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Buffalo Bills showed interest in trading for running back, per report

The Bills might be looking to upgrade their running back corps.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills may have been looking to cheaply add another future Hall of Famer to their underperforming running back corps this weekend. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network and, Buffalo could have been interested in New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson before he was traded to the Arizona Cardinals this week, and have been sniffing around running backs.

"There were a few teams that did nose around [Peterson],” said Garafolo. ”I don't know the specifics of which ones it were, but there were teams checking him out. I did hear that the Buffalo Bills have shown some interest in acquiring a running back so they may have been in that mix."

The reporter later clarified that Buffalo might not be as interested in running backs in general as they were in this specific running back at this point in time.

“[Buffalo was] bargain/window shopping, I believe,” tweeted Grafolo. “Nothing of significance. Don't think they were players for Peterson. Only Arizona was serious, I gather.”

He went on to say the Baltimore Ravens also took a sniff but ultimately decided against making a deal.

The Bills running game has regressed under offensive coordinator Rick Dennison in 2017. They led the league in total rushing each of the past two seasons but have managed just 3.4 yards per carry (27th in the NFL) in 2017.