Saints, Peterson agree on two-year contract
NEW ORLEANS | Adrian Peterson, the NFL’s most productive running back for much of the past decade, has decided to head into the twilight of his career as a potential backup in New Orleans’ pass-happy offense.
The Saints on Tuesday came to terms on a twoyear contract with Peterson, a 10-year veteran who has posted seven 1,000-yard seasons with Minnesota and once eclipsed 2,000 yards.
Saints coach Sean Payton said he envisions a productive role for Peterson, who is coming back from a 2016 meniscal tear that required seasonending knee surgery after only three games.
The agreement was first reported early Tuesday when Peterson provided a statement to ESPN.
Peterson, 32, has spent his entire NFL career with the Vikings, which happens to be the team against which the Saints open the 2017 regular season — in Minnesota.