The New England Patriots were visiting with 10-year veteran and 7-time All Pro running back Adrian Peterson on Monday. Peterson left the visit without a contract offer, per ESPN’s Field Yates.
Adrian Peterson's visit with the Patriots has concluded. Per sources, he's leaving without a deal...for now. Could revisit later.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 3, 2017
The Patriots are in no rush to sign a running back with Dion Lewis, James White, and Rex Burkhead all under contract.
Peterson joins a long list of veterans like LeGarrette Blount, Jamaal Charles, Rashad Jennings, Justin Forsett, James Starks, and DeAngelo Williams that might have to wait until after the 2017 NFL Draft for a contract; the upcoming draft is considered one of the deepest at the running back position in recent memory.
We’ll continue to monitor this story in the coming days and weeks.