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Quarterback Christian Ponder was limited in practice this week and listed as questionable, but expect the rookie to start if at all possible. Adrian Peterson wants to play and is close, but with Toby Gerhart coming off a career-best 91-yards last week, there is little urgency.
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Quarterback Christian Ponder was limited in practice this week and listed as questionable, but expect the rookie to start if at all possible. Adrian Peterson wants to play and is close, but with Toby Gerhart coming off a career-best 91-yards last week, there is little urgency.

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