EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are willing to wait until game time to determine whether running back Adrian Peterson plays in the season opener against Jacksonville.
Coach Leslie Frazier said after Friday’s practice there is no reason to decide before the active list must be declared 90 minutes ahead of kickoff on Sunday. This was a back track from Thursday, when Frazier said the Vikings would figure out Peterson’s status on Friday night or Saturday morning.
Peterson was listed as questionable to play the Jaguars on the injury report. He’s recovering from reconstructive surgery to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee. He’s had no setbacks during his rehabilitation, and all signs have pointed to his participation. But his workload will be limited.