Peterson -- of course -- says he's ready to play

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Adrian Peterson hasn't wavered in his mindset all summer. He says he's ready to play for Minnesota in the season opener.

The star running back, recovering from a surgically repaired left knee, said Thursday he has a "gut feeling" about whether the Vikings will let him suit up on Sunday for the game against Jacksonville. But Peterson didn't specify whether he's expecting to play or not.

Coach Leslie Frazier has said Peterson's participation won't be determined until right before the game. Frazier has pushed a cautious approach, insisting this week that if Peterson does play against the Jaguars his workload will be limited.

Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said the team has determined an appropriate number of carries for Peterson in the opener if he suits up.

AP-WF-09-06-12 1726GMT


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