Xavier Cleared, Adrian Speaks
Cleared of concussion tests, Rhodes practices with Vikings
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes has passed his post-concussion tests and resumed practice with the team, following a scary collision on the field last week.
Rhodes was a full participant in practice Wednesday, three days after smacking into safety Andrew Sendejo while they both tried to make a tackle in the game against San Diego. Rhodes is expected to be OK when the Vikings play Sunday at Denver.
Sendejo, however, has a knee injury and did not practice Wednesday. He was replaced by Robert Blanton after getting hurt in the game. Wide receivers Charles Johnson (rib) and Jarius Wright (hand) were also held out of practice, along with defensive end Justin Trattou (foot).
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson as bombastic as ever
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Adrian Peterson says he's still the NFL's best running back at age 30 and could have played in the pros at 18 had league rules allowed.
In a conference call with Denver media Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings running back said he believes he could have gone straight from high school to the NFL instead of spending three years at the University of Oklahoma.
He said LSU running back Leonard Fournette must be good because everyone seems to be comparing the two.
And he had a hard time naming a better running back in the NFL today although after some thought he did say, "Peyton Manning's got some nice moves."
Peterson's Vikings (2-1) visit Manning's Broncos (3-0) this weekend.