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“Multiple teams have told me that they can’t get a deal done with A.J. and some of the teams have referred to A.J. as ‘The Lord of No Rings,’” Schwartz said. “That’s how they characterized him.”

That means the Vikings (0-2) will have to go ahead with the guys they have in preparation for the Detroit Lions. Star running back Adrian Peterson, for one, thinks his teammates can get the job done.

“I feel like we have a lot of talent in our locker room,” Peterson said. “Some guys can step up and make some plays. Our offense, we got that.”


AP Sports Writer Bernie Wilson in San Diego contributed to this story.