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“When you’re talking about the quarterback position, which affects your entire franchise, this is not a decision you make alone,” Frazier said.

Running back Adrian Peterson was missing from practice because of a personal matter. Frazier said he expected him back on Thursday. The coach declined to specify whether his absence was related to the situation in South Dakota regarding his 2-year-old son, who died last week by alleged abuse. A man is in custody in South Dakota.

Safety Harrison Smith was also not present for the beginning of practice reporters were allowed to watch. With the game on Monday this week, the Vikings aren’t required to produce an injury report until Thursday. Smith suffered a turf toe injury to his left foot on Sunday. Frazier said he’d provide an update on Thursday.

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