Bucs Are Pursuing Adrian Peterson

Source says the Buccaneers have plans in place to trade for Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson.

Various outlets have reported how the Buccaneers are on a list of teams Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson wouldn't mind playing for. On Wednesday evening, BucsBlitz.com has learned that Tampa Bay is interested in trading for him.

According to a league source close to the situation, the Bucs have had internal discussions of trading for Peterson. Whether the pursuit for the veteran tailback has already occurred or will occur, no clear answer was given. Instead, I was told there are "aggressive" plans in place.

Peterson, 29, has been meeting with Vikings ownership since last week and it is believed he expressed his uncertainty for returning to Minnesota. Peterson is reportedly willing to restructure his contract in order to make a trade realistic.

Earlier Wednesday, the Bucs cut defensive end Michael Johnson and are reportedly set to cut safety Dashon Goldson as well. On Tuesday, the team also released left tackle Anthony Collins. The Buccaneers are cutting their losses with some players to retool their roster, so assuming they are doing this to have enough resources for taking on Peterson's contract if there is no restructure would be speculation at this point.

The Vikings are focused on keeping their star running back, who is scheduled to earn $12.75-million in 2015.

(This report also appeared on TheBayCave.com)

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