Peterson previously visited with the Seahawks, but they elected to sign Eddie Lacy instead.
This is certainly an interesting development, given that the Patriots could still use bigger running back and haven’t shown much interest in re-signing LeGarrette Blount up to this point.
The Patriots could offer Peterson an opportunity to compete for Super Bowl title, which is among his priorities. Peterson’s asking price is reportedly as much as $8 million per year, but he has since refuted that this is his salary target.
There has been some recent buzz regarding the Packers having interest in Peterson (NFLTR). However, Green Bay may hold off until after the draft before possibly bringing him in for a workout.
Peterson, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2007. He was entering the final year of his three-year, $44 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and was set to make a base salary of $11.75 million to go along with a $6 million roster bonus due on March 11.
Peterson is testing the open market for the first time in his career.
In 2016, Peterson has rushed for 72 yards on 37 carries (1.9 YPC) to go along with three receptions for eight yards receiving and no touchdowns over the course of three games.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.