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Adrian Peterson still wants to play but where will running back find his next job?

By Judd Zulgad

Running back Adrian Peterson has made it clear on numerous occasions that he doesn’t think his NFL career is close to being finished. Unfortunately for the former Vikings star, there are many NFL teams that might not agree with him.

The latest of those teams appears to be the Arizona Cardinals, who are expected to release Peterson this offseason. Mike Jurecki of Arizona sports station 98.7 FM reported the news on Wednesday.

The move would free up $2.8 million in salary-cap space for the Arizona, according to Over the Cap’s salary calculator.

Peterson was released by the Vikings after last season, ending his 10-year stint with the team. He was eventually signed by the New Orleans Saints in late April, but was not happy with his limited workload early in the year (81 yards on 27 carries in four games) and was traded to Arizona for a conditional late-round draft pick in October.

The Cardinals needed help at running back in part because standout David Johnson suffered a season-ending wrist injury in Week 1. Peterson played in six games for the Cardinals, rushing for 448 yards and two touchdowns, but his season came to an end because of a neck injury suffered in November.

It was the second consecutive season in which an injury brought an end to Peterson’s season. Peterson will turn 33 on March 21 and one has to wonder how many teams will have interest in an aging running back with so many miles on his body?

The post Adrian Peterson still wants to play but where will running back find his next job? appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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