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Could Adrian Peterson Find His Way Back to the Saints in 2018?

Things with the Saints and the running back spot have been up in the air since it was announced that Mark Ingram would serve a four-game suspension to start 2018.

The team still needs a veteran to help out Alvin Kamara, and one player that could find his way back to the team is that of Adrian Peterson, a player who might come in handy to the team this upcoming season.

After Mark Ingram was suspended for four games earlier this week, we heard that the Saints wouldn’t be pursuing a veteran running back. However, if the organization has a change of heart, they could focus in on a former member of the team. Head coach Sean Payton told reporters (including ESPN’s Mike Triplett) that the Saints would “absolutely” consider signing running back Adrian Peterson if they decided to pursue a veteran player.

“This gets back to the notion that we had some type of any argument (during Week 1) at Minnesota, which I still say there was none,” Payton said. “I think a ton of him.”

Peterson’s stint in New Orleans was short-lived, as the veteran found himself behind Ingram and Alvin Kamara on the depth chart. The 33-year-old ultimately appeared in four games for the Saints, compiling 81 rushing yards on 27 carries. He looked better during his time with the Cardinals, where he finished with 448 yards and two scores on 129 carries. While the future Hall of Famer is getting up there in age, there could still be something left in the tank. After all, Peterson did collect nearly 1,500 rushing yards only two seasons ago (on the flip side, he’s also suffered a torn meniscus since that time).

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One Response to “Could Adrian Peterson Find His Way Back to the Saints in 2018?”

  1. Alex says:

    I’d definitively support AP returning to NOLA

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