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The Bucs and Adrian Peterson

After TheBayCave.com published a story over a month ago that the Buccaneers would be aggressive in their attempts in acquiring Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, several outlets have recently started tying Tampa Bay to him. 

While many are merely making suggestions the Bucs “could” be suitors for the veteran’s services, there is more smoke after we broke the news of the team’s interest last month. The latest coming by way of his own agent Ben Dogra just Monday night where he trolled the Minnesota and Tampa Bay fan base with a picture of him self sitting with a Peterson jersey and a Buccaneers hat (shown below).

 

DograThat caused several to ask questions on social media and forums on what exactly it meant. But no one has a clue what Dogra was implying in the above photo.

On Tuesday morning, Bucs general manager Jason Licht appeared as a guest on 620 WDAE’s The Sports Page with Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times who asked Licht about the photo and what it could mean. This was his response.

“I’m not going to comment on that,” Licht said as he chuckled.

One can question why he didn’t shoot it down immediately. Licht had the opportunity and did not. Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley was not like Licht and immediately shot down the idea of any interest in acquiring Peterson.

You can piece that together however you’d like. But the latest TBC has received is that the Buccaneers have been in contact with Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman. Where talks lead the two sides remains to be seen. But we do know that the Jaguars and the Dallas Cowboys have both shot down the idea of trading for Peterson.

The Buccaneers have not shot down the idea nor does our intel lead us to believe they will unless a trade isn’t happening.

Another thing to keep an eye on here is TBC was told that Minnesota’s demands are not as high as reports say they are. There has been anything reported from two second round picks to a first round pick.

Peterson, who skipped the team’s voluntary workouts this week, is scheduled to make around $13-million this year. It is believed he’s willing to agree to some kind of a restructure to pull off a trade. Tampa Bay has the cap room for him, but we’ll have to wait and see how the situation plays out.

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39 Comments on The Bucs and Adrian Peterson

MaxLuckan said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC fishdaddy217 Haha. It was more like, “That trade would be such a #Bucs thing to do.”

seanlovegrove1 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC keep on hoping, bro!!!

ND1Bucsfan said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC Yeah being from N.Dakota I know Vikes fans famous for overblowing value of their players.

kris_netto said : Guest Report one year ago

BucWillie250 GilArciaTBC #Vikings fan plays too much #Madden #lolol #hellnaw #NotoAP

GregWms285 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC , clearly that Vikings fan has been brainwashed by ISIS if he thinks the Bucs will trade #54 lol

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report one year ago

MaxLuckan fishdaddy217 You are lucky. I was going to unleash my fury....

fishdaddy217 said : Guest Report one year ago

MaxLuckan GilArciaTBC ok cool, thanks for the clarification. Man twitter needs a sarcasm font or something.

MaxLuckan said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC fishdaddy217 Yes, it was sarcasm. I said, watch them find a way to give up that for Peterson or something.

fishdaddy217 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC don't they want a corner? What about Verner for him straight up? I mean we have signed a cpl cb's this offseason

BucWillie250 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC It is Friday, so he's probably already hammered

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report one year ago

fishdaddy217 MaxLuckan Did he? I don't know. If he did, I may have to have a talk with him...

fishdaddy217 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC lolol, didnt MaxLuckan say 'watch TB trades Lavonte and a 2nd for Peterson' U0001f602U0001f602 I would hope that was sarcasm on his part

TWilk84 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC lololol #VikesFanLivingInDenver #StickyIcky

WBFRESH1 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC lmao that will NEVER happen

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report one year ago

Bucsfanatic21 That was rather entertaining.

Bucsfanatic21 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC not as bad as eagles fans thinking they get 1st pick and Mike evans.. lol

GOBUCS4LIFE said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC Hope in one hand, U0001f4a9 in the other & see which one fills up 1st. #CrackIsWhack

pjmaster25 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602 Yeah.... crack it is!

Rocco_Rao said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC that's adorable. ..

TheBigAL99 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC http://twitter.com/TheBigAL99/status/591687582842560515/photo/1

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report one year ago

janimal45 They may or may not. We'll see what happens.

anthonytaylor_ said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC Vikings fan smokes crack: film at 11

janimal45 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC I dont think we get Petersen

BucNation99 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC LMAO

TengXiong said : Guest Report one year ago

@LorettaO i hope he stays too but if not hope we get a 1st rd and a player like lavonte david from bucs.

jermflexxin said : Guest Report one year ago

I would make a run at Phillip rivers. Reunite him and Vjax on top acquiring Ap the would be crazy!!

evansvc said : Guest Report one year ago

If you need a backup quarterback.... Give Vince Young a chance.. He wouldn’t cost a lot and He can still play at a HIGH level…. His career won/loss record is 31-19… He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler with playoff experience and was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year….. The NFL is all about "WINS and LOSSES"…. and this guy WINS…. There is a big difference between Perception and Reality. If you need a good backup QB… Bring in Vince Young and judge him as such.. A backup quarterback…

FearThaSpeer said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC Winston and AP. Man that would be a big turn around.

LorettaO said : Guest Report one year ago

As a Viking fan, I hope that Adrian stays with us, however I will be so glad when it is over.  I can not believe Ben Dogra.  He has really messed things up.  If I was Adrian I certainly would fire him.  I am sure there are agents that do not act like idiots.  He certainly does not have Adrian's best interests in mind. I have been surprised how the Vikings were blamed.  He did it himself and has cried about how the Vikings let him down.  Yep, they sure did, paying him all last year while getting nothing but bad press.  I wonder how some of the other teams would have handled it.  The Vikes will be ready for the season, with or without Adrian.

Ekolu said : Guest Report one year ago

PeterZebich And the Justice League of America,

PeterZebich said : Guest Report one year ago

Peterson should fire Ben Dover

s1rdr3w said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC U0001f606 that's how my face looks after reading this article. It gives me hope!

jakemicheals3 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC AP? Hope so

jakemicheals3 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC I can see it now jw ,vjax,mike Evans ,asj it's going to be a great year 8 days jw #1

Relaxedmike said : Guest Report one year ago

Please stay the course Bucs Mngt!! We need a QB, 2 offensive linemen and a Defensive End. Unless..We are trading down for 2- 1st rounders and an additional 2nd rounder, I can see no way we can afford to pick up AP without giving away the bank. Lets hope..sane heads prevail. I luv Adrian Peterson. He;s one of the best..ever done it!! But we got quite a few more pressing needs than acquiring him.

Ekolu said : Guest Report one year ago

If the Vikings do trade AD, Todd Gurley would be a nice pick.  But, they can't get 2 second round picks as it stands  The question is if they will take the first pick in the 3rd round which equates to a late 2nd round pick.  If their goal is to use their #11 pick on an impact player like Scherff or Waynes, and still be able to land Gurley that probably won't work without sacrificing one of their current draft picks.  But, if they feel they can land a gem in a later round like David Cobb or David Johnson to compliment Jerick McKinnon, this could be the move that separates them from the boys.

john7438a said : Guest Report one year ago

You realize AP hasn't ever attended voluntary workouts, so that doesn't mean anything. That agent looks hammered, and like Zkuznia mentioned, he is being canned across the lead.

ZKuznia said : Guest Report one year ago

SE980 yeah JJ watt just fire the same agent this past week.

PewterBleedin said : Guest Report one year ago

this would be a great get for the Bucs and for whatever rookie QB they draft. (Famous Winston)

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