| Vikings have "no idea" if AP will return -- Mon Nov 14 4:55 pm --|
On IR following meniscus surgery
|Mike Zimmer on if Adrian Peterson will play at any time this season: "I have no idea." (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: It may be about time for owners with deep benches to give up hope on Peterson, who is running out of time to give himself at contributing this season. Minnesota isn't giving him much reason to rush back either, as the Vikings' offensive line is getting outplayed on a weekly basis. Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata and Ronnie Hillman will mostly likely finish the season out in a three-headed committee.
| Jerick McKinnon sits Saturday -- Sat Oct 29 11:45 am --|
Asiata shaping up to be a RB2
|No Jerick McKinnon or Andrew Sendejo during start of today's practice. Wouldn't expect either to play. (Andrew Krammer on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Matt Asiata is shaping as a RB2 on Monday night against the Bears if McKinnon isn't able to play. The Vikings will release their injury report later today so we should get a better idea of McKinnon's status then.
| Jerick McKinnon sits Thursday -- Thu Oct 27 12:15 pm --|
|Not practicing during the brief portion of practice open to reporters were running back Jerick McKinnon, receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, safety Andrew Sendejo and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. Patterson was on the field, but not in pads. The other players werenít on the field.
Sendejo sprained an ankle early in the Eagles game and didnít return. Floyd hasnít played since having knee surgery after the season opener. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)|
FF Today's Take: This is Vikings first practice of the week as they play on Monday night against the Bears. McKinnon injured his ankle last week so this situation is worth monitoring. Matt Asiata could be in line for a bigger workload in Week 8.
| Vikings place Adrian Peterson on IR -- Fri Sep 23 3:00 pm --|
Earliest return would be Week 11
|The Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday.
Peterson underwent surgery Thursday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. Itís still possible Peterson returns this season as each NFL team is allowed to reinstate one player from injured reserve after eight weeks. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)|
FF Today's Take: The earliest Peterson could return would be Week 11 although it's likely he won't be back during the regular season. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will form a committee for the Vikes moving forward.
| Adrian Peterson to have surgery, out 3-4 months -- Wed Sep 21 11:45 am --|
|Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is planning to have surgery Thursday morning to repair his torn meniscus, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson.
Peterson, who was injured Sunday, told ESPN that he has a "bucket handle tear" of the meniscus, which typically has a recovery time of three to four months. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Opting for surgery will cost Peterson most of the season. Peterson owners can hang on to the veteran running back for a couple days as more news surfaces but at best he could return late in the season. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon will form a committee in Peterson's absence, with both being FLEX considerations from week to week.
| Adrian Peterson has torn meniscus -- Mon Sep 19 5:10 pm --|
HC Mike Zimmer declines to rule RB out for Week 3
|Mike Zimmer did not dismiss idea that Adrian Peterson could play this week with torn meniscus. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: AP has shown himself to have amazing recuperative powers, but the notion anytime soon after not being able to put any weight on his right leg Sunday night borders on ridiculous. The odds are strong Peterson misses at least a month if the tear is substantial enough. Jerick McKinnon would be expected to handle the bulk of the workload in such a scenario, while Matt Asiata steals an occasional series and assume goal-line duties.