Adrian Peterson to visit Patriots on Monday

Belichick has experience taking a gamble on a veteran running back and it paying off. Corey Dillon was acquired from Cincinnati in exchange for a second-round pick in 2004.

Peterson missed 13 games during the 2016 season due to surgery to fix a torn meniscus.

However, the 32-year-old free agent hasn't signed with a team yet this offseason, for whatever reason. Peterson has earned more than $94 million in a National Football League career that will eventually land him in the Hall of Fame and has prioritized playing for a contender as he looks for his new team.

There were 88 running backs to notch at least 30 rushing attempts previous year. After pleading no contest to the charges, Peterson was suspended for the remainder of the 2014 season by the NFL.

Charles Simms and Jacquizz Rodgers are not long term answers at the running back position. In that regard, there's perhaps no better situation in the National Football League than with the defending champion Patriots.

You never say never when it comes to personnel matters, but it's hard to be more definitive than to say Peterson is definitely not in not in the Bucs plans. His fantasy value, though, will depend on his eventual landing spot. His father, Nelson Peterson, has been vocal about Peterson's free agency experience.

Meanwhile, Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter didn't even know Peterson was working out with Winston, and he seemed intrigued when he found out what they were doing.

Peterson has reportedly been turned off with his market thus far and hasn't been pleased with the interest he's garnered. Peterson became an unrestricted free agent when the Vikings did not exercise his 2017 option on February 28.



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