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Reports: Former OU running back Peterson signs with Saints

(FILE/KOKH)

NFL running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly found a new home.

ESPN reported early Tuesday morning that the veteran back has agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

Peterson had spent his entire 10-year career with the Minnesota Vikings before being released by the team in February.

Since being drafted by the Vikings with the 8th overall pick in the 2007 draft, Peterson has been one of the NFL's elite running backs. Peterson has rushed for 11,747 yards in his career and led the league in rushing three times. However, Peterson has been hampered by injuries over the past few years, being held to just three games played in 2016 and only one in 2014.

Peterson rushed for more than 4,000 yards and 41 touchdowns in his three seasons in Norman. He was a consensus All-American in 2004.

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