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Saints trade RB Adrian Peterson to Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 2018 undisclosed draft pick

Posted Oct 10, 2017

Mickey Loomis announced the trade Tuesday


The New Orleans Saints announced Tuesday, Oct. 10 that the team has traded RB Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick in 2018. The announcement was made by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Peterson, 6 feet 1, 220 pounds, is in his 11th NFL season. He’s appeared in 127 career regular season games with 117 starts, totaling 2,445 carries for 11,828 yards (4.8 avg.) with 97 touchdowns, also adding 243 receptions for 1,949 yards with five touchdowns.

His rushing yardage total ranks 16th all-time and second among active NFL players, while his rushing touchdown total is ranked tenth all-time and first among active players.

Peterson has rushed for at least 100 yards in 49 games. Peterson, who captured the NFL MVP in 2012, is a four-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2008, 2009, 2012 and 2015), four-time AP first-team All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection. He was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the seventh overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma.