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Vike’s Peterson Practices In Full

Viking running back Adrian Peterson was a full participant in practice Wednesday. Peterson has not experienced pain or soreness to his reconstructed left knee. He had 17 carries for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Vikings in their 26-23 overtime win over Jacksonville on Sunday. Peterson is expected to play this Sunday at Indianapolis but isn't expected to get the full workload.

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Vikings, Peterson Edge Jaguars 26-23 In Overtime

The Vikings nearly gave away a game that appeared to be theirs with just seconds left when Blaine Gabbert threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Cecil Shorts with :20 left. Viking quarterback Christian Ponder completed a pair of passes setting up kicker Blair Walsh for a 55-yard field goal. Walsh made the kick and made a 38-yard field goal in overtime that turned out to be the game-winner. Jacksonville got the ball once in overtime with the new overtime rule but were unable to score.

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Vike’s Peterson Closer to Playing

Viking running back Adrian Peterson appears closer to being able to play Sunday when the Vikings host Jacksonville in their season opener. Peterson has been listed as limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but declared himself ready to play. Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave says they are trying to determine the amount of touches Peterson will have if he plays. AM 1500-ESPN is reporting that Peterson will get 5-10 touches Sunday.

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Vikings’ Peterson Has No Practice Restrictions

Viking running back Adrian Peterson had all contact restrictions eliminated Wednesday and will no longer be protected in practice. Peterson is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee and was listed as limited in practice Wednesday. Peterson's status Sunday is still undetermined.

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Vikings Undecided On Peterson’s Status

Viking running back Adrian Peterson could return to the field Sunday against Jacksonville but no decision has been made yet. Viking head coach Leslie Frazier says if Peterson does play it will be with limited exposure. Frazier says a decision on Peterson could go all the way up to game-time. Peterson has been working his way back from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. Peterson sustained the injuries against Washington on December 24 of 2011.

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Vikings’ Peterson Faces Contact In Practice

Viking running back Adrian Peterson was allowed to have upper-body contact in practice in full pads Monday. It was the first contact Peterson was allowed to have since tearing his ACL and MCL in his left knee in December. The Vikings didn't allow for Peterson to be tackled to the ground but this is another sign of progress in his recovery.

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Peterson Is OK With Missing Preseason Games

Viking running back Adrian Peterson talked about missing the remaining 2 preseason games at practice Tuesday. He says he understands the reasons for it and knows he needs to be patient with his recovery. Viking head coach Leslie Frazier officially announced the decision Tuesday that Peterson will not play in the remaining 2 preseason games despite the progress he has made in his recovery.

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Vikings’ Peterson Won’t Play Final 2 Preseason Games

The Vikings will play their final 2 preseason games without running back Adrian Peterson according to multiple reports. Peterson is practicing with the team and was taken off the physically unable to perform list August 12. He is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. Peterson could still play in the Vikings regular season opener September 9 against Jacksonville.

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Vikings’ Peterson Practices In Full Pads

Viking running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice for the Vikings and for the first time this season in full pads. Peterson took only a few hand-offs but the defense was instructed not to hit him. Peterson was disappointed he wasn't allowed to be hit but is happy to be back practicing with the guys.

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Vikings Activate Peterson From PUP List

The Vikings activated running back Adrian Peterson from the physically unable to perform list Sunday. Peterson is coming back from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee and has been ahead of schedule in his rehab. Peterson was able to practice with the Vikings Sunday but cannot practice in pads until Tuesday because of the new collective bargaining agreement prohibits practicing in full pads for 2 days for players that have been activated from the PUP list.

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