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Despite it being April 3, future hall of fame running back Adrian Peterson is still a free agent.
There were rumors that the former Minnesota Viking had too high of an asking price at the beginning of free agency. Now, he seems to have lowered the number in order to visit some title contending teams, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 2, 2017
Peterson visited Seattle a few weeks ago, but nothing seemed to come of it. Today, he is visiting the New England Patriots in hopes to sign with a Super Bowl contender.
Nevertheless, Peterson’s eyes are still set on the Oakland Raiders. However, the feeling is not mutual, according to Sirius XM Radio’s Eddie Borsilli.
Source: Adrian Peterson's desired destination is the Raiders but they're locked in on acquiring Marshawn Lynch, right now.
— Eddie Borsilli (@Borsilli) April 3, 2017
Oakland still wants to acquire RB Marshawn Lynch and is therefore not interested in Peterson at the moment. That could change very quickly if Lynch changes his mind about making a comeback or the Seattle Seahawks make it difficult to acquire the Oakland native. If so, the Raiders could easily be in the market for Peterson.
Personally, it doesn’t make a ton of sense why they are so set on bringing back Lynch. There are plenty of good options available in the draft or in free agency, like Peterson and RB LeGarrette Blount.
Maybe the Raiders need a good PR move for the city of Oakland, by signing Lynch, after winning their relocation vote 31-1 one week ago today.