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Report: Detroit Lions possible landing spot for Adrian Peterson

After Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse charges in September 2014 for hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch, Nike soon announced it was dropping Peterson, as did Castrol motor oil, and stores were quick to pull
After Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse charges in September 2014 for hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch, Nike soon announced it was dropping Peterson, as did Castrol motor oil, and stores were quick to pull (CNN)

The Detroit Lions were 30th in the NFL for total rushing in 2016. Could Adrian Peterson be the answer?

The ex-Vikings star is a free agent, and Jason La Canfora believes the Lions could be a landing spot, for the right price.

With Lacy landing in Seattle and Murray landing in Minnesota, would keep an eye on OAK, DET as possible landing spots for AP at right price

The Lions have been gearing up for an improved rushing game already, with the signings of two offensive lineman, and a blocking tight end in free agency.

Peterson's 2016 season was plagued by injury, only playing 3 games. But in 2015, Peterson played all 16 games for Minnesota, rushing for more than 1,400 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Peterson is currently 16th on the NFL's All Time Rushing Leaders list, with 11,747 yards.

ESPN's Michael Rothstein doesn't think it would be a good fit:

Peterson isn’t the way to do that unless he’s willing to sign an incentive-laden, low-cost deal. The future Hall of Famer turns 32 next week. He lost most of the past season to a right medial meniscus tear, and he averaged 1.6 yards per carry before the injury in Week 2 against Green Bay. That figure improved in the one game he played later in the season, though he was used sparingly in the six-carry, 22-yard outing.


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