March 10 The start of the new NFL league year came Thursday afternoon, and there was no shortage of bombshells, signings and head-scratching moves.
After the Vikings decided not to pick up his option, which made Peterson a free agent, it was widely assumed he wanted to finish his career with a contender.
USA Today reported Wednesday that the Seahawks were not interested in signing the 31-year-old seven-time Pro Bowler, who will be entering his 11th season.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press has reported that Peterson is interested in joining quarterback Tom Brady in New England but that the Patriots weren't all that interested in Peterson.
That leaves the Raiders, who according to ESPN are interested if the price is right. Peterson is expected to seek a deal worth $4 million to $6 million per year.
The Raiders could have some concerns about Peterson's durability. He played in only three games last season and had surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus. In 2014, he spent all but one game on the commissioner's exempt list after landing in the middle of a child-abuse controversy.
Oakland's young, up-and-coming team and star-studded offensive line is especially attractive to Peterson.
The Raiders appear willing to let Latavius Murray leave via free agency -- the 27-year-old plans to visit the Seahawks -- which would create an opening for Peterson.
But as of Thursday night, Peterson had not revealed any plan to visit Oakland.