Adrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
6 days ago

Peterson did not play in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle. However, head coach Mike Zimmer left the door open for Peterson to play in the next preseason game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson hasn't had a carry in a preseason game since 2011, so it's still unlikely he'll get any work before the regular season begins as the Vikings like to play it safe with the focus of their offense. Peterson was bothered by a sore hamstring early in camp, but he's been fully practicing and it doesn't sound like an issue for the regular season.

Adrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
2 weeks ago

Peterson (hamstring) will not play in Friday's preseason opener against the Bengals, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson arrived at training camp nursing a lingering hamstring pull, and was held out for most of the first week of camp as a result. He's been practicing of late, but there's no need for the Vikings to rush him back into game action prematurely. Minnesota may ultimately opt to keep Peterson on the sideline until the team's regular-season schedule kicks off on Sep. 11 against Tennessee.

Adrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
3 weeks ago

Peterson (hamstring) practiced for the third straight day Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson entered training camp with a lingering hamstring pull and was held out most of the first week. However, he's back in action and there's even been talk of him playing in a preseason game. He looks fine for start of the regular season, but it's worth monitoring the health of the 31-year old.

Adrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
3 weeks ago

Coach Mike Zimmer indicated that Peterson (hamstring) will practice Wednesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moreover, Zimmer said that the Vikings have talked about Peterson playing in the preseason. Whether that transpires or not remains to be seen, but the running back's anticipated return to practice confirms the minor nature of his hamstring issue.

Adrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
4 weeks ago

Peterson (hamstring) was a non-participant in Sunday's padded practice, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson entered training camp with a lingering hamstring pull, forcing the Vikings to sideline the standout running back for the time being. Expect the Vikings to follow a cautious approach with no meaningful games on the horizon.

Adrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
4 weeks ago

Peterson is dealing with a pulled hamstring at the start of training camp, Ben Goessling of EPSN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In a workout in advance of reporting to Mankato, Minn. on Thursday, Peterson sustained the injury, but head coach Mike Zimmer didn't appear concerned about the running back during Saturday's media availability. While his practice participation will likely be capped in the near term, the 31-year-old should be back to his usual self before the Vikings' first preseason game at Cincinnati on Aug. 12.

Adrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
4 weeks ago

Peterson did not fully participate in training camp Friday due to an undisclosed injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He tweaked himself a little bit in the offseason. He's going to be fine," said head coach Mike Zimmer. "He did the conditioning test today. We're just being careful with him."

EDGE Analysis

Peterson was able to run light sprints and participated in a walk-through of a play on offense, so the injury doesn't sound serious. Still, monitor his progress early in training ccamp.

Adrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
7 months ago

Peterson rushed for 45 yards on 23 carries and added 13 receiving yards on two catches in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He lost a fumble during the game.

EDGE Analysis

Stymied for much of the game, Peterson lost a critical fumble in the fourth quarter that set Seattle up to take the lead. Later, on Minnesota's second-to-last drive of the game, it was Jerick McKinnon, not Peterson, on the field trying to help lead the comeback. Fumbles come with the territory for Peterson, who led the league in the unfortunate stat this year and has fumbled at least thrice in six of his eight full seasons. What doesn't normally come with the territory is a lack of production, and that's what Peterson began to show toward the end of the season. In five of his last six games of the year, including Sunday, Peterson was held to 3.5 yards per carry or less - the lone exception being a matchup against the hapless Giants defense. Peterson still managed to score three touchdowns during those games, but given that he'll be 31 next season, Peterson may be showing signs of fatigue that could result in a less dominant share of carries in 2016.

Adrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
7 months ago

Peterson (back) is active for Sunday's wild-card contest versus the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson will brush off a lower back injury with the Vikings' season on the line, but his least productive outing occurred in a Week 13 beatdown versus the Seahawks, who contained the 2015 rushing champion to eight carries for 18 yards and four receptions for six yards. A throwback performance will be required to upend the back-to-back NFC champions.

Adrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
8 months ago

Peterson (back) is considered probable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson was a full participant in Friday's practice, his first appearance during a week in which he's treated a back injury. Despite that ailment, Peterson is expected to be ready to roll for Sunday's playoff tilt against the Seahawks.