Adrian Peterson will be in uniform for Friday night's preseason game between the Minnesota VIkings and San Diego Chargers. Unfortunately for the paying customers, however, No. 28 will remain on the sidelines once the Vikings' penultimate preseason game begins.
Peterson will take part in pre-game warmups, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, but the plan hasn't changed regarding the Vikings' decision to keep him on the sidelines for the final two preseason games of the year.
In addition to reporting on Peterson's expected attire for Friday night, Mortensen also reports that he's expected to take some contact next week.
Peterson will experience contact in practice next wk. No setbacks, he'll go week 1 but Toby Gerhart will get fair share of carries this yr.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 23, 2012
That should alleviate some concern from those worried that Peterson needed live carries in the preseason, but we're going to assume his teammates might be a bit nicer than those paid by other teams to tackle running backs.
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