According to Adam Schefter, Free Agent running back Adrian Peterson is schedule to visit with the New England Patriots tomorrow:
Former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be taking his first free-agent visit Monday with the New England Patriots, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2017
This is actually Peterson's second visit of Free Agency after meeting with the Seattle Seahawks (sorry Schefter); it speaks to his earlier statement that he is going to take his time and only go to teams that are contenders and looking for help at the RB position. Running back is one of the few areas where the Patriots haven't made any major moves this offseason; Rex Burkhead was a quality signing, but he isn't likely to find a role as the primary lead back in the New England offense.
At this point, who knows what the Patriots are thinking - Peterson's resume speaks for itself, but he's also 32 years old and not too far removed from major surgery. Peterson is expected to ask for a "reasonable" contract from a contender.
Furthermore, bringing Peterson onto the roster would likely spark a whole slew of media storylines, as the Patriots recently went on record saying that they will not consider draft prospects with histories of domestic violence; given Peterson's past with child abuse allegations, it seems kind of odd that they would draw one line in the sand while letting another issue slide by unnoticed.
Plus, LeGarrette Blount is still available, so how much weight we should give this upcoming visit is anybody's guess. It may simply be the Patriots doing their due diligence, or maybe even doing Peterson a favor by feigning the interest that will cause other clubs to jump on the future Hall of Famer. Paterson may be a Patriot by this time tomorrow for all we know. The way this offseason has gone in New England, your guess is as good as mine.