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Adrian Peterson will play this week

Updated: August 18, 2013, 8:27 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson has been cleared for takeoff.

The reigning NFL MVP will make his preseason debut against the San Francisco 49ers this week, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said on Sunday. Peterson sat out the first two games against Houston and Buffalo and hasn't played in an exhibition game since 2011. The Vikings held the star running back out of all four games in the preseason last year while he worked his way back from reconstructive surgery on his left ...

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