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ESPN: Adrian Peterson traded to Arizona Cardinals

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The New Orleans Saints have traded Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals. The announcement was made by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

The 32-year-old running back has only been with the Saints for a few months and during his time has rushed 27 times for 81 yards. Peterson played the first four games for the New Orleans Saints this season.

According to a release from the Saints, Peterson 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.

The exchange will be for a conditional draft pick which has not been disclosed.

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