Adrian Peterson Will Take Hits in Practice Says Frazier

The Vikings haven’t decided whether Adrian Peterson will play Sunday against the Jaguars, but it’s now clear they will give him every opportunity to prove he is ready this week during practice, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.

Appearing Wednesday morning on 1500 ESPN, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he has given defenders the green light to hit Peterson without restrictions during practice this afternoon. Peterson has been practicing for three weeks since the Vikings activated him from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, but defenders were first told not to hit him at all and later to avoid contact below the waist.

Coaches and medical officials will monitor Peterson’s progress for the next two days and hope to have a decision made by Friday or Saturday, although they might not announce it until Sunday.

“We’re going to give him quite a bit today in practice and see how he responds,” Frazier said “It’s important that we continue to watch him do certain things so we can feel confident, and he can feel confident, about lining up and playing in a ball game. … We’re going to throw some things at him and see how he responds.”

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