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Peterson OK with being held out of preseason

Adrian Peterson is OK with Leslie Frazier's decision to hold him out of the final two preseason games, but he's still excited to get tackled or run someone over. Peterson, who's been trying to be patient, says his goal of playing in the season opener against the Jaguars hasn't changed.
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