New Orleans Saints Trade Adrian Peterson

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The Adrian Peterson Era in New Orleans lasted all of four games.

He fell behind both Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara in the pecking order early in the season, and received only 27 carries across four games, with which he gained a total of 81 yards. Very few running backs over 30 are (I'm looking at you Marshawn Lynch), but his time in New Orleans was as rough as it could have been.

The Saints originally signed the seven-time Pro Bowler back in April after he was waived by the Minnesota Vikings.

The Cardinals are averaging just 51.8 rushing yards per game - 23 less than any other team in the NFL - and averaging a league-low 2.6 yards per carry. Peterson signed with the Saints this offseason after spending the first 10 years of his likely Hall of Fame career with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Cardinals, sitting at 2-3 after losing in Philadelphia on Sunday, are desperate for running back help after losing David Johnson for the season against the Lions in the season opener.

Peterson has a two-year, $7 million contract the Cardinals will take on.

Peterson is 0-3 in his career against Tampa Bay, but he's run well, with 328 rushing yards and three touchdowns in three games, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He rushed back from a serious knee injury previous year in Minnesota but did not have the same rampaging style that defined his early career.

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