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Spielman thinks Peterson is on a mission to be better than he was prior to injury

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says Adrian Peterson is on a mission to "prove to everybody he’s a better Adrian Peterson than he was before the injury.” Spielman says Peterson is a "freak athletically" and it's helping him come back quickly from the torn ACL he suffered last December.
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Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says Adrian Peterson is on a mission to "prove to everybody he’s a better Adrian Peterson than he was before the injury.” Spielman says Peterson is a "freak athletically" and it's helping him come back quickly from the torn ACL he suffered last December.

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