Future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson remains unemployed as the NFL prepares for mandatory minicamps later this month.
Even after two injury-plagued seasons, we fully expect Peterson to latch on to a team at some point. But it’s likely going to be closer to training camp. One team Peterson is said to be interested in is the Houston Texans.
When asked about the possibility of his Texans squad signing Peterson, running back Lamar Miller seemed to be all for it.
“I used to look up to Adrian Peterson growing up. He runs the ball hard. He’s a great running back. He’s been a great running back in this league for years,” Miller told NFL Network. “It would be good to have him join us, just his leadership, seeing the things he’s done in previous years, that I feel like I could probably learn from him. It would help us out as a team.”
It doesn’t seem like Miller is too worried about the competition signing Peterson would bring the Texans. Coming off a 2017 campaign in which he averaged just 3.7 yards per rush, Miller should absolutely be worried. Heck, second-year running back D’Onta Foreman could push Miller for touches even if Peterson doesn’t sign.
Peterson, 33, has stated that he wants to play several more years in the NFL. Unfortunately, his recent injury history suggests otherwise.
Peterson has played in just 10 games over the past two seasons, splitting time between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals last season.