As ESPN's Dianna Russini first reported on Tuesday morning, the New Orleans Saints have sent former NFL MVP, running back Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals for a future conditional draft choice.

Peterson signed with the Saints after an excellent 10-year career with the Minnesota Vikings back in April.  But the 2012 league MVP fell on the team's depth chart to third-string after just four games.

The Saints (2-2) host the Detroit Lions next Sunday.

Russini's original tweet reporting the trade: