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Mike Zimmer: Vikings won't look for a running back in free agency

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Don't expect the Vikings to sign a running back when free agency begins March 10.

Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer further validated the team's recent onslaught of support for Adrian Peterson when he told reporters at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis that running back is not one of their offseason needs.

Viking Update reports that Zimmer doesn't expect the Vikings to be big spenders in free agency, regardless of team need or position availability.

Zimmer joins a group of high-profile members of the organization that have issued public support for Peterson. Team Co-Owner/President Mark Wilf, Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren and GM Rick Spielman have expressed a desire to see Peterson back in purple next season.

The all-pro running back is currently suspended by the NFL for his role in a child abuse case that developed last year.

Zimmer is scheduled to address the media during a press conference later Thursday morning. We'll have more afterward.

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