The Facts: Jameis Winston found an unlikely training mate in Peterson this offseason. The two worked out together in Houston and Winston raved about Peterson on Monday when he was back in the Bucs facility. "You know why he's been able to play at a high level in this league for so long, which helps me, because I want to be great," Winston said. "I want to be considered one of the best players in the league. To see that [after] 10 years, this man is still outworking everybody in his own facility, it's amazing. It's very eye-opening to me and motivating."
Diehards Line: Last year, Peterson opened a 35,000-square-foot gym called O Athletik, in Houston. Winston chose Houston to gather his receivers a few weeks ago because several of them live in the area. Mike Evans, Derel Walker, Josh Huff, DeSean Jackson, Freddie Martino and Bernard Reedy all joined him, as did his trainer, Tim Grover, his quarterback coach, George Whitfield, and Peterson. When asked if he'd like to play with Peterson, a free agent, Winston said, "Absolutely." The Bucs have some question marks at the running back position due to the suspension of two-time Pro Bowler Doug Martin, who will miss the first three games of the 2017 season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Martin was at One Buc Place on Monday to begin the team's offseason program, which he is eligible to participate in. But there still some question as to the team's plans at the position -- even if it seems unlikely Peterson would be part of it.