If Mortensen’s report is correct then the Vikings have softened their stance on Peterson.
With fresh legs, Peterson would move rookie running back Jerick McKinnon to the role of a change-of-pace back. With a plea deal looming there is no way to interpret which way this one will go. It also remains to be seen how much a 29-year-old Peterson could help anyone after being out since Week 1.
In 2013 he appeared in 14 games totaling 1266 yards and 10 touchdowns producing a 4.5 average per carry.