Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 7/1/12

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 6: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs past Calais Campbell #93 of the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Adrian Peterson is doing extremely well in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in December and while he may begin Training Camp on the PUP, he is now expected to be ready to go for week 1. However, according to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, it is “a given” that the Vikings will limit Peterson’s early season workload and goes as far as to say that backup Toby Gerhart will carry the load early on. Gerhart is certainly a capable back. He was a 2nd round pick in 2010 and he rushed for 431 yards and 1 touchdown on 85 carries in 5 starts last season. The Vikings would be smart to ease Peterson back into action, especially since they’re probably not going anywhere this year regardless. They still owe Peterson a lot of money over the next few years and, when healthy, he’s one of the most dynamic playmakers in the game. The last thing this troubled franchise needs is something to happen to him to effect him into 2013 and beyond. Stay away from Peterson in the first 2 rounds of fa...
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