Toby Gerhart rushed six times for 18 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Chargers.
He was held without a catch. Hardly an inspiring night for a player ticketed for a big early-season role as the Vikings ease in Adrian Peterson (knee). If Gerhart doesn't suit up for Minnesota's exhibition finale, he'll finish the preseason with 17 carries for 79 yards and one catch for 19 yards. Gerhart should be the Vikings' primary back in Week 1, but how touches are divvied up after that could be wholly dependent on AP's health.