It is understood that the Patriots are set to let LeGarrette Blount walk into Free Agency and replace him with Adrian Peterson.
Peterson became a free agent last week after the Minnesota Vikings declined his $18 million option and is believed to have told people close to him he is willing to take a pay cut to work under Bill Belichick and along side Tom Brady.
If the Patriots decide Peterson is worth making a play for in Free Agency, it would mean there is no room for LeGarrette Blount in New England.
Peterson, 31, 2016 campaign was cut short with a knee injury limited him to just three games. He finished with just 72 rushing yards on 37 attempts for a career-low 1.9 yards per carry.
It is reported that Peterson wants to win a championship and he believes he can achieve this in New England.
The Patriots are understood to have $61.9 million in Cap space available to them, with Dont’a HIghtower and Malcolm Butler their top priorities to lock down long term.
But, if the Patriots and Peterson can find some common ground on a contract then a another Super Bowl could very well happen in 2017.