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Adrian Peterson admits ‘the doubt motivates me’

Adrian Peterson has embarked upon a new chapter in his Hall of Fame-caliber NFL career after signing on with the New Orleans Saints this offseason. And while Peterson is on the perceived wrong side of 30 for a running back — he turned 32 in March — the generational player sees No reason why he can’t defy expectations and return to a level of productivity not seen out of him...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson fires back at critics who say he can’t catch

Adrian Peterson has never been known as a pass-catching back, but the seven-time Pro Bowler doesn’t appreciate when people say that is due to his inability to catch a football.On Wednesday, Peterson said he finds it humorous when people say he can’t catch.“It’s always funny to me. … It’s like a lot of people say, ‘Well, he can’t catch the ball.’ And I’m like,...
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June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson says he's a better receiver than people think

One of the more notable moves of the NFL offseason was Adrian Peterson signing with the New Orleans Saints. Still, it created an apparent dilemma. For as many things as Peterson does well, he’s never been known as a particularly strong pass-catching back. So, how will he fit into the pass happy offense that Drew Brees runs?Peterson is not worried about his pass-catching skills...
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June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Ingram 'not afraid of a little competition' with Peterson

With all the excitement coming out of New Orleans Saints practice over the way Adrian Peterson looks, it’s easy to forget that Peterson may not even be the team’s starter. That job will likely belong to Mark Ingram, who insists he is not concerned about losing it.On Sunday, Ingram told reporters he is not afraid of having to compete for playing time — even against one of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson wants to play five more seasons

The common belief across the NFL is that Adrian Peterson is nearing the end of his career, otherwise there would have been more teams that expressed interest in signing him. But as far as the 32-year-old is concerned, those teams will be kicking themselves in several years when he is still playing.Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate described a moment Peterson had at Saints...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Payton: Peterson not declining like most older RBs

Adrian Peterson is 32 years old and coming off a knee injury that kept him out for most of the 2016 season, but he shows no signs of slowing down. That’s the message Sean Payton and others are sending as the New Orleans Saints get deeper into OTAs.“He’d be the one guy that you would say’s already gone against conventional wisdom,” Payton said. “With not only his skillset...
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June 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson out for ‘revenge’ in season opener vs. Vikings

Look out. When New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson faces his former Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 next season, he’ll be out for “revenge.”In a bit of happenstance that couldn’t have been more fortuitous for the NFL, the Vikings will host the Saints in one of two opening-week games on “Monday Night Football.” That means a national audience will get the opportunity...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: ‘In my mind, I feel like I have a lot of years left’

New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson was at the team’s facility on Tuesday to make his first public comments since signing a free agent contract last month.A future Hall of Famer, Peterson saw the Minnesota Vikings decline his option for the 2017 season prior to the start of free agency. He then had to wait a few long weeks before finally inking a deal with New Orleans...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson releases statement about joining Saints

Adrian Peterson has issued a statement about signing a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth $7 million with added incentives. The statement marks his first public comments since finalizing the deal on Tuesday.The 32-year-old running back, in the statement issued through ESPN’s Josina Anderson, indicates his decision to join the Saints was inspired by how “it just felt...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL GM: Peterson could push Saints ‘into the playoffs and beyond’

The New Orleans Saints may list Adrian Peterson as the No. 2 running back on their depth chart behind Mark Ingram, but there are at least a few NFL front office executives who expect A.P. to make a major impact with his new team.Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with multiple front office executives and assistant coaches who feel the Saints and New England Patriots were the only...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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