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On the same night the Minnesota Vikings created a market for the No. 3 overall draft pick -- which they eventually traded to the Cleveland Browns for fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round picks -- and drafted offensive tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith, the team revealed positive news about a player who should impact its season more than any rookie. Vikings coach Leslie Fraizer said Thursday, via The Star Tribune, that running back Adrian Peterson ran wind sprints inside the team's field house earlier this week while being observed by head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman. Adrian looked out and saw the guys doing wind sprints and he says, Ya know, I dont think theyre running hard enough, " Fraizer said. "And Eric allowed him to go out and run with them. And he passed them four different times. He finished first four different times. I remember Joe Webb saying, I cant believe it. I just cant believe it. It's another encouraging sign that Peterson could be back to his old form this season, despite suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 15 of the 2011 season. Peterson has indicated that his goal is to be ready to play in the Vikings' season opener -- Sept. 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Frazier said the next step in Peterson's rehab is for him to get to the point when he can cut. Source: NFL.com
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Good news for Vikes fans, as their all-world tailback looks to be on the road to recovery after he was able to beat a few of his teammates in a round of winds sprints.
Matt Kalil to Minnesota Vikings: Key to Future Fortress
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King was arrested and charged with third-degree assault on Saturday and is currently in an Anoka County jail.
King was charged with third-degree assault resulting in substantial bodily harm, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office website. No bail amount was listed.
No other details of the arrest were available...
Authorities say Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting another man.
The Anoka County sheriff's office says King was arrested Saturday.
Authorities say King assaulted a 22-year-old man, causing skull and facial fractures and cuts that required more than 50 stitches to close. The man is hospitalized in serious condition.
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Caleb King is fighting his way out of the NFL:
Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King was arrested and jailed in Anoka County overnight Friday.
According to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, King is charged with 3rd Degree Assault - Substantial Bodily Harm.
Bail information was not available.
A Vikings team spokesman says Leslie Frazier or Rick Spielman will address...
Minnesota Vikings practice squad RB Caleb King has been accused of beating the living s**t out of a guy for comparing him to Eddie Murphy at a birthday party. I’ve got to give it to King. He doesn’t look like Eddie Murphy at all. If I were Caleb King, I probably would have beat the s**t out of the guy too.
But I’m an asshole.
According to a tweet posted by Paul Blume:
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Men lie, women lie, but numbers don’t.