Viking running back Adrian Peterson talked about missing the remaining 2 preseason games at practice Tuesday.  He says he understands the reasons for it and knows he needs to be patient with his recovery.  Viking head coach Leslie Frazier officially announced the decision Tuesday that Peterson will not play in the remaining 2 preseason games despite the progress he has made in his recovery.

Frazier says Peterson has not suffered a setback in his recovery and the goal is still for him to play in the regular season opener against Jacksonville on September 9.  Peterson is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee.  The Vikings host San Diego at 7pm Friday night, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 5:00.  The Vikings will play at Houston in their final preseason game on August 30 at 6pm, pregame on WJON at 5:00.