Saints 'closing in' on deal with Adrian Peterson

Apr 25, 2017, 12:51
Saints 'closing in' on deal with Adrian Peterson

Contract negotiations between retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders appear to be at a standstill, but the New Orleans Saints may have just helped tip the scales in Oakland's favor.

The Vikings signed Long last October after they had lost tackles Matt Kalil and Andre Smith to season-ending injuries.

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But, with a deal like this, the potential reward seems to outweigh any potential risk. In contrast, it is a stretch to think Peterson will hold up to outproduce Ingram. Ingram is the stronger pass protector and pass catcher of the two, so he might play more on passing downs while Peterson plays mostly on run downs. He is reportedly closing in on a deal with the New Orleans Saints, as the New Orleans Times-Picayune first reported Monday.

With the NFL Draft starting on Thursday, a lot of people believed the Saints would look at a running back with one of the two first-round picks. In 2014, he played in only one game, but he did bounce back in 2015 with more than 1,400 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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I thought it would be a no-brainer to re-sign Hightower this offseason. Peterson never made sense with the Packers, and the rumors that connected the two will soon cease to exist.

Speculation regarding free agent running back Adrian Peterson and the Green Bay Packers may soon come to an anticlimactic end.

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The MMQB's Peter King also reported on Monday that the Saints are leaning toward keeping all of their current draft picks, one of which is the 32nd pick that they acquired from the Patriots for receiver Brandin Cooks. For a 32-year-old running back, it's a bit surprising to think that Peterson may have pursued such a deal. The ranks 16th in National Football League history. He shined after a standout college career at MI, but ultimately was waylaid by serious injuries, first with the Dolphins.

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