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Adrian’s performances on the field have given fans so much excitement since he first joined us as a rookie,” Wilf said in a statement released by the team. “His talent and determination are remarkable and we are proud to have him be a part of the family for years to come.”

The Vikings open the season against the Chargers on Sunday in their first meeting since Peterson’s 296-yard game. There was some doubt about whether Peterson wanted to stay with the Vikings, who are coming off a disastrous 6-10 season and aren’t being labeled Super Bowl contenders this season.

But Peterson lauded the organization, particularly Mark and Zygi Wilf, who told both Peterson and Greenway early last season that he was going to keep them in Minnesota.

“He said ‘I want to make sure you guys are going to remain Vikings for your careers,’” Peterson said. “He stayed true to that today. He stayed true to his word.”

NOTES: The Vikings signed rookie tight end Allen Reisner to their active roster, elevating him from the practice squad, in time for Sunday’s game. That gives them four tight ends. Backup guard Seth Olsen was waived to make room. Both Reisner and Olsen played at Iowa. … Peterson has four of the top five single-game rushing performances in Vikings history, with 180, 192, 224 and 296 yards. Chuck Foreman rushed for 200 yards in a game in 1978.


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