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Adrian Peterson releases statement about joining Saints

Adrian Peterson has issued a statement about signing a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth $7 million with added incentives. The statement marks his first public comments since finalizing the deal on Tuesday.The 32-year-old running back, in the statement issued through ESPN’s Josina Anderson, indicates his decision to join the Saints was inspired by how “it just felt...
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Mark Ingram on Saints signing Adrian Peterson: ‘I’m all for it’

Mark Ingram, noting he’s a “big fan” of Adrian Peterson, insists he’s fine with the New Orleans Saints’ acquisition of the veteran running back.The Saints on Tuesday signed Peterson to a two-year deal with a base salary of $7 million. Ingram of course is the Saints player most likely to be impacted by Peterson’s arrival. But Ingram, coming off his first career 1,000 yard...
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Sean Payton opens up about Adrian Peterson’s role

In a surprising turn of events, Adrian Peterson signed with the New Orleans Saints ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.For the Saints, inking a running back to a contract before a huge wave of talented rookie runners enters the NFL is odd, but speaks to the confidence they have in Peterson. For AP, it’s a smart business decision to settle for what he can get before the rookies arrive.The...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson set market for Marshawn Lynch at $3.5 million

In a surprising twist of fate, running back Adrian Peterson found a new team ahead of running back Marshawn Lynch.Peterson’s contract with the New Orleans Saints, which will pay him $3.5 million a year, has now set the market for Lynch, according to ESPN’s John Clayton. Lynch migrating from the Seahawks to the Oakland Raiders in a trade has not yet ironed itself out yet.A recent...
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NFL GM: Peterson could push Saints ‘into the playoffs and beyond’

The New Orleans Saints may list Adrian Peterson as the No. 2 running back on their depth chart behind Mark Ingram, but there are at least a few NFL front office executives who expect A.P. to make a major impact with his new team.Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with multiple front office executives and assistant coaches who feel the Saints and New England Patriots were the only...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Saints officially announce signing of Adrian Peterson

We’ve known since yesterday, but the New Orleans Saints just made it official: Adrian Peterson will join them next season. Peterson, 32, who has played in only 20 games in the past three years, will be paid about $3 million and will likely back up Mark Ingram. New Orleans head coach Sean Payton put out a milquetoast statement welcoming Peterson to the Saints, calling it “a rare...
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Adrian Peterson confirms he will sign with Saints

Adrian Peterson has officially found a new home for the 2017 season, as the veteran running back confirmed on Tuesday that he will be signing with the New Orleans Saints.Peterson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he will sign a two-year contract worth a total of $7 million that is basically a one-year deal with an option. He’ll make $3.5 million guaranteed in 2017 and can make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Peterson to play role of backup behind Ingram with Saints?

With Adrian Peterson closing in on a deal with the New Orleans Saints (which you can read about here), it begs a question: What’s to become of Mark Ingram? Ingram is four years younger than Peterson and coming off of a season where he ran for 1,043 yards at 5.1 yards per carry.A reader asked a Nick Underhill of The Advocate a similar question, wondering why would the Saints sign...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson, Saints 'closing in on a deal'

Adrian Peterson’s visit with the New Orleans Saints earlier this month is said to have gone well, and apparently the two sides enjoyed the meeting enough to start talking numbers.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Monday that Peterson and the Saints are "closing in on a deal" that would pay the veteran running back somewhere in the range of $3 million for the 2017 season. Peterson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints still interested in Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson reportedly remains on the New Orleans Saints’ radar.According to Jeff Duncan of, the Saints are “very much involved” with Peterson, and continue to look at a short-term deal. Peterson has visited the Saints, and we were always led to believe this was going to be a possibility down the line. There is no word on how serious these talks are, as finances...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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