Adrian Peterson greeted with cheers at camp arrival


Adrian Peterson arrived at Minnesota State University on Saturday for the start of Vikings training camp. It didn't take long to know Vikings fans remained in support of their star running back.

Peterson was greeted with chants of "AP" and "M-V-P" as he exited his car. With a contract extension done and an offseason of tension and uncertainty behind him, Peterson looked ahead with optimism.

"It felt good, it's a good feeling ... I'm focused on looking forward, but it's comforting, you know, definitely a good feeling to know that people do have your back," Peterson told reporters on Saturday. "It will take a while for this to get erased out of my memory."

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was finishing his time at the podium when Peterson parked his car and crossed the street to the dorm area.

"Here we go," Bridgewater said with a smile, before joining in the "AP" chant.

"I feel like both parties are pleased," Peterson said of his new deal. "I'm excited we were able to get things done and it just shows the support that these guys have been showing me, that they believe in me and I believe in them, as well. I'm looking forward this season, kicking things off and getting things back on track."

The Vikings and Steelers are the first two teams to report to training camp. The teams will face off in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 9.

Peterson -- who missed 15 games last season following a domestic violence incident involving his son -- took to Twitter on Friday night to unveil an ambitious new tattoo.

New ink, new season.

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