Coach Leslie Frazier confirmed that the Vikings envision limiting Adrian Peterson's early-season workload.
"He's so valuable to our organization that we have to be smart. We'll tread lightly as far as Week 1 and how much he'll contribute on the field," said Frazier. "Even when we get to training camp, he's going to be chomping at the bit but we'll have to be smart." We're tentatively expecting Peterson to get the ceremonial opening-day start, even if he works in as a change of pace to Toby Gerhart for the first quarter of the season.