Adrian Peterson is headed to free agency. Indeed, a source close to Peterson said the player has been doing casual research on potential NFL destinations for a little more than two weeks – preparing for the first free agency opportunity of his career. Peterson also hasn’t closed the door on a Vikings return, but two things are said to be important to him going forward: A starting job and an incentivized contract that offers him the opportunity to prove (and earn) his worth among the game’s best running backs.
The Buffalo Bills have a little more than a week to make a call on bringing back quarterback Tyrod Taylor. New head coach Sean McDermott feels like that is plenty of time to be “methodical” about making a decision. McDermott said at the NFL scouting combine on Wednesday that he and general manager Doug Whaley jointly will decide Taylor’s fate, which must happen prior to March 11.
On the day Kirk Cousins received the exclusive franchise tag from the Redskins — setting up the quarterback for another massive payday in one form or another — ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith nonchalantly offered a rather explosive report: that multiple teammates last season accused Cousins of calling plays to pad his own stats. “I had about three or four players from the Redskins — who don’t dislike Kirk Cousins — literally reach out to me during the season while I was on this show saying to me he can play, but don’t go by his numbers always,” Smith said on Tuesday. “Because, they said, there had been many occasions where we’ll be down, or we’re struggling, and what he will do is pad his numbers, calling