With the Super Bowl complete, all 32 NFL teams are officially in the offseason. While the draft and free agency are still a several weeks away, there is plenty action around the NFL as teams are making preparations for the start of the new year on March 9. Check out the latest news and rumors in our NFL Rumors Roundup.
Cowboys want Adrian Peterson
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to part ways with star running back Adrian Peterson this offseason due his age (will be 32 next season) and $18 million cap hit. If he does leave Minnesota, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Dallas Cowboys would be very interested in signing him, pairing him in the backfield with Ezekiel Elliott.
When Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was asked last month to name teams he would consider joining to finish his career if he leaves Minnesota, he mentioned the Texans, Buccaneers and Giants.
But there is a belief in league circles that the Dallas Cowboys could also be in play for the potential free agent, according to league sources.
One league source said that if the Vikings and Peterson could not agree on a restructured contract, the Cowboys could be an option.
Peterson, a Texas native, previously expressed interest in joining the Cowboys in 2014.
A knee injury limited Peterson to just three games in 2016, in which he rushed for just 72 yards on 37 carries. In 2015, he led the league with 1,485 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
Panthers interested in Christian McCaffrey with No. 8 pick
The Carolina Panthers have been heavily linked to LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the No. 8 overall pick in the draft, with many thinking they'll add a running back with starter Jonathan Stewart expected to be a cap casualty. However, they may be favoring Stanford's Christian McCaffrey over Fournette, according to Cecil Lammey of 104.3 The Fan:
McCaffrey is projected to be a late first- or early second-round pick. He rushed for 1,603 yards and 13 touchdowns last season after breaking the NCAA record for all-purpose yards (3,864) in 2015.
Kenny Stills expected to leave Dolphins for West Coast
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills has emerged as one of the best deep threats in the league, and while Miami is interested in re-signing him, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Stills is interested in playing for a team on the West Coast.
The Dolphins want to keep Kenny Stills and Stills has said he would love to stay with the Dolphins. But an associate said to keep in mind that he also likes the West Coast and an offer from an AFC West or NFC West team could be attractive.
The Philadelphia Eagles also are reportedly interested in Stills, who caught nine touchdown passes and was third in the league in yards per catch at 17.3.
Stills caught 42 passes for 726 yards and nine touchdowns last season.Back to the NFL Newsfeed