Seattle has already met with Lacy and is reportedly hosting Peterson for a visit today. Beyond that, they’ve scheduled meetings with Jamaal Charles and Latavius Murray in the coming days, so they’re clearly doing their due diligence on the available veteran running back options.
The running back market is still taking shape, as Danny Woodhead is the only one who has signed a contract up to this point. Teams appear to be reluctant to move quickly on veteran running backs when there is such a deep class of rookies coming into the league.
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.
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.
Lacy, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Packers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3.392 million contract and is now in position to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
The Packers placed him on injured reserve back in October with a foot injury that required surgery.
In 2016, Lacy rushed for 360 yards on 71 carries (5.1 YPC) to go along with four receptions for 28 yards receiving and no touchdowns.
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