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Notebook: Competitive juices flowing

Adrian Peterson (Tom Olmscheid/AP)

Adrian Peterson is becoming well-known for his competitive drive, and that was apparent when talking about his desire to play hard in preseason games. Meanwhile, Percy Harvin was talking about Wednesday's talent show and other topics. It's all inside in this notebook.

Don't put Adrian Peterson among the players who enjoy sitting on the sidelines yucking it up during an NFL preseason game. Peterson is all competitor, all the time. Peterson has an itch and it's unlikely that his head coach, Brad Childress, will allow it to be scratched for too long. The itch is Peterson's desire to play extended minutes in the preseason opener. "I'm itching, just ask Coach...

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