But, as we theorized, he would likely have to answer most of those questions this weekend at the Vikings minicamp … or will he?
Peterson may not be at any of the three days of the team's minicamp. He will be in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, Saturday as part of the Fourth Annual Adrian Peterson Day. Peterson was at Winter Park earlier this week, but has yet to take the field for any of the Vikings' full-fledged OTA practices. While almost all of the other players have been involved in the OTAs in some form, Peterson opted to work out on his own in Houston.
There is a chance Peterson will be fined if he misses all or part of the mandatory minicamp, but it is believed that the team was aware of the date for the day honoring him in Palestine.
Peterson is one of three players expected to miss the weekend camp. Brett Favre is still recovering from surgery and Ray Edwards has yet to sign his restricted free-agent tender, which precludes him from taking part in team activities until he signs. NFL teams are under no obligation to let the media know who will or won't take part in minicamp practices.
The first minicamp practice is set for late afternoon Friday, with two practices set for Saturday and one on Sunday. It is unclear whether Peterson will attempt to practice either Friday or Sunday and fly to his hometown for the Saturday event, but, as it stands now, it seems that answers to the questions about Peterson's fumbling issues will remain unanswered for now.
John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.
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