Adrian Peterson: Full pads, back in the saddle

Big day at Vikings training camp. Adrian Peterson puts on the pads and returns to full football activity with the team … for the first time since tearing his ACL last December. While there are no guarantees, all signs point to the all-pro running back being ready for the Sept. 9 season opener.
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