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.