MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It appears former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson may have found a new home, and he could be opening his season at U.S. Bank Stadium.
According to reports, Peterson was nearing a deal on Monday to sign with the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings open the 2017 regular season on Sept. 11 by hosting the Saints for Monday Night Football, a game that will be carried on WCCO-TV.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Tornado Warnings Expire, But Severe Storms Still A Threat
Sources: #Saints & Adrian Peterson believed to be closing in on a deal that’d pay him $3M+ in ’17. Not done, but moving in that direction.
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Peterson spent 10 years with the Vikings, who declined his $18 million contract option for the 2017 season in early March. The Vikings officially moved on from Peterson by signing free agent running back Latavius Murray.MORE NEWS: 72-Year-Old Fargo Woman Killed In Douglas County Crash
Peterson’s 2016 season was marred by a torn meniscus in his right knee. He played in just three games last season.