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Peterson's absence from minicamp irks Vikings' Childress

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By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Adrian Peterson Day took priority over Minnesota Vikings minicamp.

Peterson was absent from Friday's mandatory practice because of an event in his honor in his hometown, and coach Brad Childress is unhappy about it.

"I just know that there's a bunch of guys here," Childress said. "This has the term mandatory for a reason. The work's here."

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