Adrian Peterson traded from Saints to Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals released Chris Johnson in order to take Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints.
Adrian Peterson's stay with theÂ New Orleans Saints proved short-lived as he was traded to the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday.
The former All-Pro running back, who has played sparingly after signing a two-year, $7million contract withÂ theÂ Saints this offseason, was tradedÂ for an undisclosedÂ 2018Â draft pick.
Peterson had only 27 carries for 81 yards and no touchdowns in four gamesÂ as New Orleans (2-2) gave the bulk of its rushing touches to Mark Ingram, the former Minnesota Vikings manÂ havingÂ to share time as a back-up with Alvin Kamara.
The 32-year-old, who has rushed for 11,828Â yards in his career in 11 seasons, heads to a 2-3 Cardinals team that ranks dead last in rushing offense through five weeks, having gained only 259 yards as a team -Â fewerÂ than 18 individual rushers thus far -Â and scored only one TD on the ground.
Chris Johnson,Â Arizona's leading rusher despiteÂ averaging only 2.6 yards per carry, was released to make room for Peterson on an offenseÂ that has been one-dimensional behind quarterback Carson Palmer.
The Cardinals face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.