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."
Author:
Updated:
Original:

[preserve][/preserve]

Next Up

police lights

Suspects, possibly armed, flee after gunshots and car crash in Bemidji

Police say they may be armed, and are asking the public for tips.

Kevin Fiala, Jordan Greenway

Wild blanked by Blues; playoff fate is in Colorado's hands

It comes down to the final day of the regular season.

Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 10.04.32 PM

Number of suicides in Minnesota decreased in 2020

While the number dropped, 723 people still died by suicide last year.

Vikings fans, U.S. Bank Stadium

Ranking the most difficult games in the Vikings' 2021 schedule

The Vikings have some interesting matchups on their 17-game slate.

Spencer Silver

Chemist who co-invented Post-it Notes dies at home in St. Paul

He developed an adhesive that could stick to paper – repeatedly – without damaging the paper.

Danielle Hunter

Here is the official 2021 Minnesota Vikings schedule

How does an early January game at Lambeau Field sound?

Blake Bortles

Amid Aaron Rodgers drama, Packers reportedly sign Blake Bortles

The former No. 3 overall pick is headed to Green Bay.

You Houa Thao

Missing St. Paul man found dead in wooded area

The 73-year-old was reported missing May 8.

YouTube - Jim Klobuchar

Jim Klobuchar, celebrated Minnesota columnist, dies at 93

He died Wednesday after a battle with Alzheimer's.

Related

Peterson OK with being held out of preseason

Adrian Peterson is OK with Leslie Frazier's decision to hold him out of the final two preseason games, but he's still excited to get tackled or run someone over. Peterson, who's been trying to be patient, says his goal of playing in the season opener against the Jaguars hasn't changed.

Frazier 'optimistic' Peterson will play

Head coach Leslie Frazier is "optimistic" that Adrian Peterson will play Sunday when the Vikings host the 10-3 New Orleans Saints. Peterson has missed the last three-and-a-half games with a high ankle sprain.

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.

Adrian Peterson says he's 'ready to get hit'

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he’s “ready to get hit.” But AP is still on the sidelines, rehabbing his left knee. He won’t play Friday night in the first pre-season game in San Francisco, but head coach Leslie Frazier says Peterson is still on track to play in the season opener.

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.

Video: Frazier on Peterson, Thursday's QB lineup

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says so far, so good for Adrian Peterson, who started taking hits in practice yesterday. Frazier also outlined the quarterback lineup for Thursday's final preseason game against Houston in a news conference from Winter Park.