Adrian Peterson Cryptically Hints at Possible New Team

Bryan Brandom
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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 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.

"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."

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