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Adrian Peterson Says Sitting Would Be 'Hard Pill To Swallow'

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson continues to hint that he would prefer to play in the team's Week 1 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he is ultimately saying the right things and leaving some room for the Vikings to sit him if it is deemed necessary. Dan Wiederer and Mark Craig of the Star Tribune have the latest quotes from Peterson regarding his status for Sunday:

"Sometimes you might not agree," Peterson said. "But ultimately [you're OK] when you know someone, when you know their intention and you know their heart, and you know they're doing what's best for you."

Just a little more than eight months since having surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee, Peterson has put himself in position to play in the opening week and said "it will be a hard pill to swallow" if he's told he can't.

The Vikings host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Sept. 9 in their 2012 NFL regular season opener.

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