La Canfora also mentioned that they are looking to see if a cornerback will be available at the right price.
Peterson, Schefter tweeted, feels that the situation in Arizona is deteriorating, and "desperately" wants to get off what he views as a sinking ship.
Peterson is in the third year of a five-year, $70m contract and is due about $6.5m over the remainder of the season.
"We're not trading Patrick", Wilks said. That's cool enough, but things intensified when it came out that Peterson specifically wants to join the Saints.More news: CBI Director Alok Verma challenges ouster in SC
More news: Every time the Duchess of Cambridge has worn a tiara
More news: Terror eyed in hostage-taking in German city
At 28 years old, Peterson may be entering the latter stages of his prime, but he's still one of the league's best players at a premium position, and one that happens to be arguably Tampa Bay's biggest need.
Here's a look at five contenders who should think about going after Peterson. As they sit on top of the NFC South with a record of 5-1, the Saints are one of a handful of teams who could be legitimately considered as a Super Bowl contender.
Trading Peterson would give the Cardinals the chance to stockpile draft picks and build a team around rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. They're now looking like they're going into rebuilding mode.