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Murray won't wear No. 28 out of respect for Peterson

He has too much respect for Adrian Peterson to wear No. 28 in Minnesota.
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New Vikings running back Latavius Murray will not wear No. 28 out of respect for Adrian Peterson.

"Many people don't know, but I wore the No. 28 as a kid because of Fred Taylor who played for the Jaguars at the time. When AP came onto the scene and Fred retired, he was my reason for keeping No. 28," Murray wrote on Instagram. "I want to say to Vikings fans: I'm not here to replace No. 28, he's irreplaceable. I'm not here to be No. 28, there's no one like him. I ask that you accept me for the player I am and know that I'm here to give you all I got and to win."

No word just yet on what number Murray will wear. If you'd like to hear more about what kind of player Murray thinks he is, click here.

Peterson, still in search of a new team after being released by the Vikings, has worn No. 28 since being drafted seventh overall by the Vikings in 2007. He's the team's all-time leading rusher with 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns.

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