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The Vikings have deactivated Peterson for Sunday's game against the Patriots, the team's official site reports.

The announcement was made Friday following a statement previously released by the team that the Vikings "are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Peterson."

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Peterson has been indicted by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, ESPN reports. Minnesota is deciding whether Peterson will play this weekend, Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com reports.

Peterson was listed as a full participant in Friday's practice after missing Thursday's practice for a day of rest.

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Peterson (non-injury) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

Peterson may have merely received a day of rest, but his status for Week 2 against the Patriots isn't really in question. Expect Friday's injury report to clarify his availability heading into the weekend.

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Peterson had 21 carries for 75 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 18 receiving yards Sunday against the Rams.

A decent performance for Peterson, who watched wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson rush three times for 102 yards and a touchdown. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner is clearly doing all he can to get Patterson with the ball in space, which could open up the inside for Peterson to keep banging away. Backup running back Matt Asiata finished with two carries for 10 yards, as Peterson continues to dominate the overall touches out of the backfield.

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Peterson is unlikely to play Saturday at Kansas City or in Minnesota's final preseason game, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. 'I really don't see the need," said head coach Mike Zimmer.

The Vikings are playing it safe and just holding him out of game as a healthy scratch. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon will get more carries in the preseason as his primary backups as a result.

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Peterson won't play in Saturday's game against the Cardinals, ESPN.com reports.

The Vikings are simply playing it safe with Peterson, with an eye toward keeping him healthy for Week 1 in mind. While Peterson could possibly see the field briefly in the team's third preseason contest, it's equally plausible that he'll sit that game out too. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon are currently listed behind him on the Vikings' posted depth chart, but once the games count, Peterson remains in line to see the bulk of the team's rushing duties.

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The Vikings may hold Adrian Peterson out for the preseason.

AD is 100 percent healthy, but coach Mike Zimmer realizes how little there is to gain by slamming Peterson between the tackles in exhibition games. Regardless of his preseason status, Peterson is a top-three overall player in fantasy leagues.

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Vikings OC Norv Turner is reportedly "intent" on using Adrian Peterson differently this season.

Turner has a history of giving his No. 1 back massive workloads, especially when he's had studs like Emmitt Smith and LaDainian Tomlinson. That's nothing new for Peterson, but what will be new is an expanded role in the passing game. Turner has repeatedly stated his desire to get Peterson in space by converting some of his carries into receptions. We've projected him for 47 receptions this season, which would be a new career high.

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Vikings OC Norv Turner plans to get Adrian Peterson involved in the passing game.

Peterson has averaged a paltry 5.6 yards a reception over the last two seasons being used primarily as a check-down option. Turner will use Peterson more creatively this season, getting him in space and allowing him to make plays. Peterson should be one of the first players off the board this draft season.

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Adrian Peterson plans to play through at least 2016.

Now 29, however, Peterson is aware of his football mortality. "You couldn't have told me that at least two or three of those guys wouldn't still be here," Peterson said of the Vikings moving on from players like Percy Harvin and Jared Allen. "It just goes to show how the business is. Ultimately, the organization is going to do what they feel is best for their team." Peterson is signed through 2017, but could be cut without a salary-cap hit next offseason. Peterson is making $11.75 million this season.