NFL Rumors: Adrian Peterson returning mid-December if Vikings are in playoff race

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Adrian Peterson (photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Mike Morbeck)

The Minnesota Vikings could welcome back star running back Adrian Peterson as early as mid-December, according to the latest NFL rumors. Multiple reports claim that his comeback this regular season is likely for the Vikings squad by Week 15 or Week 16.

With the inconsistencies of the Vikings at this point of the regular season getting Peterson back on the field will help them as they battle for a postseason slot.

Adrian Peterson back to practice soon for Vikings

According to an ESPN report, Peterson is making “solid progress” and is targeting to resume running in practice as part of his rehab. Peterson is coming off a meniscus surgery last September.

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The Vikings are currently at 6-4 and still in the running for the playoffs. They are tied with the Detroit Lions for the top spot in the NFC North. The Vikings meet the Lions on Thanksgiving Day in a crucial division matchup.

Detroit beats Minnesota, 22-16 during their recent four-game losing streak. They won over the Arizona Cardinals, 30-24 last week to snap the skid.

No Adrian Peterson if Vikings are out of the playoffs race

There are NFL rumors that Peterson won’t attempt a comeback this season if the Vikings are already out of the playoff race. This is only smart for the team since Peterson has been already 31 years old and coming off a major surgery.

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After the Lions’ matchup on Thanksgiving, Minnesota will face league-leading Dallas Cowboys next. They finish the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.


Photo Courtesy: Mike Morbeck/Wikimedia Commons

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