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Draft Scout *Adrian Peterson News
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.
04/25/17 - RB Adrian Peterson has agreed to join the Saints on a two-year deal reportedly worth $7 million pending a physical. The contract includes $3.5 million of guaranteed money. "I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints," the 32-year-old Peterson told ESPN. "I'm really looking forward to this opportunity. Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit." Peterson's option was not picked up by the Vikings on Feb. 28 after he spent his first 10 seasons in Minnesota, becoming the franchise's all-time leader in rushing yards (11,747) and touchdowns (97).
04/02/17 - RB Adrian Peterson's first free agent meeting will be with the defending Super Bowl champions. The former Minnesota Vikings running back is scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots on Monday, ESPN reports. Peterson became an unrestricted free agent when the Vikings did not exercise his 2017 option on Feb. 28. Peterson missed almost all of last season with a right knee injury. The seven-time Pro Bowler and 2012 NFL MVP has 11,747 rushing yards and 97 touchdowns over 10 seasons, all with the Vikings.
03/24/17 - RB Adrian Peterson is reportedly asking for a premium price on the open market, and teams are not willing to meet the demand. Peterson, who was recently released by the Minnesota Vikings, remains unsigned during free agency and ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Friday that it is because the asking price is too high. A source from a team in the market for a running back told ESPN that Peterson wanted more than $8 million in the first year of a contract. The Vikings announced last week that the team would not re-sign Peterson, who turned 32 on Tuesday. The Vikings did not pick up Peterson's option year and instead signed former Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray in free agency.