Odds not good that Adrian Peterson signs with Texans

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It doesn’t look like Adrian Peterson will be signing with the Houston Texans.

Now that the Minnesota Vikings have announced that they will not pick up Adrian Peterson’s option and instead let him test the free agent market, Bovada has released the odds of where he ends up.

It doesn’t look good for the Houston Texans.

The Texans didn’t even make the list and that’s great news because they need to stay away from Peterson who only averaged 1.9 yards per carry last year.

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Peterson’s Pro Football Focus grade was really bad as well. He had an overall grade of 47.7, 49.2 as a runner and 42.5 as a receiver for the 2016 season.

Like I wrote earlier today,  not only is Peterson washed up, but the expectation is that he’s going to get at least $6 million a year.  The Texans don’t have that kind of money to waste on a back up running back.

If the Texans want to improve their depth at running back behind Lamar Miller, they should to do so in this year’s draft, since it’s loaded with players at that position.

It’s really troubling that any NFL team is willing to pay Peterson any sort of money for him to keep playing.  While there’s no doubt he’s a Hall of Famer, he has absolutely nothing left to offer anyone at this point in his career.

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