It doesn’t sound like the Vikings will have Adrian Peterson in the lineup this Sunday.
He’s listed as doubtful with a high ankle sprain, but coach Leslie Frazier sounded even more pessimistic on Friday afternoon. Frazier, per Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, said that Peterson, who didn’t practice on Friday, is “very, very doubtful” to be on the field against the Falcons. Toby Gerhart is expected to get most of the work in Peterson’s place.
The Vikins ruled out safety Husain Abdullah, cornerback Chris Cook and guard Anthony Herrera. Tight end Kyle Rudolph is listed as doubtful, while tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and wide receiver Percy Harvin were both listed as questionable after limited participation in Friday’s practice.