NFL Rumors: Adrian Peterson Might End Up With Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders

By Raymund Tamayo, Posted: 03/14/17 03:12PM EDT
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The Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders are two of the potential landing spots for legendary free agent running back Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings opted out of the 31-year-old veteran's deal last month, which made him an unrestricted free agent for the first time this offseason.

Peterson, who was the league MVP in 2012 as he almost broke the NFL's single-season rushing record with 2,097 yards, has recently visited Seattle to negotiate a possible deal with the Seahawks. However, the Seattle Times reported that a decision "may not be quick" for the two parties, as the Seahawks are also considering former Kansas City Chiefs and now free agent running back Jamaal Charles as another candidate.

During the visit, Seattle reportedly checked Peterson's physical condition, as he is coming off knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus last September. It was the second ACL tear of his career after he suffered a similar injury back in 2011.

Aside from Peterson and Charles, the Seahawks are also reportedly considering Oakland Raiders' Latavius Murray and Green Bay's Eddie Lacy. This means that it is still a long-process before any official verdict is reached between Peterson and the Seahawks.

According to the report, Seattle is planning to "conduct its visits with all four running backs and likely see where the running back market goes before making any offers." At the moment, the market for the said position has been relatively "slow" with only two running backs reaching a deal as of Thursday -- Charger Danny Woodhead joining the Baltimore Ravens and Jacquizz Rodgers returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Meanwhile, Twin Cities indicated that Peterson's father, Nelson Peterson, hinted on Tuesday that the Seahawks and Raiders are his son's first two options should he eventually decide to leave the Vikings after ten seasons in Minnesota. When asked whether Seattle and Oakland have already reached out to his son's agent, Ben Dogra, the elder Peterson declined to make a statement.



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