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Sunday slant: Believe it, A.D.'s staying put

Bud Grant & Adrian Peterson (Adam Bettcher/Getty)

Rick Spielman stating the obvious about Adrian Peterson's status drew headlines after the star running back had his third surgery in as many years. But there is no doubt Peterson is here to stay for at least 2014.

Since he was drafted in 2007, Adrian Peterson has been the face of the franchise. The only time that was even remotely threatened was when Brett Favre blew into town in 2009. The two of them combined to lead the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game that season, and then combined to throw away and fumble away their chances (along with some questionable hits by the New Orleans Saints that led to... Recommended Stories