At 32 and coming off a knee injury, four-time All-Pro Adrian Peterson isn't finding a strong market for his services.
But fresh odds suggest three teams are more interested than the rest in signing the bruising running back. They are, in order, the Saints, Patriots and Buccaneers.
CBS SPORTS: DO BUCS MAKE SENSE FOR ADRIAN PETERSON?
BookMaker.eu, the market-setting offshore sportsbook, lists the Saints at +300 (risk $100 to win $300), the Patriots at +450 and the Buccaneers at +550 to sign Peterson.
The six other teams listed are +1,000 (10/1) or higher.
The Vikings declined in March to pick up Peterson's option, signing Latavius Murray to be their lead back. Since then AP has not found a ton of eager suitors.
However, it appears his recent visit with the Saints went well.
"While the former Minnesota Vikings standout running back left without a deal, the door isn't closed on something happening down the line," wrote Nick Underhill in the New Orleans Advocate.
Underhill added the Saints likely view Peterson as a backup and, in any negotiation, would seek to pay himless than Mark Ingram's 2017 salary of $3.7 million.
Peterson also worked out for the Patriots. New England's current RB depth chart begins with Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead.
The Pats also just signed restricted free agent RB Mike Gillislee to an offer sheet. He's the kind of pounding runner who would make Peterson superfluous.
In January, Peterson mentioned the Bucs, Giants and Texans as potential landing spots should he leave Minnesota. He later was spotted working out with Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston.
Bucs No. 1 running back Doug Martin is suspended for the first three weeks of the season. Tampa is expected to add a running back in the draft.
From BookMaker.eu: Adrian Peterson's team in first week of 2017 regular season
- Saints +300
- Patriots +450
- Buccaneers +550
- Raiders + 1,000
- Packers +1,200
- Eagles +1,500
- Giants +1,500
- Chiefs +1,500
- Jaguars +1,800
- Field +300