Peterson said on ESPN Tuesday that he would welcome the opportunity to play with Burress.
“I would love him to be a part of my team,” Peterson said, via Scout.com. “He’s a guy -– before he left the game for two years – he was one of the top receivers in the league.”
Peterson said he believes that if Michael Vick could have an impact after prison, Burress can, too.
“You look at Vick, when he came out, how explosive he was. I’m sure [Burress] is going to be on fire and he’ll be ready to contribute to whatever team picks him up,” Peterson said.
Another similarity between Vick and Burress is that both have Tony Dungy as a mentor. And Dungy’s friendship with Vikings coach Leslie Frazier could help Burress’s chances of getting a look in Minnesota.
I don’t have any issues with Burress getting another shot in the NFL. However, I don’t think he would be a good fit here in Minnesota. We need to continue to work on a long term contract with Sidney Rice. Rice and Harvin are the bread and butter to this receiving corps. We need another WR that can be a part of the team for years to come. I can however say that most of us would welcome Burress with open arms if that would meen the Vikes cutting Berrian and the ridiculous salary we are paying him.