Adrian Peterson may have to remain patient as his search for a new home continues.
The veteran running back, who became a free agent after the Minnesota Vikings declined his contract option, is not expected to have a deal in place with another team in advance of the 2017 draft, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.
Given that he left both meetings without a deal, though, it’s fair to assume Peterson’s contract demands still far exceed what teams are willing to pay for a 32-year-old running back coming off an injury-filled season.
If indeed unsigned through the end of April, he’ll presumably become an option for a team that wasn’t able to address a running back need in the draft.
Peterson ran for just 72 yards on 37 carries across three games in 2016. Any club taking a chance on him will be hoping that, health provided, he’s still more in line with the player who racked up a league-high 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns the season prior.
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