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Notes: First look at Adrian Peterson in a Lions jersey

Yeah, it’s real.

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The Detroit Lions took the practice field for the first time this week, which means it’s the first time ever running back Adrian Peterson has sported the Honolulu Blue and silver. It’s odd even to type those words, but it’s even more disorienting seeing it.

The Lions social media team, however, bombarded Twitter and Instagram of the All Pro running back carrying the ball at Allen Park for the first time. Before you look, please prepare yourself and maybe throw some tarp over your monitor so that when your brain explodes, you can clean it up easier.

Alright, here we go:


Lions Coordinator of Football Communications Greg Maiola took things a step further, pointing out that at one point during Wednesday’s practice, a 5,000-yard passer was handing the ball off to a 2,000-yard runner.

Someone pass me a paper bag to breathe into, please. This isn’t real life.

Oh, and remember Kerryon Johnson worrying about fanboying by asking for a picture with Peterson? Well, he got it:

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