Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has healed sufficiently from his groin surgery that he was able to participate in the Vikings’ minicamp this week.
Still, it’s three straight offseasons with surgery for Peterson and the Vikings have talked about cutting down on his carries in hopes of keeping Peterson healthier and fresher as the season moves into the final stages. One way they’ll be doing that is by using Peterson as a receiver more frequently in offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s offense, something Peterson said he’s looking forward to putting into motion.
“It’s all about winning,” Peterson said, via the Pioneer Press. “I’m trying to win a championship. If that’s taking less of a pounding, and being more productive in the passing game, I’m all in for it. Any way we can get that done, I’m all in for it.”
Wide receiver Greg Jennings said his head was spinning earlier this week as a result of the diverse options Turner is installing in hopes of creating a more productive attack in 2014 and the change in orders for Peterson signals a more balanced approach will be a big part of what Turner has planned.