The word has been passed down via Tom Pelissero: Adrian Peterson has officially been downgraded from doubtful to out for Sunday’s game. In case you’re hazy on NFL injury report lingo, out means out. Unless you’re talking about Brett Favre, in which case out means probable.
So that ends the suspense about Adrian’s status, if in fact there was any suspense. Toby Gerhart will get the start against Ray Edwards and the Falcons. I assume we’ll see plenty of Percy Harvin lining up in the backfield too. Lorenzo Booker may even get a few touches before the day is out.