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Adrian Peterson Is Signing With The Saints

The All-Pro running back has a new NFL team.

Adrian Peterson has a new NFL team.

The future Hall of Fame running back has decided to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

ESPN's Josina Anderson first broke the news, reporting that it's a two-year deal with a base value of $7 million.

Here are the details.

Peterson had been playing for the Minnesota Vikings since 2007 and was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a four-team first-team All-Pro. He says he's excited to be joining New Orleans.

Adrian Peterson tells me he plans to sign with the #Saints on a 2 yr deal, effectively a (1 + 1op) term worth a base value of $7M. (Cont.)

— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 25, 2017

">From ESPN:

“I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints. I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit. Additionally, my wife and family added their confirmation with the same feelings. On offense, it goes without saying that the Saints are really solid behind Drew Brees. I feel like my skill set can make them even more dominant as a unit. They have a great offensive line, which is something that stood out to me as well. I could tell from talking to head coach Sean Payton over the last two weeks that he did his due diligence in evaluating how I could contribute. I also did a lot of homework on the defense as well. While I know that injuries have played a role in performance, I also see areas of potential with a lot of younger guys having the ability to step up. Lastly, it goes without saying that the Saints have an amazing fan base and I look forward to making them proud and creating everlasting memories.”

Peterson will join Mark Ingram in New Orleans' backfield. The Saints went 7-9 last season.