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Adrian Peterson has competition with Seahawks visit

Adrian Peterson will start his free-agent visits, but he has plenty of competition.

Even when Adrian Peterson finally gets interest from other teams, there is competition.

The Minnesota Vikings free-agent running back has been on the market without a visit through the first three days of the signing period, but that is changing. Peterson has a visit scheduled with the Seattle Seahawks in the coming days, but there will be other top-notch backs visiting there, as well.

Along with Latavius Murray and Jamaal Charles, those are arguably the top running backs on the market, and the Seahawks have already visited with Eddie Lacy. Ironically, the Vikings are visiting with Lacy on Saturday and Sunday as he makes his three-team tour that strangely wraps up with a visit to the team he has played for – the Green Bay Packers.

Peterson has had a hard time generating interest, with indications that he is willing to patient. That, however, may just mean teams haven’t been reaching out to him, perhaps fearing (or knowing) that his contract expectations are out of whack with what teams are willing to pay.


The irony of Peterson visiting the Seahawks is that he has indicated he wants to play for a team that has a strong offensive line after struggling in limited duty behind the Vikings’ offensive line last year. But the Seahawks and Vikings have generally been considered to have two of the worst offensive lines in the NFL last year.

The Vikings have tried to address that by signing offensive tackle Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers. The Seahawks have signed tackle Luke Joeckel and are scheduled to meet with T.J. Lang, according to CBS.

For now, Peterson may have to take what he can get in the free-agent market with few teams apparently showing initial interest, other top competition on the free-agent market and a strong draft class ready to enter the league.

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