Found August 21, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
As Vikings coach Leslie Frazier warned 10 days ago when Adrian Peterson returned to practice, it would be a mistake to assume the All-Pro runner was "back." While Peterson has said he's ready to carry the offense, the Vikings will not test his readiness in the preseason. Frazier and the Vikings will hold Peterson out of the final two preseason games but not ruling out Peterson for the Sept. 9 opener against Jacksonville. "I want to caution you," Frazier said Aug. 12, the day Peterson returned to practice for the first time since reconstructive knee surgery in January. "I know there are a lot of fans who are very optimistic and excited about seeing him back. But for us, it's just part of the process. It doesn't mean a whole lot other than he's done a great job in his rehab up to this point off to the side with our strength coaches, (head athletic trainer) Eric Sugarman and his staff and our medical staff." Peterson was taken off the...

Report: Peterson won't play in preseason

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Running back Adrian Peterson and Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier have both expressed interest in getting the recovering Peterson action in the preseason.It turns out Peterson's first game action might come in the regular season, according to a report from's Judd Zulgad. Zulgad reported from an NFL source that Minnesota plans to...

Peterson's status in doubt for Friday's game

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson is ready to go for the Minnesota Vikings. Coach Leslie Frazier isn't so sure he's ready to let Peterson in a game. Following his first week of practice since coming back from major knee surgery, Peterson's status for Friday's third preseason game is in doubt. Peterson, coming back from surgery Dec. 31 to repair two torn ligaments...

Vikings' Peterson might play on Friday

Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson might play in Friday's preseason game against San Diego. At least Vikings coach Leslie Frazier did not rule out the possibility. "We'll probably just see how he does with some of the stuff that we'll give him and probably make a determination by Tuesday or Wednesday if we want to do any more," Frazier said...

Peterson tells Vikes their no-preseason plan is OK

The Minnesota Vikings have a better idea about how to prepare Adrian Peterson and his surgically repaired left knee for the season. Their plan is to simply load him up with a variety of work in practice over the next two weeks, rather than put him in an exhibition game for a couple of carries. Coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday his change of mind about Peterson's preseason...

Camp Comments: If you touch Adrian Peterson “you’re cut” from the team

This is probably the face that Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was making when some dumb cop thought he could take him down by jumping on his back. While some of us are still trying to get over the fact that super star Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is back in action already, Peterson is taking reps. But those reps are not as dangerous as they normally would be. Apparently...

Report: Vikings' Peterson won't play Friday

Despite hints by Vikings coach Leslie Frazier that running back Adrian Peterson might play in Friday's preseason game against San Diego, reported Monday that Peterson will not play in that game. Peterson, who had surgery to repair a torn anterior-cruciate ligament on Dec. 30, came off the physically unable to perform list on Aug. 12 and has had a week of practice....

Adrian Peterson won’t play this preseason

AP According to Dan Wiederer of the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings don’t plan on playing running back Adrian Peterson at all this preseason. “Adrian Peterson’s hopes of seeing at least some action in a preseason game have been dashed. The Vikings have decided to take the safe route with their star running back, opting to hold him out of their final two preseason contests...

QUICK SPIN: Preseason Action Ruled Out for Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson will not play in the preseason. Adam Schefter reported on ESPN that the Vikings believe AP is will be ready for week 1 but do not want to risk playing him in the preseason. There have been no set backs and from all indications AP is ahead of schedule and on track for week 1.

Vikings: Peterson won't play in the preseason

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Adrian Peterson won’t play in the preseason, but he hasn’t suffered a setback. They just want more time in his recovery.

Vikings' secondary ready to battle in NFC North

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Coach Leslie Frazier was in the middle of answering questions about the improved versatility and depth the Minnesota Vikings hope for this season when he was asked a question about what it was like to go up against the elite passing attacks in the NFC North last season. Minnesota's secondary was decimated by injuries and overall poor play in ranking 28th...

Injury worries for Vick, Peterson

It's not even the third week of preseason, but Philly fans and fantasy owners are cringing over every Michael Vick snap in the same vein as Ted and Mark Wahlberg during thunderstorms. Yes, the stimulating-but-susceptible superstar has been battered in his first two appearances in August, bringing even more uncertainty to his already questionable status. But have you seen the...

Two key defensive starters still out for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier knows the key to an improved defense will be the health of the team's starters. With just over two weeks remaining in the preseason, expected starters Letroy Guion and Chris Cook are still out of practice. The two are expected to be key contributors as Frazier hopes for more versatility and depth on defense this season...

CB Robinson seizing opportunities

Third-round pick Josh Robinson hasn’t had much time to show his skills in a game, but his initial performance showed a lot of promise. He’ll get an even better opportunity Friday. Robinson, Leslie Frazier and Alan Williams all talked about what they’ve seen.
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