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Adrian Peterson to start camp on PUP list

As expected, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson -- recovering from an ACL tear -- will start training camp on the “active, but physically unable to perform list” That means he can be activated at any time, but for now can’t take part in practices.
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As expected, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson -- recovering from an ACL tear -- will start training camp on the “active, but physically unable to perform list” That means he can be activated at any time, but for now can’t take part in practices.

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