According to James Kratch of NJ.com, the “answer is still no” in regard to the New York Giants signing Adrian Peterson.
Peterson, who had his option declined by the Minnesota Vikings back in February, has been on the open market for a good while now, drawing very little interest from NFL teams.
Arguably, the best running back over the last decade, Peterson has played just 20 games since 2014 due to injury.
A recent report from ESPN’s Jordan Raanan suggested the Giants are still looking for a complementary back to go along with Paul Perkins – mentioning LeGarrettte Blount as a potential option.
But the talk of Peterson joining the Giants has gained little steam since Peter King reported the team’s interest about three weeks ago.
After extending Jason Pierre-Paul to a long-term deal, New York now has extra wiggle room to spend.
But is an aging back like Peterson, who has been injury prone in recent years, really the right move to make?
Personally, I’d say no – hint: look to the draft.