Peterson hasn't even been hit yet, but HC Leslie Frazier isn't ruling out the possibility his star halfback will make his return to game action in Friday's exhibition against San Diego. "We're going to give him a little bit more each day, see how he responds and continue to determine what's the next step," Frazier said on Sunday. "Just go day to day. We have some ideas of how we want to approach it, but a lot of it depends on how he feels with some of the things we're going to give him this week." Reported by 1500ESPN.com
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According to 1500ESPN.com's Tom Pelissero, Peterson, who returned to the active roster one week ago and practiced in pads on Tuesday and Wednesday, will do more this week. Of course, the team's defense was under strict "no-contact" orders when it came to Peterson. The star tailback said he expected to meet with coaches on Monday to discuss the plan for the week but said he "wouldn't mind" getting hit. "To be honest with you, it really wouldn't matter either way," Peterson said. "I feel like I'll be ready to roll." The Vikings and Peterson would like him to get some work in the preseason, but signs point to them waiting for the finale at Houston on Aug. 30, eight months to the day after he had surgery. The regular-season opener is 10 days later, on Sept. 9 against Jacksonville at the Metrodome. Asked when a determination will be made on whether Peterson plays this week, Frazier said, "We'll probably just see how he does with some of the stuff that we'll give him and probably make a determination by Tuesday or Wednesday if we want to do any more."