Zimmer: Adrian Peterson likely won’t play in the preseason

adrian petersonVikings head coach Mike Zimmer  said “I really don’t see the need” for Adrian Peterson to play this preseason when asked if he’ll play this week against the Chiefs.

The belief is that Peterson doesn’t need to play in a game before the regular season.

“We’re grabbing at the ball pretty good. We’re not tackling him or anything,” Zimmer said. “He’s doing a great job with the protections and the routes and obviously he runs really good. The only concern you have is he might not have been hit enough. But our guys are grabbing at the ball a lot. They’re punching at the ball as he’s running in there. I talked to him about those things.”


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