Adrian Peterson not an option for the Houston Texans.
For those of you who were wondering whether the Houston Texans are looking into possibly signing free agent running back Adrian Peterson, it’s not happening.
Sarah Barshop of ESPN reported on Thursday that the Texans have never been interested in signing Peterson even though he mentioned them as a team he wouldn’t mind playing for.
"Although running back Adrian Peterson threw out the Texans as a possible destination early in the offseason, a team source said Houston was never interested. According to the source, the interest was all generated by Peterson, and the team “never once talked about him.” The Texans had a strong running game last season, led by Lamar Miller, who the Texans signed to a four-year contract last offseason."
There is no reason for the Texans to pursue Peterson. He’s no longer the player he was once was and all you have to do is look at his 1.9 yards per carry average to know that.
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If the Texans are going to strengthen their running game, the best option would be to do so in this year’s NFL Draft.
This year’s draft is full of good running backs and I would be surprised if the Texans aren’t able to get great value if they decide to draft one on day three.
For now Houston needs to figure out their quarterback situation. The good news is that Brock Osweiler and his contract is now gone.