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Day 1: Vikings training camp talkers

Three of the Vikings biggest stars are making waves as players report to Mankato. Christian Ponder believes he has nowhere to go but up, Adrian Peterson says he's cutting, running and jumping and Percy Harvin kept quiet when asked about his alleged trade request a few weeks ago.
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