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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson runs with the ball during training camp recently. The Vikings have expressed a desire to give Peterson some preseason carries to give his mind, his body and his surgically repaired left knee more confidence for the games that count starting in September. But now they’re backing off, not wanting to expose Peterson to a freak hit in a meaningless exhibition that could negate all the progress he’s made. Jerry Holt | Star Tribune

Peterson tells Vikings their no-preseason plan is OK

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EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have a better idea about how to finish preparing Adrian Peterson and his surgically repaired left knee for the season.

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The plan, simply, is more practice.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday his change of mind about handing the ball to his recovering star running back in a preseason game.

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