Frazier: Peterson will sit out preseason

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed today that Adrian Peterson won't play the final two exhibition games against San Diego and Houston. While there are no setbacks in Peterson's recovery from knee surgery, Frazier says this is "the right thing to do."
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