Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson to make preseason debut vs San Francisco 49ers next week


The NFL preseason is a time often when we see the game’s best player held out of action and kept on the sideline to prevent any unnecessary bumps, bruises or even serious  injuries. Running backs are typically the ones who get this treatment the most, as we’ve seen with the Houston Texans’ Arian Foster.

Former NFL rushing champ LaDainian Tomlinson was routinely given the preseason off, but the current rushing champ, Adrian Peterson will not be taking the same approach this year, as he’s expected to make his preseason debut for the Minnesota Vikings this week against the San Francisco 49ers.

Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier says his plan is to get Peterson some game-action after sitting him during the first two preseason games:



Peterson missed all of the preseason last year while working his way back from torn ligaments in his left knee. He rebounded from that injury to run 348 times for 2,097 yards (6.0 per carry) and 12 rushing touchdowns, and now believes he’s poised to break the single-season rushing record. 




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