Jared Allen returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday after missing the previous practices because of an illness. Adrian Peterson was held out for a second straight day, but the Vikings have been giving the star running back days off during the week as a matter of routine throughout the second half of the season.
Peterson says his sore abdomen will not limit him in the season finale against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Cornerback Antoine Winfield also was held out to rest.
Defensive end Brian Robison practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day after missing the game against the Texans with an injured right shoulder. Coach Leslie Frazier says Robison is the only one of the group questionable for Sunday.