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7-9, 3rd in NFC South

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said he thinks this is deepest defensive draft he's seen as Saints head coach – which is good, since he said it's "no secret" that the Saints' top goal this year is to improve their defense. … As for the possible Malcolm Butler trade, Payton said, "It's nothing new. Look, he's with New England, and I don't think anything's changed. I don't see anything being imminent."

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Saints pick Watson No. 32 in mock draft (1:11)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees on New Orleans' WWL Radio: "That was big news today with Adrian Peterson becoming a Saint. Obviously, I've had a ton of a respect for this guy for a long time as has just about everybody in our league and our locker room. I know he's going to come in with a chip on his shoulder, ready to show what he can do and I'm sure he'll embrace the opportunity."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Get used to this look -- Adrian Peterson in a black-and-gold No. 28. Peterson changed his profile pic on Twitter to show himself in a Saints jersey.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Mark Ingram on the arrival of Adrian Peterson: "I'm all about winning, man. So if that's what helps us win I'm all for it." Ingram said on a conference call with New Orleans media that sharing the backfield is "nothing new" for him and, "I'm never gonna shy away from competition." He has followed Peterson since his freshman year at Oklahoma and said the opportunity to play with him and pick his brain is "special."

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An all-time backfield

The addition of Adrian Peterson gives the Saints the active leaders in touchdowns at both the quarterback and running back positions. More on Peterson

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Over his NFL career, Adrian Peterson has nearly double the amount of games with 100 rushing yards as Saints RBs since Drew Brees joined New Orleans in 2006. Peterson was drafted in 2007.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints officially announced their 2-year agreement with Adrian Peterson. "It's rare and unique to have the opportunity to add a Hall of Fame player to your roster," Sean Payton said in a statement. "His career has been top-notch and speaks for itself. We think he will be an excellent fit in our locker room and in our offense. …"

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Adrian Peterson's fantasy impact in New Orleans

Adrian Peterson signing with the New Orleans Saints is set to affect both his own fantasy value and Mark Ingram's. Mike Clay breaks down the full impact of Monday's news.

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Adrian Peterson joins Drew Brees, Saints for fresh start (0:54)
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Peterson will be useful for the Saints (2:19)
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Peterson excels indoors

Adrian Peterson might enjoy his new home in New Orleans, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, if his past numbers are any indication. More on Peterson

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson signing causes some big shifts at Westgate SuperBook for Saints. Win Super Bowl LII: 80-1 to 60-1 Win NFC: 40-1 to 30-1 Week 1: New Orleans +4 (at MIN) to +3.5

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson (7 Pro Bowls) and Drew Brees (10) have combined for 17 Pro Bowl selections in their careers. According to ESPN Stats and Information, that would be the most by any QB-RB combo since the NFL-AFL merger.

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Adrian Peterson (7 Pro Bowls) and Drew Brees (10 Pro Bowls) have combined for 17 Pro Bowl selections in their careers. That would be the most by any QB-RB teammates since the 1970 merger (min. 3 selections for each), according to Elias Sports Bureau research.

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Peterson excited for opportunity with Saints (1:21)

Team Stats

Passing Yards317.11st
Rushing Yards108.916th
Points For29.32nd
Points Against28.431st

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