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.