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As Turner modernizes offense, Peterson wants to add pass-catching

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner made clear this week that while the NFL as a whole may have devalued running backs, he won’t take Adrian Peterson for granted.

The next question, then, is whether Peterson can adapt to fit an offense that has traditionally asked backs to catch passes.

Turner has worked with a collection of talented running backs, and he suggested that some observers in Minnesota may have become numb to Peterson’s abilities. Turner described Peterson as “explosive a player as I’ve been around, as fast of a…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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