Seahawks free agency: Adrian Peterson leaves; Jared Cook coming

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson carries the ball during the team's NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that free agent running back Peterson has visited with the Seattle Seahawks. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the details weren’t being made public on Sunday, March 12, when Peterson was at Seahawks headquarters. This was his first in-person meeting with a team since the Vikings declined their option on his contract for 2017 and made him a free agent for the first time. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

Free agent running back Adrian Peterson left Seattle without a contract after visiting the Seahawks, according to a report from ESPN's Josina Aderson.

The former Minnesota Vikings star, who turns 32 later this month, is the second back the Seahawks have hosted during the free agency period after former Packers Pro Bowler Eddie Lacy visited Friday. Seattle is also reportedly hosting former Raiders back Latavius Murry and former Chiefs All-Pro Jamaal Charles later this week.

Peterson, who ranks 16th on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 11,747 yards, reportedly named Seattle as one of his preferred destinations ahead of the official start of free agency on March 9. The four-time All-Pro missed 13 games in 2016 with a torn meniscus after rushing for 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015.

Seattle is looking for running back help after injuries to second-year back Thomas Rawls and rookie C.J. Prosise -- plus a porous offensive line and a hobbled Russell Wilson -- resulted in the Seahawks' worst rushing season since 2010.

The Seahawks will look for some help in their passing game by hosting former Packers, Rams and Titans tight end Jared Cook, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cook, 29, caught 30 passes for 377 yards and a touchdown with Green Bay in 2016. The former third-round pick of the Tennessee Titans has 303 catches for 3,880 yards and 17 touchdowns in his career.

Cook seems like an odd fit in Seattle, which already has a Pro Bowl player at the position in Jimmy Graham -- though Graham is entering the final year of his contract -- plus 2016 third-round pick Nick Vannett, whom head coach Pete Carroll has identified as a player likely to see a bigger role next season.

Former No. 2 tight end Luke Willson, who has 74 receptions for 976 yards and seven touchdowns for the Seahawks after being selected in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, is currently an unrestricted free agent. is a media partner of KOMO News. Click here to read this story on

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