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Adrian Peterson and the New Orleans Saints appear to be close to signing a one year deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Time_Sports

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Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee, or brew some English breakfast tea if that’s your thing, and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.

We’ll start with Michael Cohen’s look at the hectic time draft prospects are asked to navigate leading up to the NFL draft.

From Michael:

Regardless of what their professional football careers may hold, each class of NFL hopefuls is unlikely to experience anything quite like the pre-draft process.

They are courted by agents and probed by doctors. They are tracked by the media and ranked by analysts. Their characters are examined in public settings. They crisscross the country for visits with potential employers.

Then, in late April, everything ends some 24 hours after the conclusion of the NFL draft. They are officially professionals, and never again will they experience such a whirlwind.

Bob McGinn’s positional series rolls on prior to the start of the NFL draft on Thursday night. Be sure to check out his latest on Temple’s Hasson Reddick and his linebacker rankings.

You can find all of Bob’s draft rankings right here.

I chatted with readers over on our Facebook page late Monday afternoon.

Former Packers defensive back Sam Shields pleaded no contest to a recent misdemeanor drug charge.

Elsewhere, Josina Anderson reports that former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will join the New Orleans Saints. Peterson had been connected to the Packers in free agency throughout the offseason, but now will visit Lambeau as a member of the Saints in October.

This draft Q&A with Justis Mosqueda over at the Packers Wire is more than worth your time:

The Packers keep getting linked to Joe Mixon:

The Power Sweep looks back at the biggest bust in Packers draft history:

Rob Demovsky writes on QB1 opining on guard not being a big need heading into the draft:

If you plan on being in the Chicago area this weekend, there is a great Packers draft party you should check out:

The growing contingent of Packers fans in Brazil is ready for the draft:

Cory Jennerjohn tries to weigh which is riskier when it comes to draft prospects: poor character or poor health.

The guys over at ACME Packing Company go through their draft crushes:

Lombardi Ave. looks at possible trading partners for the Packers:

Alicia Kramer is asking Packers fans to write to the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Trevor Davis took part in the IVF Egg Challenge

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