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Peterson likely a 'game-time decision' for season opener against Jaguars

Adrian Peterson will likely be a "game-time decision" week one against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier wants to "take him through some things" this week before he'll know if Peterson will be ready to play.
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Adrian Peterson will likely be a "game-time decision" week one against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier wants to "take him through some things" this week before he'll know if Peterson will be ready to play.

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