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07:02 AM ET 05.30 | Adrian Peterson considers the rehab for sports hernia surgery a "cakewalk," something that no doubt pales in comparison to trying to strengthen a new anterior cruciate ligament, and he's enjoying full participation in OTAs this time around. He caught a screen pass out of the backfield in Wednesday's workout and looked like he was about to level Jamarca Sanford with a stiff arm. And while Peterson said he welcomed the balance the Vikings are trying to create by adding receivers Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson to their offense, he cautioned not to leave him out of the passing game. "A lot of people have this misconception that, 'Adrian cannot catch the ball.' And that's so false," he said. "They've really never thrown it to the running backs (here)."

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May 30, 2013  07:20 AM ET

If more touches + last year's production (or even close to), the NFL's defenses can say, "Oh, oh."

May 30, 2013  07:51 AM ET

Adrian Peterson can catch the ball, but can Christian Ponder throw it?

May 30, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Sure but where is it gonna land ?

May 30, 2013  08:08 AM ET
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Sure but where is it gonna land ?

Since the taxpayers of Minnesota will be buying the stadium for Ziggy, it will not land in Los Angeles.

May 30, 2013  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Adrian Peterson can catch the ball, but can Christian Ponder throw it?

Pitch it to the fullback and let him throw it.

May 30, 2013  08:30 AM ET

If AP was on my team I'd find a way to get him the ball every play. I mean EVERY play. Odds are it'll work out.

May 30, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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If AP was on my team I'd find a way to get him the ball every play. I mean EVERY play. Odds are it'll work out.

Damn shame he couldn't get those few (7 I think) yards to capture the all time rushing record for a season....

May 30, 2013  08:38 AM ET

If the dude supported gay marriage, I'm sure he'd get more touches.

May 30, 2013  08:41 AM ET

"Peterson calls for more touches" ... that's funny, I thought he was a homophobe?

May 30, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If the dude supported gay marriage, I'm sure he'd get more touches.

That was the punter.

May 30, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Damn shame he couldn't get those few (7 I think) yards to capture the all time rushing record for a season....

Agreed. I'd have called his number every time.

May 30, 2013  08:55 AM ET

I am sure there a quite a few Defensive Coordinators who want their guys to touch him more. He may get his wish.

May 30, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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I am sure there a quite a few Defensive Coordinators who want their guys to touch him more. He may get his wish.

Sounds like a job for Michele Bachmann.

May 30, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"Peterson calls for more touches" ... that's funny, I thought he was a homophobe?

He said he was against gay marriages. Says outside of that he doesn't care what people do. At least that's what he says.

May 30, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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Sounds like a job for Michele Bachmann.

I have a vision of her, passed out in a gutter in New Orleans, covered in Purple Drank with JaMarcus Russell lying by her side.

May 30, 2013  09:47 AM ET

If I'm Frazier and I hear this he would be getting LESS touches. AP is starting to believe his own press and that is a bad sign.

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May 30, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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If I'm Frazier and I hear this he would be getting LESS touches. AP is starting to believe his own press and that is a bad sign.

No, he should be getting more touches ... but only in the locker room.

 
May 30, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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I have a vision of her, passed out in a gutter in New Orleans, covered in Purple Drank with JaMarcus Russell lying by her side.

Is that the -50 lbs Russell or the +50 lbs Russell?

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