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Adrian Peterson held out of Saints' practice

New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson has 77 rushing yards through three games this season. Chuck Cook / USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson missed practice on Thursday, one day after reportedly tweaking his knee.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday's practice injury for the 32-year-old Peterson, who is adjusting to playing in a reduced role for the Saints (1-2) this season.

Peterson rushed nine times for 33 yards in New Orleans' 34-13 romp over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player with Minnesota has rushed for 77 yards total and just 3.3 yards per carry this season.

Should Peterson sit out the Saints' game against the Miami Dolphins (1-1) in London on Sunday, Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara likely would receive an additional boost in their respective workloads.