Free agent RB Adrian Peterson announced via his Twitter account Saturday that he’s in “no rush” to sign with another team. Peterson also denied reports that he’s seeking as much as $8 million per year in his next contract.
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) March 25, 2017
Previous reports have said that Peterson is more than willing to take his time with finding a new team, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise. Some have also wondered that if Peterson may consider retirement if he’s asked to take a large reduction in pay and a reduced role next year.
The Packers were reportedly interested in bringing Peterson in for a visit, but elected to pass on a potential meeting.
The Raiders and Giants have also come up as potential landing spots for Peterson since free agency opened a few weeks ago, but it appears as though Oakland may prefer other options including Marshawn Lynch. There has been a lot of talk about the Giants adding a power running back, but there hasn’t been any indication that Peterson could be a serious option for them.
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.