Frazier holds off decision to start Peterson until game day

Vikings fans won't know until Sunday whether star running back Adrian Peterson will make the start against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the team's season opener at the Metrodome. Coach Leslie Frazier says he won't make the decision until game day about Peterson, and if he does play, it will be limited. Peterson missed the entire preseason mending his torn left ACL.
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Vikings fans won't know until Sunday whether star running back Adrian Peterson will make the start against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the team's season opener at the Metrodome. Coach Leslie Frazier says he won't make the decision until game day about Peterson, and if he does play, it will be limited. Peterson missed the entire preseason mending his torn left ACL.

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