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Vike’s Peterson Closer to Playing

Viking running back Adrian Peterson appears closer to being able to play Sunday when the Vikings host Jacksonville in their season opener. Peterson has been listed as limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but declared himself ready to play. Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave says they are trying to determine the amount of touches Peterson will have if he plays. AM 1500-ESPN is reporting that Peterson will get 5-10 touches Sunday.

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Vikings’ Peterson Has No Practice Restrictions

Viking running back Adrian Peterson had all contact restrictions eliminated Wednesday and will no longer be protected in practice. Peterson is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee and was listed as limited in practice Wednesday. Peterson's status Sunday is still undetermined.

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Cowboys-Giants on AM 1390-the Fan Tonight

The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants open the NFL season tonight at 7:30, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 7:00. The Cowboys 8-8 in 2011 while the Giants finished the regular season 9-7 but went on to beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

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Vikings Undecided On Peterson’s Status

Viking running back Adrian Peterson could return to the field Sunday against Jacksonville but no decision has been made yet. Viking head coach Leslie Frazier says if Peterson does play it will be with limited exposure. Frazier says a decision on Peterson could go all the way up to game-time. Peterson has been working his way back from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. Peterson sustained the injuries against Washington on December 24 of 2011.

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Vikings Make Roster Cuts Including Rosenfels

The Vikings cut their roster from 75 to 53 Friday night. Among the cuts are quarterback Sage Rosenfels, receiver Emanuel Arceneaux, cornerback Chris Carr, offensive lineman Chris DeGeare, and running back Jordan Todman. The Vikings elected to keep McLeod Bethel-Thompson to be third quarterback and Joe Webb will be the backup to Christian Ponder.

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Texans Edge Vikings In Final Preseason Game

The Vikings lost their final preseason game 28-24 at Houston Thursday night. Some players made strong cases to make the Viking final roster including receiver Jarius Wright and running back Jordan Todman. Wright led the Vikings with 6 catches for 122 yards and a touchdown. Todman carried the ball 10 times for 114 yards including a 76-yard touchdown run. Devin Aromoshodu is also on the bubble to make the team. He had 5 catches for 89 yards.

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Vikings Close Preseason at Houston Tonight

The Vikings close the preseason schedule tonight when they play at Houston against the Texans at 6pm, pregame on WJON at 5:00. The Vikings will sit many of their starters including quarterback Christian Ponder. Joe Webb will get the start at quarterback followed by Sage Rosenfels and McLeod Bethel-Thompson. The Vikings will also get a long look at receivers Manny Arceneaux, Devin Aromashodu, Stephen Burton, and Jarius Wright.

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Vikings’ Peterson Faces Contact In Practice

Viking running back Adrian Peterson was allowed to have upper-body contact in practice in full pads Monday. It was the first contact Peterson was allowed to have since tearing his ACL and MCL in his left knee in December. The Vikings didn't allow for Peterson to be tackled to the ground but this is another sign of progress in his recovery.

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Vikings Welcome Carlson Back To Practice

The Vikings have welcomed tight end John Carlson back to practice Sunday after missing 3 preseason games and numerous practices with a knee sprain. Carlson is a Litchfield native that was considered the highest profile free agent signing the Vikings had in the offseason. Carlson is expected to backup starter Kyle Rudolph. Carlson is expected to play at Houston in their final preseason game Thursday night at 6pm, pregame on WJON at 5:00.

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Chargers Edge Vikings 12-10

The Vikings lost 12-10 in their 3rd preseason game to the San Diego Chargers Friday night. The Chargers sat 18 players including starting quarterback Philip Rivers and top tight end Antonio Gates. San Diego made 4 field goals including Nick Novak's 45-yard game-winner as time expired to win the game.

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