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Adrian Peterson expects to remove the walking boot from his sprained left ankle Thursday. He also expects to play Sunday against Atlanta. Leslie Frazier will make the final call on whether he plays, but Peterson says his mentality is to go out and "see what he can do."
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Adrian Peterson expects to remove the walking boot from his sprained left ankle Thursday. He also expects to play Sunday against Atlanta. Leslie Frazier will make the final call on whether he plays, but Peterson says his mentality is to go out and "see what he can do."

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