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Patriots

Adrian Peterson is getting more attention as he searches for his next team, with the Saints joining the short list of potential destinations.

According to the NFL Network and ESPN, Peterson will visit New Orleans next week, with plans to have dinner Monday and visit the Saints Tuesday. 

Peterson visited with the Patriots on Monday but left Foxboro without a contract. 

The 32-year-old could serve as a backup to Mark Ingram in New Orleans. Tim Hightower left the Saints this offseason to sign with the 49ers. 

In 10 NFL seasons, Peterson has 11,747 rushing yards, which ranks 16th in league history. He was limited to just three games last season due to a torn meniscus and then adductor strain.