Adrian Peterson Nearing Deal With Saints

It looks like former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson may finally have found a new home, and in the Big Easy no less.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Peterson and the Saints were closing in on a deal that would pay him $3 million in 2017, with the chance to earn another million through incentives. The Advocate indicates negotiations are on-going. And Peterson's skill set doesn't seem to fit with the Saints since he's limited as a receiver out of the backfield.

Peterson missed most of last season with a knee injury, but rushed for 1,485 yards on 327 carries in 2015 with 11 touchdowns. After the Vikings declined his 2017 option, Minnesota brought in Latavius Murray to replace the veteran runner. He's not someone I plan on drafting in the majority of leagues.

-The New England Patriots appear unlikely to trade cornerback Malcolm Butler this offseason.

Elsewhere • The Chiefs waived Jaye Howard with a failed physical designation after the defensive tackle was limited to eight games because of a hip injury last season.

ESPN would surely love to see the Saints sign Peterson, as their first opponent is the Vikings, on Monday Night Football.

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Peterson would especially thrive in Sean Payton's offense because he wouldn't be asked to carry the load.

Before the news of Peterson signing with the Saints, Ingram was someone Fantasy owners were targeting in Round 3.

One of the most interesting things to take away from the proposed deal between Peterson and the Saints is that he would earn less than Mark Ingram.

But at least five of the top 10 drafting teams badly need a better long-term answer at QB: Cleveland, San Francisco, Chicago, New York Jets and Buffalo.

Tackle Jake Long, who played in four games a year ago for the Vikings before suffering a season-ending torn Achilles tendon, announced his retirement Monday on Twitter.

In 2014, the running back played just one game after pleading no contest to beating his 4-year-old son with a switch (small tree branch).

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