Peterson says he’d take a discount to play for Patriots

Peterson says he’d take a discount to play for Patriots

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wants to play for a contender, and there just might an opening for him in New England, given the prevailing thought that RB LeGarrette Blount will likely sign with another team.

The Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian reported that “a source close to Peterson told the Herald that since [Peterson] has already earned a ton — more than $97 million is his career — it’s certainly something he’d consider. Peterson knows how it worked out for Darrelle Revis and Chris Long.”

How low will he go would be the big question, as the Patriots undoubtedly won’t be breaking the bank for an aging, but still serviceable back.

Mike Florio, PFT: ‘From New England’s perspective, the question becomes whether the team would pursue Peterson given his well-documented case of child abuse from 2014. The team that once renounced the draft rights to Christian Peter due to violence against women possibly would shy away from a player with Peterson’s off-field track record.’