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Saints’ Adrian Peterson Says Drew Brees Will Help Him Put Receiving Skills On Display

The New Orleans Saints will never be the same. Drew Brees and company received a massive upgrade to their running game this NFL offseason with the addition of future Hall of Famer, Adrian Peterson.

Although Peterson is known for driving opposing defenses crazy after he comes out of the backfield, the veteran back thinks teaming up with an elite quarterback like Brees will put his skills as a receiver on display.

Peterson recently talked about his ability to be a force as a receiver, via Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com:

“It’s always funny to me because I’ve been playing this game since I was 7, and a lot of people say, ‘Well, he can’t catch the ball,'” Peterson said Tuesday after minicamp. “I’ve been playing since I was 7 years old. I can catch a football.”

Brees will be the X-factor, according to Peterson via Katzenstein:

“It’s all about having a guy that’s going to get the ball to you, and without a doubt I know (Drew) Brees is going to,” Peterson said. “We’ll be doing that.”

In his 10-year career in the NFL, Peterson has only five receiving touchdowns to go along with a total of 1,945 receiving yards. The seven-time Pro Bowler’s best year as a receiver was in 2009 when he recorded a career-high 43 receptions and 435 receiving yards playing with Brett Favre with the Minnesota Vikings.

If Peterson’s time playing with Favre in Minnesota is any indication, the 32-year-old could be in for another solid season in his first year in New Orleans with Brees under center. As long as he can stay healthy, Peterson may give the Saints the boost needed to be a force in the NFC while also resurrecting his career.

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