Posted: 4/25/2017 5:15:31 AM
Adrian Peterson’s visit with the New Orleans Saints earlier this
month is said to have gone well, and apparently the two sides enjoyed
the meeting enough to start talking numbers.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Monday that Peterson and the
Saints are “closing in on a deal” that would pay the veteran running
back somewhere in the range of $3 million for the 2017 season.
Peterson would be an interesting fit in New Orleans, as he would
likely play more of a backup role behind Mark Ingram. However, the
32-year-old hasn’t exactly had a plethora of options since free agency
Peterson averaged just 1.9 yards per carry in limited work last
season and is coming off his second significant knee injury. He has
likely lowered his expectations over the past several weeks, though at least one other contender is said to have interest in signing him.