Saints close to a deal with Adrian Peterson

Rapoport cited sources saying that Peterson is closing in on a contract with the New Orleans Saints that would be worth approximately $3 million for the upcoming 2017 season. The Advocate indicates negotiations are on-going.

Peterson, who has missed most of two of the past three seasons, is one of the all-time leading career rushers in the NFL.

New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler signed the team's tender offer on Friday, clearing the way for a possible trade to the New Orleans Saints. Peterson never made sense with the Packers, and the rumors that connected the two will soon cease to exist. The Vikings signed veteran Latavius Murray instead. The Saints play the Vikings in Week 1 on Monday Night Football at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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But when authorities read the accusations of physical and sexual abuse of the children, "that's when she started crying". He tells NPR that Sissi's visit came during a short window of time before the final verdict in Hijazi's case.

If Peterson signs - and the source said he's leaning toward that outcome - it will end a humbling free-agent experience in which Peterson visited only the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.

Peterson would especially thrive in Sean Payton's offense because he wouldn't be asked to carry the load.

Peterson has totaled 2,418 carries, 11,747 yards and a 4.9 yards per carry average in his 10 seasons with Minnesota.

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About 30 seconds later, Howard picked up his fourth foul, while Kent Bazemore was at four entering the last quarter, too. Throughout the regular season, Washington struggled to produce when its reserves were out on the floor.

One of the most interesting things to take away from the proposed deal between Peterson and the Saints is that he would earn less than Mark Ingram.

Restricted free agents are players with three accrued seasons of service time.

As for me, I'll be looking forward to Peterson's first press conference in New Orleans where he says that he doesn't feel the Vikings appreciated him enough and half of Vikings' nation instinctively defending him for saying it. For a 32-year-old running back, it's a bit surprising to think that Peterson may have pursued such a deal.

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The Bulls, post-All-Star break (and post-Taj Gibson trade), ranked in the back half of the league in offensive rebound percentage. A "Why Not Us?" mentality so to speak when faced with the question of if they feel they can compete with the Celtics.

Peterson should be considered a late-round pick, but let someone else in your league reach for him on Draft Day.

  • Israel Montgomery