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Adrian Peterson Considering Buccaneers, Giants, Texans If He Doesn't Return To Vikings

Adrian Peterson and Molly Qerim on First Take.

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Adrian Peterson wants to return to the Minnesota Vikings, but if not, he has a list of teams that he is considering.

Peterson joined ESPN's First Take this morning to discuss his football future. He made it clear that his preference is to return to the Minnesota Vikings, where he's played his entire career, but if not, the Houston Texans, New York Giants, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are franchises that came to mind as possible destinations.

The Vikings have a team option to retain Peterson for the 2017 season.

ESPN wrote up what Peterson had to say about these teams:

"I see myself in purple. A lot has to take place," Peterson said on First Take on Thursday. "I see myself finishing off in purple. It is a business at the end of the day, so with that, things could end up differently. ... Hopefully we can work things out."

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"There's a couple teams out there that I've thought about. ... New York was one of them that popped up, Tampa Bay, lot of different teams. Houston would be a good spot," Peterson said. "I'll stop right there. ... I'm just throwing random names out there."

Adrian Peterson played in just two games this season, hampered by a torn meniscus. In 2015, he ran for 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns, after being suspended for the majority of the 2014 season. Peterson has led the NFL in rushing three times in his 10-year career, and was the league MVP in 2012, when he rushed for 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns.

[ESPN]