Saints Adrian Peterson discusses facing his former team in Week 1

Saints Adrian Peterson discusses facing his former team in Week 1

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson was cut loose by the Minnesota Vikings this past February, thus becoming a free agent.

After speaking with numerous teams, including the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks, “All Day” opted to sign on with the NFC South New Orleans Saints.

Today, Peterson spoke about how excited he is to play behind legendary quarterback Drew Brees and how he feels about playing his former team, the Minnesota Vikings, in Week 1 of this year’s NFL Regular Season.

“Envisioning myself in the backfield with Drew Brees it was like ‘Wow, what will opposing teams do?'”

As for playing his long-time team the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, Peterson says it was just meant to be.

“It was meant to be.”

Peterson and the New Orleans Saints will invade Minnesota for Monday Night Football on September 11.

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Drew Brees out for the Saints against Carolina!‏

Drew Brees out for the Saints against Carolina!‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The New Orleans Saints will be without the services of starting quarterback Drew Brees when they travel to Carolina this weekend to play the Panthers.

New Orleans head coach Sean Payton announced the news on Friday morning.

Drew Brees suffered a rotator cuff injury in last week’s loss to Tampa Bay.

This will mark the first time in Brees’ career with the Saints that he has missed a game due to injury.

Replacing Brees behind center will be backup quarterback Luke McCown.

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C.J. Spiller signs four-year deal with Saints‏

C.J. Spiller signs four-year deal with Saints‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller has inked a four-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth $18 million.

NFL.com originally reported the news.

With the move, Spiller now joins Mark Ingram in the Saints two-back running system.

C.J. Spiller played in just 9 games with Buffalo last season (due to injuries), starting in 5 of those contests.

The running back scampered for 300 yards on 78 carries with the Bills last season, scoring 1 touchdown.

Spiller’s best year came in 2012 when he carried the ball 207 times for 1,244 yards rushing with 6 touchdown scores.

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TRADE ALERT: Saints trade Jimmy Graham to Seahawks

TRADE ALERT: Saints trade Jimmy Graham to Seahawks

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

The New Orleans Saints have traded tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for center Max Unger and first-round pick (31st overall) in this summer’s NFL draft.

NFL media insider Ian Rapoport reported the news on Tuesday evening.

The move likely comes as a shock to most members of “Who Dat Nation,” as the Saints had just inked Graham to a four-year $40 million contract last summer.

The former 3-time Pro Bowler, Graham, has been hampered by injuries in recent years, which could be the reason that New Orleans decided to let him go.

One thing is for sure… Somewhere Russell Wilson is smiling.

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