MINNEAPOLIS, MN (The Spread) - Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said on Wednesday that he doesn't expect running back Adrian Peterson to play in the 2015 preseason.
“I probably don’t see that, no,’’ Zimmer told the Pioneer Press on Wednesday. “We’re talking in June, so you can’t hold me to it, but he’s carried the ball a lot (in his eight-year career) and he’s going to continue to carry the ball a lot. He’ll get plenty of looks and reps in practice.’’
Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner used to rest LaDainian Tomlinson for the entire preseason when he was the head coach for the Chargers, so clearly Peterson's playcaller doesn't need to see the star running back in exhibition play.
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