MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have Adrian Peterson on their active roster for the season opener against Jacksonville.
Just as Peterson pushed for all summer, the 27-year-old star running back was on the list of 46 players suited up on Sunday to face the Jaguars. Peterson is a little more than eight months removed from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
The Vikings waited until before the game to officially clear Peterson for action, but they’ve long said his workload will be limited at the start of the season.
Inactive for the Vikings were all backups, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, wide receiver Jarius Wright, cornerback A.J. Jefferson, safety Andrew Sendejo, linebackers Marvin Mitchell and Audie Cole and offensive lineman Mark Asper.