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Adrian Peterson to visit the Saints next week

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The Saints already have one physical, downhill runner in Mark Ingram.

That won’t stop them from kicking the tires on Adrian Peterson.

New Orleans will host the 32-year-old running back for a visit next week, according to Heath Evans of the NFL Network. This marks the third known free-agency visit for Peterson, who already has seen the Seahawks and Patriots.

Travaris Cadet, Daniel Lasco and Marcus Murphy are the lone backups in New Orleans. So while Peterson may not necessarily stand out as a complement to Ingram, he does represent additional depth at the position, a need the Saints figured to address at some point between free agency and the April 27-29 draft.

The Saints’ three reserves have a combined 38 NFL carries.

Peterson has 2,418.

He spent the first 10 seasons of his career in Minnesota. Last year, a knee injury ended his season after three games. He finished with 37 carries for 72 yards and no scores.

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28 Responses to “Adrian Peterson to visit the Saints next week”
  1. patfic5 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:16 PM

    Well his fumbles did help us get to the SB. Guess it’s the least we could do…..

  2. vikingsnyc5 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:28 PM

    They owe him a look at least. He did more for them getting to the SB than 80% of their own roster.

  3. ahzroc says: Apr 6, 2017 3:30 PM

    this IS the smokescreen season…

  4. jonathankrobinson424 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:34 PM

    AP is going to sign with a doomed team….either the Lions, Saints, or even the Texans. He seems to run fast indoors.

  5. 23rdusernameused says: Apr 6, 2017 3:34 PM

    AD = All Done

  6. valentino8100 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:36 PM

    Burst is gone.

  7. wib22 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:38 PM

    More lip service. I honestly think he isn’t signing until august.

  8. The Phantom Stranger says: Apr 6, 2017 3:40 PM

    Having already visited the Seahawks, this will make both teams he handed a playoff victory with his fumbles.

  9. saintlvr says: Apr 6, 2017 3:44 PM

    Great compliment

  10. silverandblack052099 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:59 PM

    Just my opinion but i doubt AP signs here unless they tell him he’s the guy. That wont happen because Sean Payton has always run backfield by committee as long as he’s been HC in N.O.

  11. whatjusthapped says: Apr 6, 2017 4:06 PM

    Peterson returns to the scene of the crime; no, no, not where he beat his 4 year-old child bloody but the end zone where he fumbled just prior to almost scoring a touchdown, one of his 3 fumbles on the day.

    That day was a statistical oddity, never before in a NFC Championship game has one team out-gained their opponent by over 200 yards and still lose the game! But the Vikings prove time and time again, they will do whatever is needed to be done to lose a playoff game.

  12. MichaelEdits says: Apr 6, 2017 4:27 PM

    Q: Would you rather sign Adrian Peterson or Marshawn Lynch?
    A: No.

  13. doubleogator says: Apr 6, 2017 4:28 PM

    Past his prime, and won’t stand for being a backup…move on.

  14. ilovefoolsball says: Apr 6, 2017 4:43 PM

    Why would either party have any interest in the possibility of this becoming reality?
    AP isn’t gonna want to share the rock and the Saints aren’t going to put all their gameplan on an old brokedown back.

  15. hawksfansince77 says: Apr 6, 2017 4:49 PM

    Each coach he’s visited with: “Hey, Adrian, I’ve got something for you to sign.”

    Adrian: “A contract?”

    Coach: “No, this jersey. Thanks. When’s your flight out of town?”

  16. djvh2 says: Apr 6, 2017 4:59 PM

    “Last year, a knee injury ended his season after three games.”

    You could say that, I guess. He was injured in Week 2, missed most of the season, then came back and had his best game near the end of the season. 6 carries for 22 yards, and 1 catch for 1 yard. His arrow is pointing up.
    Vikings should want him, he fits in with the fan base.

  17. wtfru2 says: Apr 6, 2017 5:14 PM

    I thought he wanted a team that had a chance for a ring?

    Now he’ll take any team that will have him!

  18. aypeeswhippingstick says: Apr 6, 2017 5:27 PM

    Good team choice for him. They’re known for giving beatings too, and paying for them!

  19. johnclaytonsponytail says: Apr 6, 2017 5:40 PM

    Perfect match. Payton can get him the ball in space. And he’s still AP.

  20. jgedgar70 says: Apr 6, 2017 5:46 PM

    How could the Saints afford to sign him with Brees taking up 80% of their salary cap?

  21. ariani1985 says: Apr 6, 2017 5:51 PM

    What just happened,

    Sad but true, nobody to blame but himself, he cost us an easy superbowl Victory….sad, sad, sad!

  22. qbarrel says: Apr 6, 2017 6:11 PM

    So much for going to a contender….

  23. f1restarter says: Apr 6, 2017 6:17 PM

    And nine months from next week, several more illegitimate children with Adrian’s eyes will enter this world.

  24. Frazier28/7 says: Apr 6, 2017 8:53 PM

    The packers are quickly becoming the new favorite for finding new and inventive ways to screw up in the nfc championship game.

  25. dbonedigdb4584 says: Apr 6, 2017 9:53 PM

    The guy is still a draw. Gets humans in the seats.

  26. frank booth says: Apr 6, 2017 10:28 PM

    Visits teams more often than he visits his kids.

  27. sb44champs says: Apr 7, 2017 11:35 AM

    They owe him a look at least. He did more for them getting to the SB than 80% of their own roster.
    Yeah like that Traci Porter pick that sent us to overtime………..

  28. sb44champs says: Apr 7, 2017 11:36 AM

    How could the Saints afford to sign him with Brees taking up 80% of their salary cap?
    Stick with the facts if you have the mental capabilities

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