Frazier: Adrian Peterson not ready to run yet

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says Adrian Peterson is on schedule in his recovery from blowing out his left knee -- but he's still not ready to run on dry land.
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Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says Adrian Peterson is on schedule in his recovery from blowing out his left knee -- but he's still not ready to run on dry land.

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