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Vikings’ deep pre-camp preview: Running backs

Adrian Peterson is still the workhorse of the Vikings backfield and plans for it to be that way for years to come, but there are some interesting salary-cap and statistical numbers to consider when it comes to the team’s running backs. We look at the effectiveness of the players last year using metrics, their cap implications and more.

The players: Adrian Peterson, Matt Asiata, Jerick McKinnon, Joe Banyard, Dominique Williams; fullbacks Jerome Felton and Zach Line. Positional spending: No team spends more on their running backs than the Vikings. This year, they are slated to have a positional outlay of $19.7 million for the position, more than $2 million more than any other team, according to overthecap.com. In fact, 21 teams...

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