Frazier: Peterson 'questionable' for Broncos game

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says Adrian Peterson is "questionable" for Sunday's game against Denver. Peterson is nursing a high ankle sprain. He sat out last week's loss to Atlanta.
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Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says Adrian Peterson is "questionable" for Sunday's game against Denver. Peterson is nursing a high ankle sprain. He sat out last week's loss to Atlanta.

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