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Saints, 32-year-old Adrian Peterson agree on 2-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints and free-agent running back Adrian Peterson have agreed on a two-year contract.

The deal means Peterson, a 10-year veteran who has posted seven 1,000-yard seasons with Minnesota and once eclipsed 2,000 yards, could become a backup running back on an offense that tends to pass more than run.

Still, Saints coach Sean Payton said Tuesday that he envisions a productive role for Peterson, who is coming back from a 2016 meniscal tear that required season-ending knee surgery after only three games.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Atlanta 1150.688
Tampa Bay 970.563
New Orleans 790.438
Carolina 6100.375
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: D. Brees5208
Pass TDs: D. Brees37
Rush Yds: M. Ingram1043
Rush TDs: M. Ingram6
Rec Yds: B. Cooks1173
Rec TDs: M. Thomas9
Int: J. Byrd2
Sacks: C. Jordan7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6816 (1)
Passing Yards: 5258 (1)
Rushing Yards: 1742 (16)
Points per game: 29.3 (2)
Yards per game: 426.0 (1)
Touchdowns: 55 (2)
Field Goals: 28 (13)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6006 (27)
Passing Yards: 4593 (31)
Rushing Yards: 1626 (14)
Points per game: 28.4 (31)
Yards per game: 375.4 (27)
Touchdowns: 46 (30)
Field Goals: 32 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/25 A. Peterson signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2018)
4/11 J. Laurinaitis retired
4/5 L. McCown cut
3/30 R. Bush signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/29 C. Daniel signed One-year contract (through 2017)
3/29 J. Phillips re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/23 D. Tapp re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/22 S. Moore re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/21 M. Te'o signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2018)
3/17 T. Cadet re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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