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Preseason Notebook: Rookie running backs and receivers

Updated: August 15, 2007, 5:35 PM ET
By Scott Engel | ESPN.com
Here's a look at how some of the top rookie running backs and wide receivers are performing so far.

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Adrian Peterson, Vikings: He overcame a hip pointer to play in the preseason opener against the Rams and rushed for 33 yards on 11 carries. Peterson is due for a healthy workload even while splitting time with Chester Taylor. He's also going to get a lot of defensive attention, so don't expect statistical consistency. He's shaping up to be a quality pick late in the fourth round of 10- and 12-team leagues.

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