EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings should have their top two cornerbacks Sunday when they travel to St. Louis for another critical game.
Third-year cornerback A.J. Jefferson, who has started the past five games since Chris Cook was put on injured reserve, returned to practice Thursday after being cleared following a concussion he sustained in Sunday's 21-14 win against the Chicago Bears.
"That's encouraging news," coach Leslie Frazier said. "Once they go through that protocol with the league and once their cleared, you're happy from my standpoint."
Cornerback Antoine Winfield sat out his second straight day of practice, but Frazier said it was precautionary with his knee "a little sore" as the team looks to keep the 14-year veteran healthy at the end of a long season. Running back Adrian Peterson was also held out Thursday with an abdominal injury, but Frazier said he expects the league-leading rusher to be ready for Sunday's game and that Minnesota was just giving its workh...