The New Orleans Saints and former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson may be close to agreeing on a contract, according to NFL analyst Ian Rapoport.
Sources: #Saints & Adrian Peterson believed to be closing in on a deal that’d pay him $3M+ in ’17. Not done, but moving in that direction.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2017
The 11 year pro out of Oklahoma played in only three games last season for the Vikings due to a knee injury.
Peterson has totaled 2,418 carries, 11,747 yards and a 4.9 yards per carry average in his 10 seasons with Minnesota.
The running back did play 16 games in 2015, carrying the ball 327 times for 1,485 yards.
The Saints are looking for depth at running back, after the departure of Tim Hightower, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
In an interesting side note, New Orleans travels to Minnesota in the first week of the season. The game will air on Monday Night Football.
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