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Minnesota Vikings Rumors: controversial RB Adrian Peterson decides not to play preseason, no more Dallas Cowboys?

The controversial and probably the best running back in the NFL Adrian Peterson is not expected to play in the preseason games this coming August. Preseason ticket holders and fans alike should take away the desire to see the running back carrying football until the regular season.

Mike Zimmer told St Paul Pioneer Press on Wednesday about Peterson’s chances of playing preseason snaps, “”I probably don’t see that, no,”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.”

While other players need preseason games to sharpen their football skills, Peterson is a different athlete. Peterson is used of not taking a preseason snap since 2011 and it has not affected his regular season numbers. Peterson played only a game last season and there’s a tendency that he becomes rusty. However, the Vikings are not concerned about Peterson’s not playing in the preseason games.

“It’s the same as before, nothing new,” Peterson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I don’t think (he’ll be pushing to play). They’ve seen enough of me. I’ll be ready to play.

“I feel good,” he said. “I feel like we’re kind of working my way up to what (offensive coordinator) Norv Turner wants to accomplish. To be able to go out there and with everything that he has presented, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel like I’ve missed a beat. I’m still catching up with everything but ultimately I felt good.”

“He’s looked good,” Zimmer said. “He’s done a good job of really everything, carrying the football, a good job of protection, a good job of catching the football. He seems to be enjoying himself. … It’s nice to see when we see him run the ball, get the ball in his hands and accelerate and the cuts he’s made, he’s looked exceptional.”

The speculation of Peterson to be traded is already a thing of the past. The star running back is playing for the Vikings despite of his intention to have a guaranteed contract. Truly, he loves to play elsewhere, especially with the Dallas Cowboys, but the Vikings will not trade him.

Peterson got big numbers in 2012 by running 2,097 yards, 12 touchdowns and only three fumbles. In 2013, he played 14 games for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns with three fumbles. Peterson is needed for the Vikings to win more games.

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