Adrian Peterson won't play in preseason opener

Adrian Peterson returned to practice for the Vikings on Wednesday, but don’t expect to see the star running back in a game on TV next week.

Peterson said Wednesday that he’s “obviously not playing in the first preseason game,” but left open the possibility that he’d see the field in later weeks in the preseason.

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There’s some thought that with Peterson and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, there could be some benefit to getting the pair on the same page before the season starts, which apparently didn’t happen last year. Still, there’s injury risk ineherent in NFL football, and the Vikings clearly want to limit Peterson’s exposure and chance of injury in a meaningless preseason game, the story went on to say.

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