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Saints News, 9/15/14: Adrian Peterson Expected To Play vs. Saints This Week

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The Vikings released a statement from owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf saying the All-Pro running back would fully participate in practices and meetings this week and is expected to play Sunday against the Saints. He was deactivated and not present last week after being indicted on child abuse charges in Texas stemming from what he claimed was disciplining his 4-year-old son with a switch.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Saints are arguably the cleanest team in the league right abot now. They&#39;re 0-2. Coincidence?</p>&mdash; Roger&#39;s Own Petard (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/511609993330950145">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vikings?src=hash">#Vikings</a>&#39; insulting solution to the Adrian Peterson mess: let him play, let everything else figure itself out. <a href="http://t.co/VGGWNz9wtj">http://t.co/VGGWNz9wtj</a></p>&mdash; Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) <a href="https://twitter.com/Eric_Edholm/status/511606632988426240">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Film Don&#39;t Lie: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> biggest disappointment so far has been not playing smart enough &#39;situational football&#39; <a href="http://t.co/6hSRRhrl9x">http://t.co/6hSRRhrl9x</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/511606690429423616">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Why are due process rights only reserved for the privileged &amp; for those at the top of the roster?</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/status/511604887776681984">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bears CB Charles Tillman has a torn triceps. Done for year and quite possibly career. Great player.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/511601181853237248">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>While everybody else puttin in work during practice and learning the playbook, this is apparently what he doin... <a href="http://t.co/9Yc6v4Kj3W">pic.twitter.com/9Yc6v4Kj3W</a></p>&mdash; Benny Hoffman (@bennywhodat15) <a href="https://twitter.com/bennywhodat15/status/511581363771019264">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Vikings&#39; position regarding Adrian Peterson suggests that not much has been learned in the last week, after all <a href="http://t.co/f63DwQNM9s">http://t.co/f63DwQNM9s</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/511600776121425920">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Deuce&#39;s reaction to the Saints&#39; season so far: <a href="http://t.co/vILcZrZnhU">pic.twitter.com/vILcZrZnhU</a></p>&mdash; saintseester (@saintseester) <a href="https://twitter.com/saintseester/status/511567128491614208">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="http://t.co/TFagJi6px3">pic.twitter.com/TFagJi6px3</a></p>&mdash; Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdrianPeterson/status/511586600346599424">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton: ‘Good to know now’ Adrian Peterson expected to play vs. <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> Sunday <a href="http://t.co/NJTFfO4285">http://t.co/NJTFfO4285</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLTV">@WWLTV</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports">@wwltvsports</a></p>&mdash; Lyons Yellin (@LyonsYellin) <a href="https://twitter.com/LyonsYellin/status/511590290155528192">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Video: Reaction to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> RB Mark Ingram&#39;s hand injury: <a href="http://t.co/T9tH0HOvOn">http://t.co/T9tH0HOvOn</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/511587297230618624">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton&#39;s Monday press conference (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/Fs8AP2hEGH">http://t.co/Fs8AP2hEGH</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MINvsNO?src=hash">#MINvsNO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/dYUiWr4WHX">pic.twitter.com/dYUiWr4WHX</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/511581685964480512">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The Browns' win against the New Orleans Saints has national writers around the NFL writing positive things about Cleveland.

New Orleans Saints' Marques Colston receives no targets in 41 snaps in loss to Cleveland | NOLA.com
Rookie wideout Brandin Cooks saw by far the most snaps for a Saints receiver in Sunday's loss in Cleveland

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Take a look at this week's betting lines

Sean Payton mum on Mark Ingram's reported hand injury | NOLA.com
Ingram could be out a month with an injured hand, according to a report.

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Saints 3-11 in games when Brees has interception returned for TD

New Orleans Saints' passing game vs. the Cleveland Browns: Graphic | NOLA.com
A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 26-24 loss to the Browns Sunday in Cleveland

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NFL News

Vikings Say Adrian Peterson Will Practice This Week, Play On Sunday
The Minnesota Vikings just released a statement regarding Adrian Peterson's status with the team. After being deactivated for the team's Week 2 game following his indictment on child injury charges, Peterson will be back practicing with the team this week and in line to play on Sunday.

Adrian Peterson: I am not a child abuser | ProFootballTalk
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to return to the lineup in Week Three after missing Sunday's loss to the Patriots after being indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child in Houston last week.

Full text of Adrian Peterson’s statement about indictment in Texas | ProFootballTalk
My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor it. I very much want the public to hear from me but I understand that it is not appropriate to talk about the facts in detail at this time.

Vikings GM calls Peterson case "disturbing" but defends playing him | ProFootballTalk
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman says he's alarmed by the case against running back Adrian Peterson, but he stands by the team's decision to allow Peterson to continue playing.

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton: "Excited for our first home game"
Sean Payton speaks with reporters on Monday, September 15, 2014. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Sean Payton and Drew Brees review Browns game
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees react to the team's loss against the Cleveland Browns and starting the season off 0-2.

VIDEO: Jairus Byrd: "We're in this together"
Jairus Byrd speaks with reporters after the New Orleans Saints' game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (Video property of New Orleans Saints)

VIDEO: Mark Ingram: "Mistakes hurt us today"
Mark Ingram speaks with reporters after the New Orleans Saints' game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (Video property of New Orleans Saints)

VIDEO: Junior Galette: "I have faith in our group"
Junior Galette speaks with reporters after the New Orleans Saints' game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 14, 2014. (Video provided by WVUE FOX-8)

VIDEO: Adrian Peterson expected to play vs Saints
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will participate in practices and meetings this week, and he is expected to play this Sunday vs. the New Orleans Saints.

VIDEO: Corey White: "We have to make more plays"
Corey White speaks with reporters on Monday, September 15, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Terron Armstead: "We have to focus on this week"
Terron Armstead speaks with reporters on Monday, September 15, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Robert Meachem: "We're better than this"
Robert Meachem speaks with reporters on Monday, September 15, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)