Running back Adrian Petersonís left knee continues to be the focus of attention in Minnesota.
Peterson has cleared every test the Vikings have put before him without setbacks, Wednesdayís return to unlimited contact was the latest, and thatís left him feeling pretty confident about his fitness for action on Sunday against the Jaguars.
ďIím ready to play,Ē Peterson said, via Tom Pelissero of ESPN1500.com. ďIf thatís 10 snaps, five, 25, 30, Iím ready to roll. Thatís my mindset and how Iím feeling about it. So, Iím just going to keep my mindset pointed in that direction.Ē
Peterson acknowledges that the decision isnít his to make alone, although it sounds like heís convincing some of the guys who will be making the call. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said he has ďnot too much doubtĒ that Peterson will be ready to play against Jacksonville and that the team already has a set number of plays in mind for the tailback.
It seems that the Vikings have learned everything about Peterson that they are going to learn without putting him into a game. Itís feeling more and more like theyíll get some idea about that come Sunday.