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Report: Adrian Peterson not expected to sign with team prior to draft

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Veteran free agent running back Adrian Peterson has yet to sign with a new team and it appears that won’t change prior to the NFL Draft in two weeks.

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, “barring a dramatic shift, Peterson is not expected to have a deal with prior to the draft.”

The 32-year-old Peterson has been trying to sign with a team after the Minnesota Vikings declined to exercise the $18 million option on his contract for the 2017 season. Peterson has visited with the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints on Monday, but left those teams without a contract.

With over a month into NFL free agency, Peterson has found a very weak market for running backs, which has left the future hall of famer unsigned. It’s also safe to assume that 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.

But according to Rapoport, the teams that Peterson met with will continue to monitor the situation, which could be a sign they’re waiting to see how the draft shakes out before approaching Peterson.

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