Allen returns to practice for Vikings

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 27, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings lines up in a three point stance on defense against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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.
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