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Draft Scout *Adrian Peterson News
09/12/17 - RB Adrian Peterson was not effective in his return to Minnesota. Peterson got the first two carries of the game and picked up a first down, but he was silent afterward. Peterson, who is Minnesota's all-time rushing leader with 11,747 yards, finished with six carries for 18 yards in a timeshare with Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara. "It felt pretty good," Peterson said of his first two carries. "I didn't really know what to expect coming in. We talked about running the ball a little more, but for whatever reason got away from it. That's how the game played out. Their defense came out and played well. It is what it is."
08/29/17 - RB Adrian Peterson's appearance in the preseason game against Houston was his first preseason action since 2013 and he carried the football in a preseason game for the first time since 2011.
So, he said, his six carries were "good work." Peterson finished with 15 yards rushing.
06/08/17 - RB Adrian Peterson said he'd like to play another five or six years, although he had a little help in coming up with those numbers. "Thirty-seven, 38 would be good," the 32-year-old Peterson said on Wednesday, admitting that No. 37 was on his mind when former Saints player Steve Gleason's jersey number flashed on the scoreboard during a charity softball game. "It's a good number. It's approaching 40. And then I seen 37 up there, so ..."
05/26/17 - RB Adrian Peterson worked on catching passes out of the backfield while getting the bulk of the snaps with the Saints' first-team offense in seven-on-seven work and team drills Thursday.
Peterson wasn't called on to catch the ball much in the Minnesota offense, but that will likely change with the Saints. Peterson caught 241 passes in 123 career games with the Vikings, but Ingram has 98 receptions and four touchdowns in the past two seasons alone.
Peterson had one pass fall to the ground Thursday, but he appeared comfortable for the most part in a new offensive system and in his new surroundings.
04/25/17 - RB Adrian Peterson is close to agreeing to a deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to published reports on Monday.
Citing two league sources, the Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported that a deal is near for Peterson, who visited the Saints two weeks ago. The NFL Network reported that the sides are close to an agreement and that Peterson would receive more than $3 million to play next season.
Peterson, who turned 32 last month, left the Minnesota Vikings as one of the best players in franchise history. He was released on March 9 after the team declined the 2017 option on his contract.