By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Mankato, MN -Whether or not it truly matters for his regular season success, the preseason status of Adrian Peterson has been one of this year's recurring topics at Training Camp in Mankato. With two more days before the team's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, Coach Zimmer again fielded questions about Peterson's involvement.
Asked if Peterson will be part of the Vikings' plans Saturday night against the Cardinals, Zimmer simply said "No."
Missing Saturday night will effectively put Peterson outside of the window to play in front of the home crowd in Minnesota. With two games remaining after this weekend, and only one where Peterson might play, it's continuing to look more and more like Adrian Peterson will not play at all this preseason for the Vikings.
Is that the right choice?
History would tell us that Peterson doesn't need the preseason reps to get ready for the regular season. After all, he did run for 2,097 yards in 2012 after taking ZERO snaps in the preseason. Other years also saw Peterson with little to no carries in the preseason and all but one of Adrian's seasons have gone for more than 1,000 yards.
But then there's the argument that would claim that Peterson needs to get on the field within the new offensive scheme to familiarize himself with some of the nuances that Norv Turner is employing in the Vikings playbook.
What do you think, does Adrian Peterson need to play in the preseason to better ready himself for week one?