Report: Giants have interest in Adrian Peterson, LeGarrette Blount
The New York Giants are still looking to bolster their backfield after they released Rashad Jennings back in February, but that does not mean they are willing to spend a fortune on the position.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Giants have interest in free agent veterans Adrian Peterson and LeGarrette Blount. However, they have no intention of overpaying for either — especially before the NFL Draft.
Not much movement in RB market, but NYG are among teams keeping close tabs on Peterson and Blount seeing if their $$ comes down before draft
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 20, 2017
This year’s draft class is considered very deep at the running back position, which is not helping guys like Peterson and Blount. Both are on the wrong side of 30, and teams would rather wait to see if they can address the position in the draft.
Blount’s days with the Patriots seem to be over, assuming the Bills don’t match New England’s offer sheet to Mike Gillislee. Peterson has been linked to one other team in recent days, but that team also seems content to wait until after the draft. Patience seems like the only option for guys like Peterson and Blount.