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Report: Adrian Peterson to attend Vikings OTAs

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 04: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball and breaks a tackle by outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware #94 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 4, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Vikings 23-20. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has said on multiple recent occasions that the demands of training camp ultimately could bring about the end to his career. At least for 2016, he doesn’t have the same attitude about Organized Team Activities.

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Peterson will attend OTAs this week.

Obviously, non-contact offseason workouts are less strenuous than training-camp practices, and the overall schedule isn’t nearly as demanding as training camp.

“I think it’s just going away and being away from your family for a good period of time and it’s just the grind,” Peterson told PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio earlier this month. “It’s nothing like it was when I first came into the league, so I thank God for that. Just the mental grind, you know? Getting up early for the workouts and then the meetings. After the first practice you get a little short break to eat and a little time to rejuvenate then you’re right back in meetings and then you got another practice. You’re doing that every day. So after ten years of it I can sit here and say I’m getting kind of tired of it.”

For now, Peterson remains all in for training camp and, for at least 2016, OTAs. Which could give the Vikings a better chance to make good on Peterson’s belief that the Vikings can win it all in 2016.