Adrian Peterson Beats Percy Harvin In Uphill Race

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The Minnesota Vikings have decided to hold wide receiver Percy Harvin out of OTA's while he rehabs his shoulder. He joins running back Adrian Peterson (knee) on the sidelines.

So what do the two competitors decide to do? Race. Uphill. Twice.

Prior to racing Harvin, Peterson had already blown past a few other teammates. Harvin couldn't believe it.

 

"Two weeks ago he beat a couple guys in a race." Harvin said. "When I got here yesterday, I told them guys they should be embarrassed."

Then Harvin lined up next to Peterson and the embarrassment continued. Peterson, just six months removed from major knee surgery, beat Harvin. 

A rematch? Same result.

 

"He's amazing. I told him the other day I don't think he's human," Harvin said.

[Bang it here to see Peterson racing Harvin and working out his knee]

The one guy that Peterson hasn't been able to beat is newly acquired wide receiver Jerome Simpson. 

 

“Jerome was running a dig, which is 20-yard in-route and the cushion was unbelievable because everyone’s afraid he’s going to run right by them he’s so fast,” Ponder told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

While Simpson may be fast, he's got a lot to work on to become an effective NFL wide receiver. The first of which is learning the Vikings' playbook. Often times in Cincinnati, Simpson would run the wrong routes and lost the confidence of not only the quarterback, but the entire organization. Hence his presence in Minnesota. 

Nevertheless, it's all positive news coming out of the Minnesota franchise so far this offseason, which is to be expected at this point.

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Cedric Hopkins runs this sports law/fantasy football blog. If you have issues with it, it's all his fault. Cedric was an athlete-student at the University of New Mexico (Basketball - Go Lobos!). He then morphed into a student-athlete when he attended law school in San Diego. Age replaced athleticism and now he writes appellate briefs for criminals (alleged criminals, of course) in state and federal cases, including writing U.S. Supreme Court briefs.

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Cedric Hopkins runs this sports law/fantasy football blog. If you have issues with it, it's all his fault. Cedric was an athlete-student at the University of New Mexico (Basketball - Go Lobos!). He then morphed into a student-athlete when he attended law school in San Diego. Age replaced athleticism and now he writes appellate briefs for criminals (alleged criminals, of course) in state and federal cases, including writing U.S. Supreme Court briefs.

For years Cedric has researched and written about legal issues but maintained a love for sports. With FieldandCourt.com, he's combining his two passions: researching and writing about sports. When he's not in court arguing a case before a judge (or writing about himself in the third person), he'll be doing the same with his articles on FieldandCourt.com. Follow me, er, him on Twitter (opens in a new window).