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Cheap NY Giants Adrian Peterson Jersey Authentic 2017 China

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson already has mentioned the New York Giants as a possibility if he didn’t return to the team that drafted him 10 years ago. That was the first hint that Peterson would be open to wearing blue instead of purple next season.

This tweet from Peterson on Wednesday night only adds to the intrigue.

Adrian Peterson ✔ @AdrianPeterson
The Giants been making some interesting moves.
10:39 AM – 16 Feb 2017
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Interesting if you’re trying to pressure the Vikings into releasing you or renegotiating at a reasonable rate? Peterson is set to make an unpalatable $18 million this season at 31 years old and after missing almost all of last year with a knee injury. Interesting if the departure of the recently released Rashad Jennings opens a spot for a different veteran running back? Interesting in that Peterson still thinks Victor Cruz is an elite receiver and was surprised to see him straight discarded rather than the Giants trying to renegotiate with him?

Peterson’s one-liner will hang in the Twitterverse now for a time period to be determined. If he’s eventually released by the Vikings it will certainly be favorited a few extra times. In the meantime, it sparks conversations and rumors about the potential of the former All-Pro running back landing with the Giants.
The Giants could consider Adrian Peterson for their backfield, but only if the price was right. AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King
But what the tweet really means right now is that Peterson is interested in the Giants. It’s uncertain if that interest is one-sided because Peterson is still under contract with the Vikings and nobody in the Giants’ organization would dare comment about a player on another team’s roster for fear of tampering charges.

It’s far from a slam dunk that the Giants, despite their need for another running back with only Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen with any experience under contract, would reciprocate the interest. Peterson has a troubled past after being suspended six games in 2014 under the personal conduct policy for his involvement in a child-abuse case. That could make him untouchable to the Giants on the heels of their experience with kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence admissions this past season.

That doesn’t even factor in that Peterson likely isn’t the same player he once was and might not even realize it just yet. He’s going to be 32 next month (ancient for an NFL running back) and coming off a season where he rushed for 72 yards on 37 carries in parts of three games. Peterson’s campaign was hampered and ruined by torn meniscus in his knee.
So there is health, age and history that could deter the Giants. What could attract interest is if Peterson comes at a bargain, say, one year at $3 million to $4 million. That provides ample upside for the risk and criticism they could face given his past troubles. Peterson is a future Hall of Fame running back who has already come back from multiple serious injuries. He’s almost freakish in a sense in that regard, providing hope that there is at least one more productive or standout season remaining in the body and knees of the former 2,000-yard rusher.

Is the reward worth the risk or the potential to compromise their integrity? The Giants thought so last offseason when they knew Brown was being investigated by the league for domestic violence and handed him a two-year, $4 million contract anyway. Peterson is a different scenario in that he is a different level player who brings even more scrutiny and attention.

Or the Giants more likely will say “no thanks” and find their backfield partner for Perkins in one of the most loaded running back drafts in recent years.

Cheap Giants Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Jersey Authentic China

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is one name that has surfaced in a potential trade for Branden Albert, but the proposed swap does not make any sense.

The Miami Dolphins were reportedly set to release their veteran left tackle (Albert) before receiving interest from another team. They withdrew their release and are reportedly now shopping Albert and targeting the cornerback position in return. That’s where Rodgers-Cromartie’s name came into the mix.

According to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, there is significant interest in acquiring Albert from at least one team:

“Per a league source with knowledge of the issue, it seems there is sudden and significant interest from at least one and perhaps other teams in acquiring Albert. And that being the case, the Dolphins are apparently going to pause and assess the possibilities.”

The New York Giants are not that team.

Obviously, the Giants need help on the offensive line. A former Pro Bowl left tackle like Albert would be a perfect fit for this roster, and some, including myself, would argue that pass protection is the one factor holding the Giants back from being Super Bowl contenders. Having said all that, the price is simply not right in this proposed swap.

There has been some faint talk about Rodgers-Cromartie becoming a cap casualty, but it doesn’t make much sense. That talk is focused on the fact that DRC (Rodgers-Cromartie’s nickname) played just 63 percent of the defensive snaps in 2016 and is now set to count $8.5 million against the 2017 salary cap.

That talk seems to miss the point. DRC played a key role in the Giants’ 2016 defensive success. It was arguably the best season of his career and certainly his best as a Giant. Recently, Pro Football Focus named Rodgers-Cromartie to their Top 101 players of 2016 — he finished at No. 30 overall. He earned his highest grade as a Giant and since entering the NFL from PFF in 2016.

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Rodgers-Cromartie was also the Giants’ unsung hero in 2016. He finished the regular season with a career-high six interceptions and he had four interceptions over the Giants’ final three games. According to Art Stapleton, four of Rodgers-Cromartie’s six interceptions came within the final four minutes of a game this season.

For more on why the Giants can’t afford to release or trade Rodgers-Cromartie, head over here.

In addition to how big of a loss Rodgers-Cromartie would be for the defense, you can make an argument that trading for Albert would also hurt the team. Albert was once a Pro Bowl left tackle, but he sure didn’t play like one in 2016. A bounceback season for Albert is possible, as he will likely be 100 percent healthy by the start of the 2017 season, but it’s a gamble.

Albert is set to count a whopping $10.6 million against the 2017 salary cap.
Trading Rodgers-Cromartie, one of the best players at his position in 2016, for a veteran offensive tackle with a long injury history and questionable 2016 game tape seems like a move that would set the franchise back. The Giants will not be making this decision and we can officially put this rumor to rest.