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Greg Jennings sits with ankle injury, Adrian Peterson doing everything at OTAs


At this time last year, the Vikings were uncertain about whether or not running back Adrian Peterson would be ready for the start of the regular season because of surgery to repair a torn ACL.

Peterson wound up answering the bell in Week One and ran off to one of the best seasons by a runner in the history of the league. Peterson had surgery again this offseason, but the repair of a sports hernia left no such questions about his availability.

Peterson was able to participate in every drill during Wednesday’s OTA practice and called the rehab from this year’s surgery a “cakewalk” compared to last year’s knee injury. He said he’s spent extra time building up his abdominal muscles this offseason and felt good carrying the ball during the workout.

“I’m pretty much 100 percent,” Peterson said, via Tom Pelissero of “Me knowing my body, I would like to be a little stronger in some areas. But I’m feeling great.”

Wide receiver Greg Jennings wasn’t in quite as good condition Wednesday. Jennings sat out the team’s session with an ankle injury that coach Leslie Frazier said was “nothing serious.” Given the price they paid to add Jennings to the team and his problems with lingering injuries last season, it’s no surprise that the Vikings would take things as easily as possible with a player vital to their offensive plans in 2013.

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28 Responses to “Greg Jennings sits with ankle injury, Adrian Peterson doing everything at OTAs”
  1. jhein23 says: May 29, 2013 3:59 PM

    Greg Jennings = Mr. Glass

  2. logicalvoicesays says: May 29, 2013 4:03 PM

    The HGH is pumping thru Cheaterson. #AlfredMorrisBestRBinNFL

  3. unbiasfan says: May 29, 2013 4:10 PM

    Super Bowl or bust

  4. mdev1987 says: May 29, 2013 4:11 PM

    Jennings hurt already? Lol

  5. zoellner25 says: May 29, 2013 4:13 PM

    Queens fans, get used to Jennings sitting out with injuries. He gets a lot of them. Good luck with that contract.

  6. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 29, 2013 4:16 PM

    I told you so…

  7. pleezor says: May 29, 2013 4:21 PM

    It’s nothing. He’ll be fine.

  8. icecubeusedtobeangry says: May 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    Ah yes, using hash tags on sites other than Twitter. You sir, are awesome!

  9. RUAHORNH8R says: May 29, 2013 4:27 PM

    I love the skins fan,
    Blasting AP for HGH…if there is one dude in this league that works harder than him, show me!

  10. squared80 says: May 29, 2013 4:27 PM

    An injured Greg Jennings is still better than any WR they had last year.

  11. whatjusthapped says: May 29, 2013 4:30 PM

    If Jennings suits up for more than 8 games this year, I’ll be surprised. If the Vikings win more than 8 games this year, I’ll be shocked. If Ponder throws for more than 8 TD’s or less than 8 Int’s, its will a miracle not seen in Minnesota since the days of Herb Brooks.

  12. theytukrjobs says: May 29, 2013 4:32 PM

    Jennings sits out one optional practice with an ankle injury. Coach says it is nothing serious.

    Morons blabber about how “they told you so” referring to Jennings missing games with injuries.

    Welcome to PFT for those of you newcomers.

  13. unbiasfan says: May 29, 2013 4:32 PM

    It’s only OTA’s stop making his little injury something big when it isn’t..he’s going to be tearing up the packers during the Regular Season so don’t you worry little packer trolls

  14. ad296 says: May 29, 2013 4:33 PM

    This is where the trolls come out from under the bridge and over react. Hopefully ya’ll come back later this week when hes practicing and see your foot in your mouth.

  15. emoney826 says: May 29, 2013 4:39 PM

    Come on, fellow packer fans. There’s no reason to hate on this guy. Remember, its a business and he just happened to choose Minnesota. Besides the past two years, primarily last year, Jennings was pretty reliable for us. It was our teams choice not to resign him. No reason to look bitter. This isn’t a Favre situation again. The packers ans Jennings have both moved on. Its time for fans to do the same.

  16. taintedsaints2009 says: May 29, 2013 4:41 PM

    I warned them about dumping all that money onto one player. It’s not worth it. You can find production at WR in the draft. That is…if you have a qb. I guarantee you, Rodgers or manning could take a bunch of undrafted rookies and make them each worth $10 million a year.

    It’s all about the quarterback, people!

  17. expertop says: May 29, 2013 4:42 PM


  18. deltaoracle says: May 29, 2013 4:46 PM

    Unconfirmed reports indicated Jennings was injured when hit on the ankle by a Christian Ponder pass on a crossing route. Other reports dispute this, saying Ponder cannot throw that hard. In any event Viking coaches expressed satisfaction that Jennings was showing Cordarrelle Patterson the right way to sit on the bench and watch.

  19. johnnyb216 says: May 29, 2013 5:02 PM

    Wow, that was quicker than I thought…

  20. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 29, 2013 5:18 PM

    Brilliant commentary here, but I can’t focus on it because I’m trying to imagine how Adrian Peterson could build up his abs any more.

  21. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 29, 2013 5:20 PM

    I’m looking forward to seeing the offense this year. Ponder should take a step up to average, Jennings will be his reliable receiver, and I expect CP84 to be a gamebreaker right away.

  22. tangysizzl says: May 29, 2013 7:13 PM

    Don’t take the bait people.

  23. cusoman says: May 29, 2013 7:59 PM

    Oh yeah, I’m real worried – we have the best Athletic Trainer in the game on the Vikings staff.

    Jennings will only get healthier being away from the injury-prone Packer organization.

  24. bobnelsonjr says: May 29, 2013 10:52 PM

    That is too bad about Jennings. Now he will get treatment from the same medical staff that treated Kory Stringer.

  25. lnfinite says: May 30, 2013 1:49 AM

    Packer fans are worried with good reason..

  26. filthymcnasty1 says: May 30, 2013 9:04 AM

    I wouldn’t read too much into this ankle injury and Jennings. They need to protect older players from practice injuries if they hope to get him through the season.

  27. Frazier28/7 says: May 30, 2013 11:56 AM

    He looks good in purple though.

  28. purple28mvp says: May 30, 2013 2:35 PM

    bobnelsonjr says: May 29, 2013 10:52 PM

    That is too bad about Jennings. Now he will get treatment from the same medical staff that treated Kory Stringer

    Stay Classy Packer trolls

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