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Adrian Peterson rumors: Reports say RB is interested in Raiders, Giants

And the Vikings want him to return, too.

It's been a day since former, multiple No. 1 overall fantasy football pick Adrian Peterson was given his release by the Minnesota Vikings and the internet has not surprisingly been abuzz.

It seems as though a beat writer for every single NFL squad from Seattle to New England has pontificated on whether the team from their city should or will try to sign the 31-year-old running back who has 11,747 yards under his belt during a fruitful pro career.

Here's a brief rundown of some of the latest news on the Peterson front. Keep in mind that NFL free agency begins on March 9.

Vikings still in play

The NFL world is converged in Indianapolis, which makes for easier reporting.

Vikings GM Rick Spielmanwouldn't confirm whether the team was interested in striking a new deal with Peterson — though reports have suggested Peterson's father wants him to stay in Minnesota.

"I'll stick to 'all our options open,'" Spielman told reporters at the NFL scouting combine Wednesday.

Spielmanalso went on to say that said he had "very positive" conversations with Peterson and his agent over the weekend.

Raiders stepping up

ESPN is reporting that Peterson is favoring the Raiders. He says he likes the team's offensive line and Derek Carr at quarterback. The team has a good situation on its hands if it wants to ink Peterson, as they can let free agent Latavius Murray walk and let AP lead a RB group comprised of some young talent.

Other paths

ESPN is also reporting that Peterson is considering the Giants, Texans and Bucs as other possible destinations but of course, as always, it comes down to money. What are these teams willing to offer a oft-injured near 32-year-old with lots of mileage under his belt?

The Packers?

Finally, Shannon Sharpe weighed in — as he is prone to do, citing the Packers as the perfect fit for Peterson. Green Bay has to decide whether to bring back Eddie Lacy who was hurt last year and is a current free agent. They desperately need a strong go-to running back to help compliment Aaron Rodgers and the Packers'impressive passing game.

 

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