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Emmitt Smith

Fresh Peterson still has big goals on radar upon return

The wait between rushes for Adrian Peterson will reach 372 days when the Minnesota Vikings start their season at San Francisco. For a player whose aggressive style with the ball was already labeled as angry, well, that first carry could really cause him to combust. "Three or four seconds before the snap when I'm going to get the carry, I'm going to tell myself, 'OK, just be patient.' Because I know how I can be, and I know that if I hit that thing full speed, I don't think it's going to work out as well because you have to give those guys up front time to work," said Peterson, whose return from NFL exile will formally end on Monday night when he...