The New York Giants made two bold moves earlier this week, cutting their leading rusher in each of the past two seasons and a wideout that's led them in receiving yards three times.
The dealings caught the attention of at least one NFL star who might be in the market for a new team this offseason: Adrian Peterson.
Days after the Giants cut running back Rashad Jennings and wideout Victor Cruz, clearing up about $10 million in cap space, Peterson, who's expressed an interest in signing with the Giants before, noted the moves on Twitter.
The Giants been making some interesting moves.
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) February 16, 2017
The 2012 MVP is still under contract with the Minnesota Vikings for one more season, but it will cost the team nearly $18 million to retain him, a price said to be too high for their liking. He is, after all, 31 years old and coming off a three-game season due to serious knee issues.
Soon after Peterson's tweet, former Giants defensive back Terrell Thomas encouraged the back to pursue a stint with Big Blue.
— Terrell Thomas (@TerrellThomas24) February 16, 2017
"There's a couple teams out there that I've thought about. … [The Giants] was one of them that popped up, Tampa Bay, lot of different teams," Peterson told ESPN in January. "Houston would be a good spot," Peterson said. "I'll stop right there. … I'm just throwing random names out there."