NFL Free Agents: Adrian Peterson Feeling 'Disrespected' With No Deal in Sight for Former MVP

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 03/19/17 06:54PM EDT
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Former Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson feels "disrespected" with no team signing him. (Photo : Jon Durr/Getty Images)

The list of NFL free agents is getting shorter but among the prominent names still on it is running back Adrian Peterson. It turns out the market is not that great for the former MVP, who was expected to be pursued by several teams when he became available. 

According to Bleacher Report, Peterson feels "disrespected" with the way things are going in the 2017 NFL free agency. As of this moment, no team really made a run for him aside from the Seattle Seahawks. They had a meeting but nothing was reached and the Seahawks went with Eddie Lacy. 

The other options for Peterson were the Minnesota Vikings and the Oakland Raiders. When the Vikings parted ways with him, many thought he would later re-sign with them. However, last week, team general manager Rick Spielman officially ended their relationship with him after they signed running back Latavius Murray. 

Meanwhile, the Raiders were viewed as one of the teams who could make a run at Peterson. The Raiders accomplished a few moves already this offseason, aiming to improve Derek Carr's supporting cast. They signed tight end Jared Cook and quarterback E.J. Manuel.

Peterson would have been next but the Raiders have a new target at the running back position. They were recently linked to one-time Super Bowl winner Marshawn Lynch. There were reports stating that they are trying to lure "Beast Mode" out of retirement. 

All of this is unpleasant news for Peterson and this might be the reason why he is feeling "disrespected." As a former NFL MVP, there should at least be a few organizations eyeing him, but from the looks of it, they are unwilling to gamble on a rusher who just played three games in the 2016 season. Another factor is his reported lucrative salary demand.



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