If the Minnesota Vikings wanted to get RB Adrian Peterson some reps during the preseason, it would likely be Friday's game at home against the San Diego Chargers.
Typically the third preseason game is used as the final tune-up for the starters, and the Vikings have tentative plans to let their starters play the entire first half and the first series of the second half. If they play Peterson in that game, he would be getting work with the player he would playing with in the regular season.
But there are no guarantees of when Peterson will play, and the coaches haven't made a decision.
"We're going to give him a little bit more each day, see how he responds and continue to determine what's the next step," Frazier said. "Just go day to day. We have some ideas of how we want to approach it, but a lot of it depends on how he feels with some of the things we're going to give him this week."
Peterson, of course, is ready to go, and he was seen at Sunday's practice going through reps with the first-team offense. But Frazier is going to play it cautiously with Peterson and take it day to day.
"We'll probably just see how he does with some of the stuff that we'll give him and probably make a determination by Tuesday or Wednesday if we want to do any more,” Frazier said.