon.

28 responses to “No deal anticipated for Adrian Peterson before draft

  1. Since he didn’t get in on the first wave of FA the best thing for him personally is to wait until later. This way he wont sign on the cheap to some place who drafts a stud RB. Also he might be best served to wait for a camp injury to make a team more desperate. The downside obviously is budgets are largely allocated by now.

  2. He wouldn’t be signed until a team suffers a major injury at RB and is looking for a cheap replacement. Peterson was counting on the Vikings paying him $18M and shockingly, it turns out that even the Vikings aren’t that stupid.

  3. Not that I want him on my Packers, but wouldn’t it be the ultimate kick in the head to Viking fans if he helped bring home yet another championship trophy to Titletown?

    I’ll bet the whole state of Minnesota would have to be put on suicide watch.

  4. This will work out perfectly for him: Wait until the season starts, avoid preseason altogether, and collect enormous sums of money for taking vacations two out of the last three years. Perfect!

    It worked for the Vikings. Didn’t it?

  5. Funny feeling he ends up with the Pats. Not sure if I’m happy about it, and they would deserve criticism for being hypocritical, but I have a hunch it’s gonna happen. Apparently his work out in Foxboro was impressive.

  6. Maybe use the $$$ the Giants were going to use on Hankins for AP ?

    I don’t think any back will be successful behind that porous O-Line though

  7. Isn’t there a rule about week 1 and guaranteed contract payment?

    I’d expect him not to sign until after then as an injury replacement and thus also able to be cut easily with little to no financial hit/dead money.

  8. I won’t be impressed no matter where he ends up or how well he plays in the regular season. Come playoff time, his new team better hope he’s injured otherwise he’ll crush their dreams with his butter fingers.

  9. This Viking fan actually thinks AP could be useful to the Pack, and in all honesty, wouldn’t really care if he did. I suspect many purples feel the same way. Of course, so many cheesers feel the world so revolves around Green Bay that they assume everyone else reacts with the same breathless enthusiasm at their team’s every move – apparently to the point of suicide. The Super Bowl prediction was cute though.

  10. tedmurph says:
    Apr 13, 2017 2:41 PM
    Funny feeling he ends up with the Pats. Not sure if I’m happy about it, and they would deserve criticism for being hypocritical, but I have a hunch it’s gonna happen. Apparently his work out in Foxboro was impressive.

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    Its not out of the question. But the Pats are trying for Blount at a price. And to the point of the article the Pats are one of the teams that might grab an RB in the draft if the right guy is there for the right pick.

  11. I’m a big Peterson fan, but the problem he is facing is that his skillset just doesn’t mesh with most teams offenses anymore. The entire league has shifted to pass heavy offenses with more shotgun. Teams need a RB who can pass block and run out of the gun. That’s not him. The Vikings were one of the last teams to feature an offense that suited him. Everyone keeps asking the wrong question…it isn’t about what teams need a RB, it’s about what teams need an RB like him. Few teams still have glaring RB holes, and there are more than enough good RBs in the draft to fill those. Peterson simply doesn’t fit anywhere I can think of anymore.

  12. No real reason to sign him before the draft. He has zero leverage in a high salary demand. Even AD should understand that by now. Some team is going to pick AD up on the cheap.

  13. f1restarter says:
    Apr 13, 2017 2:27 PM

    wouldn’t it be the ultimate kick in the head to Viking fans if he helped bring home yet another championship trophy to Titletown?

    I’ll bet the whole state of Minnesota would have to be put on suicide watch.
    ))))))))))))))))))))))))

    Why would the whole state of Minnesota care if the Patriots won another SB?

  14. For those too slow to know: “Titletown” is the wholly-owned brand, copyright, trademark, and intellectual property of the 13-time NFL Champion Green Bay Packers. Nobody else.

  15. nonstellar you claimed 2 of the NFL titles without winning a playoff game. If you didn’t win a playoff game. You don’t get a title. And then there is the quality of play. The teams Frankford Yellow Jackets, Portsmouth Spartans, Duluth Kellys come on dude gb hasn’t been Title Town since the 1960’s.

  16. fmc651 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 6:13 PM
    nonstellar you claimed 2 of the NFL titles without winning a playoff game. If you didn’t win a playoff game. You don’t get a title. And then there is the quality of play. The teams Frankford Yellow Jackets, Portsmouth Spartans, Duluth Kellys come on dude gb hasn’t been Title Town since the 1960’s.
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    Why don’t you contact the Yankees, Celtics, and Canadiens and tell them none of their old titles count. Good luck with that.

    When you have no championship titles at all, it’s real easy to say they don’t mean anything.

  17. ariani1985 says:
    Apr 15, 2017 5:46 PM
    Pre civil war champions! Wow! So impressive! Beating a bunch of drunken sailors from Duluth!
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    Here we go again……..without any ammunition with which to fight, the usual suspects come back with nothing but insults and putdowns, because that’s all they have. That’s all they ever have.

    As I said, when you have no trophies, it’s very easy to say they mean nothing. If the Vikings hadn’t lost the Ed Thorp trophy maybe they wouldn’t be cursed. Even when they have a trophy, they don’t. That sure fits that team, and their “fans” deserve it. They deserve nothing.

    Titletown will blow their minds when it’s done.

  18. Only packer fans call green bay Title Town. You have been passed up decades ago. You had a 2-0 lead on the entire NFL too. The only fan base to claim the old titles are the packer fans. Not the Bears, not the Browns, not the Lions, just the pathetic packer fans.

  19. Packer fans hardly ever speak of the championships to each other or to the football loving public in general. It’s a reminder primarily voiced in the direction of Viking fans, because Viking fans have insufferable superiority complexes and Packer championships annoy the crap out of them. It’s called “entertainment.”

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