The video in the tweet above shows how the eight-time Pro Bowler expertly can slow down a receiver within the rules of the game.
But Peterson also has the ability to high point the football and secure the pick, which he did 28 times in the regular season with Arizona and once last season with Minnesota.
Peterson added an interception during red zone drills and two more pass breakups during an impressive return to action. It followed Head Coach Kevin O’Connell issuing preplanned vet days to Peterson, Harrison Smith and Jesse Davis.
The Vikings practiced in full pads Wednesday (Smith rejoined the first-team defense, and Davis was back at right guard with the first unit). Players will have an off day Thursday before returning for a full-pads session Friday.
Receiver Blake Proehl and linebacker Ryan Connelly remain on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. Proehl and Connelly worked out on a side field with running back Kene Nwangwu and cornerback Kris Boyd.
Late in practice Blake Brandel stepped in at left tackle for Christian Darrisaw, and Vederian Lowe moved up from the third team to Brandel’s spot with the second team.
Here are three observations from Wednesday’s session presented by Minnesota Eye Consultants, the Proud LASIK Partner of the Minnesota Vikings: