No more silly talk from Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson has changed his tune when it comes to the NFL lockout and the labor battle that remains ongoing.

The Minnesota Vikings running back created a stir during the spring when he called the NFL’s treatment of players “modern-day slavery,” a curious description that drew sharp criticism from many corners.

Maybe the extra time off has helped Peterson calm down because he took a much more measured approach when he was asked Wednesday night by TMZ if there would be lingering hard feelings from the situation.

Not at all, it’s business as usual," Peterson said, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "You never get what you want, but you can get close to it. So I’m sure that’s what it’s going to end up being.”

Peterson, who is looking for a new contract from the Vikings, said he believes an agreement will come in the next week and a half to two weeks.

“The owners want football,” he said.

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