Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities believes it's "a given" that the Vikings will limit Adrian Peterson's (ACL, MCL, meniscus surgery) early-season workload if he's available for Week 1.
Peterson's outlook does look good for Opening Day -- provided no training-camp setbacks -- but the Vikings' top beat writer believes Toby Gerhart is "in line to carry the load out of the gate." It sounds like Peterson's role could grow on a weekly basis if he shows his explosion and cutting ability are all the way back. There's also a chance that Peterson takes a while to rediscover his old burst. We're anxious to see him on the field in preseason games.