Adrian Peterson returned to New Orleans Saints camp on Friday during his second bye week of the season (after his second trip to London of the season) for a proper send-off.
Peterson autographed a stack of No. 28 Saints jerseys for his former teammates — one of whom said he had to have one for his “man cave.”
Although Peterson lasted less than six months in New Orleans before being traded to the Arizona Cardinals, he was obviously held in high esteem by his teammates.
Peterson’s family is still living in the New Orleans area, although they’ll relocate soon. And for now, his son Adrian Jr. is still a key member of the star-studded flag football squad coached by Drew Brees.
Adrian Peterson is back with the New Orleans Saints.
For today, at least.
The veteran running back returned to his former team on Friday to visit with some people in the locker room and signed some autographs and jerseys, The Advocate revealed.
Peterson, now with the Arizona Cardinals after his brief tenure with the Saints this season, is enjoying his second bye week of the year as the Cards take Week 8 off. He also had Week 5 off with New Orleans.
The 32-year-old was traded to Arizona on Oct. 10 in exchange for a conditional sixth round draft pick next year after the Saints were unable to implement him into their backfield rotation.
Snaps came few and far between for Peterson, who was seen jawing with head coach Sean Payton on the sideline during their Week 1 game at Minnesota.
Peterson rushed for just 81 yards in four games with New Orleans but in his first appearance for Arizona following his trade ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns. On the year, he has 236 yards and both scores.
What happened to all the Adrian Peterson Saints jerseys?
Well, his former teammates got them signed by the perennial All-Pro on Friday in the locker room.
Peterson was at the Saints facility during his bye week with the Arizona Cardinals, and his former Saints teammates were having him sign his leftover Saints’ jerseys as keepsakes.
The Saints signed the future Hall-of-Famer and running back this offseason prior to drafting breakout rookie Alvin Kamara. Kamara established himself as a factor in the New Orleans offense while Ingram continued to perform as the Saints top back, leaving Peterson with few touches through his first four games with the Saints.
He tallied just 81 yards on 27 carries in those games.
The Saints traded Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals, who had one of the league’s worst rushing attacks prior to Sunday’s game, earlier this month and he dominated in his first
He proved that in his debut with the Cardinals as he rushed 26 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns in a win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.