Vikings: Frazier tells defense 'no touching' Peterson

Adrian Peterson took part in his first full pads practice with the Vikings on Tuesday, but he didn't take any contact. That's because Leslie Frazier sent the defense a message -- "No touching" number 28. Peterson said he didn't like that, but defenders will start "firing back" once he puts his shoulder into them a few times.
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