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Adrian Peterson won’t play in preseason

Minnesota Vikings v Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 18: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 18, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner doesn’t see any signs that running back Adrian Peterson is slowing down with age, but we’ll have to wait until the regular season to find out for sure.

At one point this offseason, Peterson said that he thought he might break from recent years and play in a preseason game. Coach Mike Zimmer said this month that he’d discuss it with Peterson and that the decision would ultimately be up to the running back.

Peterson didn’t play in the first two games and with the fourth game usually reserved for players further down the roster, it would likely be this Sunday or not at all. Peterson revealed his answer on Thursday.

“I just really thought about it and didn’t feel like it was the best thing in my interest, knowing that I can be ready for the first week against Tennessee, like I’ve done a thousand times in the past,” Peterson said, via the Pioneer Press. “That’s pretty much what it came down to.”

The Vikings will be in Tennessee on September 11 and they’ll play their first regular season game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium against the Packers the next week.