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Vikings GM: 'Adrian Peterson will be back' next season

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The people of power at 9520 Vikings Drive in Eden Prairie are all saying they want Adrian Peterson back with the Vikings next season.

Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren each said last week they would "love" Peterson to return.

General manager Rick Spielman, speaking to reporters at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday, gave a more definitive answer when asked about Peterson's future.

“We expect Adrian Peterson to be part of our football team,’’ Spielman said, according to the Pioneer Press.

He later said Peterson "will be back" during an interview with Mike Florio from NBC Sports.

"I think we'll assess everything but I know right now our main focus is that Adrian Peterson will be back with the Minnesota Vikings next year," he said.

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Spielman added that the entire organization is "on the same page" about Peterson. "What team wouldn't want Adrian Peterson talent?" he said.

The GM declined to discuss the possibility of Peterson being asked to restructure his contract. He's due $12.75 million next season.

Take NFL words with a grain of salt

Pro Football Talk warns that the Vikings were once adamant that Percy Harvin wasn't going anywhere, too. In February of 2013 Spielman said they had "no intent" of trading Harvin. Less than a month later Harvin was a Seattle Seahawk.

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner also joined the group of important people on the team that support Peterson's return.

Peterson remains suspended and cannot apply for reinstatement until April 15.

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