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Published September 13, 2012, 12:00 AM

Adrian Peterson

In this July 27, 2012, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) smiles during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. The Vikings have expressed a desire to give Peterson some preseason carries to give his mind, his body and his surgically repaired left knee more confidence for the games that count starting in September. But now they're backing off, not wanting to expose Peterson to a freak hit in a meaningless exhibition that could negate all the progress he's made. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross, File)
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