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New York Giants May Have Interest In Veteran RB Adrian Peterson

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Looking to add depth to their run game, the New York Giants are on the verge of signing future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson.

The team is hopeful that star running back Saquon Barkley will be able to return from an injury that cost him most of the 2020 season, but if not, having Peterson wouldn’t be a bad insurance policy.

Last season with the Detroit Lions, Peterson rushed for 604 yards and seven scores.

Peterson may have to earn playing time with the Giants, as the team has already inked one veteran back this offseason, DeVontae Booker, who signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract.

New York also looked to the draft to help their run game and selected Arizona running back Gary Brightwell in the 6th round.

They also inked former Eagles running back Corey Clement and ex-Jaguars fifth-rounder Ryquell Armstead as potential backups to Barkley if he’s not 100 percent.

And yet they still may not be finished.

At 35 years old, Peterson shows he’s still got gas in the tank to be able to run the football. The question will be, can the two sides come to a deal as training camp closes in?

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. Watching Peterson play last year in Detroit, he’s still got plenty left in his tank. He’s still elusive, has another gear and can move a pile. The guy stays in unbelievable shape, so to me he’s a no brainer add for a team looking for a back to split carries.

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