NFL free agency: Adrian Peterson nearing deal with Saints, report says

Should an agreement be reached, it's interesting to note that New Orleans is scheduled to visit Minnesota for MNF in Week 1.

Adrian Peterson could soon be taking up a new residence in New Orleans.

The free agent and longtime Vikings running back is "closing in" on a deal with the Saints that would pay him at least $3 million in 2017, NFL Media reported Monday.

While an official contract has yet to be signed, the report indicates that negotiations are "moving in that direction." Should an agreement be reached, it's interesting to note that the Saints are scheduled to visit the Vikings in the league's opening "Monday Night Football" matchup in Week 1.

Peterson, who turned 32 last month, has led the NFL in rushing three times but his production has recently declined due to his age and a number of knee injuries. He was limited to just 72 rushing yards in three games in his final year with the Vikings last season before being released by Minnesota on March 9.

Still, coach Sean Payton and the Saints remain interested in adding Peterson to the roster to complement Mark Ingram in the backfield. Peterson had also drawn interest from the Seahawks and Patriots earlier this offseason, though New Orleans appears ready to make the move official.

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