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Adrian Peterson misses a pair of practices

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The Vikings don’t plan to use running back Adrian Peterson much, if at all, during the preseason.  For the past two days, they haven’t used him at all during practice.

According to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Peterson has missed practice the last two days due to an undisclosed personal matter.  He is expected to travel to Kansas City with the Vikings for the team’s third preseason game of 2014.

Peterson hasn’t touched the football during the preseason since 2011, when he had 14 carries for 81 yards during the third preseason game, against the Cowboys.

This year, the Vikings have their first new offense since 2011.  It could take some time for Peterson to get comfortable in the attack, given the absence of preseason reps.

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29 Responses to “Adrian Peterson misses a pair of practices”
  1. theoriginalbvan says: Aug 21, 2014 8:32 PM

    SOFT!

  2. revelation123 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:35 PM

    His age has nothing to do with it. Adrian Peterson will be playing at a pro bowl level until he is 47. You can take that to the bank.

  3. sdsmooth says: Aug 21, 2014 8:36 PM

    Doesn’t matter. Last place with him. Last place without him. History doesn’t lie.

  4. cribbage12 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:39 PM

    OLD!

  5. pervyspankspackfans says: Aug 21, 2014 8:42 PM

    AD is always ready to play. Turners offense is humming right now without him. Can’t wait to see it with him. Top 5 scoring offense. Book it!

  6. youngs79 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:42 PM

    29 is old?

  7. bubbybrisket says: Aug 21, 2014 8:46 PM

    He can retire now and he’d be a first ballot HOFer…FACT!

  8. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made on your tears, and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Aug 21, 2014 8:49 PM

    He’s done.

  9. jdog5428 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:51 PM

    Every year, same stories. Give these proven vets the benefit of the doubt.

  10. codythao35 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:53 PM

    He’s 29 years young and bet $10,000,000 none of you clowns can catch him.

  11. ghand57 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:53 PM

    “Peterson has missed practice the last two days due to an undisclosed PERSONAL MATTER”

    Nothing to do with age/being ‘soft’. Guaranteed you guys calling him soft weigh 300lbs, and are sitting in your mom’s basement eating Doritos. Morons.

  12. codythao35 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:54 PM

    He’ll show you clowns what he’s made of comes regular season. He’s what the Packer trolls will ever dream of. Best running back in NFL history home boy!!!

  13. jermainewiggins says: Aug 21, 2014 8:59 PM

    The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made on your tears, and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it’s lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says:

    He’s done

    William Gay still doesn’t think so

  14. ponderthis12 says: Aug 21, 2014 9:04 PM

    I’m so sick of packer fans trolling on every article on this site. Ap is as soft as the 49ers. You know who they are. The team that beats you like a drum every season and sometimes twice a season! Hey you make the playoffs but always lose. Your soft team let a qb run almost 200yards on you in national televised game. So keep trolling as your window is closing and our dynasty is just beginning Skol vikings

  15. seatownballers says: Aug 21, 2014 9:18 PM

    No ring for Peterson till he goes to Seattle

  16. veence69 says: Aug 21, 2014 9:27 PM

    Yeah, doubt this man.. then remain conspicuously silent when he puts 180 yards and 3 TD’s on your squad.

    Please.

  17. pushn50 says: Aug 21, 2014 9:31 PM

    AP is clearly tired of wasting his time with a perennial loser! It’s a shame he never escaped that dump to play on a real NFL team. Yet another first ballot HOFer going in without a ring. What a waste of a career!

  18. dlk47823 says: Aug 21, 2014 9:35 PM

    Steelers anything but mighty tonight. Got some work to do.

  19. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 21, 2014 9:47 PM

    No preseason carries since 2011? Let’s see, what did he do in 2012? Oh yeah, 2,097 yards rushing. He did get off to a slow start, though.

    And in 2013 his first carry of the regular season went 78 yards.

    Meanwhile, LeSean McCoy is having his thumb X-rayed. I guess I’m okay with holding him out until Week 1.

  20. aljack88 says: Aug 21, 2014 10:17 PM

    “..The Steelers are Marching..”

    toking better describes what’s happening in Pitt

  21. GenXJay says: Aug 21, 2014 10:17 PM

    Legaratte & Bell are closer to being “done.” take that to the bank

  22. vikes89allday says: Aug 21, 2014 11:08 PM

    He probably wont play

  23. evangelcomes says: Aug 21, 2014 11:27 PM

    Pratice, practice…You want to talk about practice???…(in my Iverson voice)…lol

  24. teal379 says: Aug 22, 2014 8:08 AM

    Guy has the best job in the NFL. He only goes to work 16 times a year if he’s completely healthy.

    No pre-season games.
    No post-season games (obviously).

    Pretty gravy gig.

  25. nowillrepeat says: Aug 22, 2014 9:49 AM

    12 men in the huddle

  26. reesesteel23 says: Aug 22, 2014 11:04 AM

    Bounty on grey haired 40 yr old Qb. Weak sauce.

  27. sonofad says: Aug 22, 2014 3:26 PM

    Peterson hasn’t been able to answer the final bell in 2 of the last 3 years. Does anyone really think he’ll make it through this year?

  28. danhill1981 says: Aug 23, 2014 2:08 PM

    I think its funny how people can call AP “soft”
    He is one of the best conditioned athletes in the NFL and takes better care of his body than anyone!!
    I cant wait to see what he does in this new offense!!

  29. pftcoachmen says: Aug 26, 2014 6:02 PM

    “Hey, there’s nothing wrong with calling him soft.”

    Says the person wth the video game controller in hand.

    AP will crush dickersons record this year. The vikings are running the same explosive offense Cleveland ran last year. With Patterson as Gordon, Rudolph as Cameron. And Ap will be the difference.

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