May 29, 2013; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs drills at organized team activities at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson won’t play much in the preseason


Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson once again has high goals for the upcoming season and the itch to get back in to game action will only get stronger throughout the preseason. According to Vikings head coach Leslie Fisher, the team plans to limit Peterson’s action leading up to the regular season.

“It’s not like we are not sure how he’s going to respond,” Frazier said.

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Adrian Peterson’s MVP surge in 2012 was preceded by a preseason in which he didn’t see game action as he worked back from a torn ACL in his left knee. The Vikings have certainly taken note that their star running back doesn’t need even a moderate preseason workload to be at his best when the games count. Leslie Frazier said Friday that Peterson would see some preseason game action next month but likely not much.

When you consider what Peterson was able to accomplish last season with limited work, it seems like this may just work out for the Vikings.

Peterson is also expected to have limited practice reps throughout training camp and the preseason, which means that his body and legs should be fresh entering the regular season as he looks to somehow improve on last year’s numbers.

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  • Mike Bridges

    How about no action in preseason and no one hits him below the waist in practice? It seems that everyday an important player to many teams, gets put on the PUP list? Make him wear street clothes to preseason games!