One of Vikings' RB Adrian Peterson's primary focuses remains on increasing his weight. He expressed a desire last winter to gain 7 to 12 pounds this offseason but said Wednesday after the Vikings' second day of Organized Team Activities that he weighs about 216 or 217 pounds. He finished last season at 217 and still wants to get to 225 to help him withstand the wear and tear of the season. Peterson has been consulting with Vikings strength and conditioning coach Tom Kanavy on a plan to get bigger in his thighs and upper body without adding fat. One thing that doesn't worry Peterson is the possibility he could slow himself down. "(That is) not a concern at all. I hear it a lot, but my mind-set and how I view things is totally different from a lot of people," he said. "I've come to understand that and recognize that. I feel I can do anything I put my mind to."
AP even bigger and stronger?
Filed Under: 2010, Preseason