New Orleans Saints running backs react to Adrian Peterson trade

When the New Orleans Saints take the field versus the Detroit Lions on Sunday they’ll do so without the likes of running back Adrian Peterson for the first time this season.
The Saints traded the former MVP of the League on Tuesday in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2018. For the Black and Gold, the move is addition by subtraction, paving the way for Mark Ingram to once again assume the lead back role and Alvin Kamara to become full-time Darren Sproles.
There’s no bad blood between the former running back trio and even though there were too many mouths to feed it’s all well wishes for Peterson. “Just how I was brought up, man. I’m always going to compete. Never shy away from competition, never shy away from anything. So no matter who is here or wherever I’m at, I’m always going to compete. I’m going to fight and put my best foot forward,” said Ingram.
“All the experience he has he was trying to funnel as much as he could into me. Just anything I needed to know he was an open book, and I mean I was thankful for that. And I let him know that through a text. He said he enjoyed his time here, and he just gave us the message to keep going hard,” said Kamara.
The Saints and Lions will kick things off from the Mercedes Benz Superdome at noon on Sunday.

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