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Note #Buccaneers hat on Adrian Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra. Not sure if this means the gloves are coming off or what. pic.twitter.com/aPvTfogWi8

— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) April 21, 2015

For months, there’s been talk of Adrian Peterson and his agent Ben Dogra insisting on the Minnesota Vikings finding a trade partner for the All-Pro running back. Well, based on the tweet of Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson, it appears Dogra is ready to make a deal happen.

Rumors were already going around that there are six teams — the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – in the hunt to trade for Peterson. Now it appears the Buccaneers have taken the lead — or are Dogra’s favorite NFL team.

The Vikings are rumored to be looking for a first-round pick and a starting cornerback in return for Peterson. The Buccaneers own the No. 1 overall pick, which they wouldn’t give up for a 30-year-old running back with a $12.75 salary in 2015. They also own the No. 34 overall pick at the top of second round, which could be considered a very late first-round pick. Tampa Bay has a few solid cornerbacks they could dangle — Johnthan Banks or Leonard Johnson, maybe?

Another option for the Vikings could be taking the Buccaneers’ second-round pick and swapping Peterson for Doug Martin, a talented young running back who has struggled after his rookie season in Tampa Bay’s subpar offensive.

Who knows exactly what Dogra’s post meant, but it’s certainly gotten the rumor mill whirling.

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Two things. One, you can never tell with all of these items, but it could be the truth. Two, I really hate the idea of playing AP twice a year for the next three years.

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The only time the Vikes have beaten the Falcons since drafting AP, was when he was suspended for the year. I'm not sweating it. Besides, he's been away from the game for a year, and he's got a lot of tread wear before that. Let the Bucs draft a rapist and a child abuser, It's their reputation.

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Easy to say that when you see its not going to happen...lol. Turns out, most I have spoken to say he can go for as little as a 2nd or 4th and a CB. Not a very high price. This is worrisome for me. Not because he's not going to be here, but because he could end up playing against us.

Stop bringing up Tone and Freeman when talking about big time RB's. No one is afraid of this tandem. I think they will be okay at best, but its not worth bringing up all the time. You do better to bring up our WR's or QB's.

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Gurley>Peterson...even though we need defense.

I don't disagree. I'm on the fence whether this would be a good move in the first place. Thing is, its good drama for pre draft. My major thing is this. If the Bucs pull this off and have a great RB with a rookie QB, that is something very serious to me. Game changer.

I don't buy into, "well he didn't do such and such before." Unless we are going to say the same about players we signed and draft. Its playing too much IMO.

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I hope the Bucs trade for AP. I hope they pay through the nose for him.

We might not like playing them this season, but soon, he will be a lead weight around their necks.

Which will matter little for them. In two to three years just add another RB. It doesn't matter they win a SB. It matters they keep us out.

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No. Granted, it's a new GM and new Head Coach, but it doesn't take a mastermind to realize how terrible this idea is. He's 30 years old, hasn't played in nearly 8 months, already has one ACL tear, is highly expensive, and he kinda got involved in a child abuse scandal.

I wouldn't give a 1st round pick for Adrian Peterson. I would be hard pressed to give a 7th round pick for Adrian Peterson.

That's just silly

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No. Granted, it's a new GM and new Head Coach, but it doesn't take a mastermind to realize how terrible this idea is. He's 30 years old, hasn't played in nearly 8 months, already has one ACL tear, is highly expensive, and he kinda got involved in a child abuse scandal.

I wouldn't give a 1st round pick for Adrian Peterson. I would be hard pressed to give a 7th round pick for Adrian Peterson.

So its personal then? I mean the injury and 30 thing doesn't matter with the greats...http://www.sportingcharts.com/articles/nfl/best-running-back-seasons-by-30plus-year-olds.aspx

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How is it silly? It's essentially the same as signing a 30 year old running back to a mega contract. That's the last position I'd drop money on when it comes to aging veterans. That's completely disregarding the moral implications of bringing him in, as well as being suspended for the entire season.

I have faith in Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith. I also have faith in the NFL Draft. Finally, I have faith in avoiding spending big money and essential draft picks for players who probably don't have very many years left. I'll leave that tomfoolery to teams like the Buccaneers and the Redskins.

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