Vikings rule RB Adrian Peterson out vs. Falcons
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been ruled
out of Sunday’s game because of a sprained left ankle.
The Vikings announced Saturday that Peterson had been downgraded
on the injury report from doubtful to out and would not travel with
the team to Atlanta to play the Falcons. This will be only the
fourth game in Peterson’s five-year NFL career that he will
Toby Gerhart will be the featured runner in Peterson’s
The Vikings also waived wide receiver Stephen Burton Saturday
and signed tight end Allen Reisner from the practice squad with
their top two tight ends hurting. Kyle Rudolph is doubtful because
of a bruised quadriceps, and Visanthe Shiancoe is questionable due
to a strained hamstring.