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  • Adrian Peterson feels the love upon his return to Minnesota Vikings

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner9 hrs ago

    Either the Minnesota Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson have truly mended all fences or they were at least able to put on a really happy face on Tuesday.

    Peterson reported to OTA practices on Tuesday, after staying away during an acrimonious time. Peterson missed almost all of last year while dealing with a legal situation that stemmed from his young son suffering injuries when Peterson hit him with a switch. There were many reports that Peterson wasn't all that happy with the organization. You wouldn't have known that on Tuesday, when he and coach Mike Zimmer gave their news conferences.

    "I love this kid. I really do," Zimmer said. "I wouldn’t fly down to Houston to see him if he wasn’t important to me and to my program and our coaches and the rest of the football team."

    Peterson said that all of his teammates reacted with hugs and jokes when they saw him. He was asked why he reported now, and he said it was because he "just wanted to." He said it felt like family when he came back.

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