Mark Ingram

Peterson scoffs at notion he's over the hill

Adrian Peterson scoffs at the notion that a decade in the NFL and a pair of knee injuries have somehow left him a worn down, less effective version of his former dominant self.

"It's kind of crazy to hear people even comment on how many years I have left and compare me to other running backs when I'm just my own individual," Peterson, who signed with New Orleans Saints last week, said while on a conference call hosted by his new club Tuesday.

"There's a different mindset, work ethic, body type," Peterson continued. "This is one thing that I really just dislike about the NFL and kind of how a lot of people try to put guys in a box — especially running...