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Adrian Peterson doesn’t know if he will play in preseason


CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 10: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the New Orleans Saints watches from the sidelines during the second half of a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Saints 20-14. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Adrian Peterson

Jason Miller

Saints running back Adrian Peterson said last week he was “itching a little more” to play in the preseason this year. Apparently, he has scratched the itch, and it has gone away.

Peterson said Thursday doesn’t know whether he will play in the preseason.

“I’ll talk with coach when that time comes,” Peterson said, via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “And if they say, ‘Hey, we’re rolling,’ we’re rolling. If not, it is what it is.”

The odds are the Saints won’t risk it, even if Peterson’s itch returns.

Peterson, 32, has not played in the preseason since 2013, and even then, he played only two snaps. His last significant preseason game action came in 2011 when he played three games and had 21 carries.