EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. With a pivotal final two games coming against teams that have already clinched playoff spots, the Minnesota Vikings got back to practice Wednesday without three key players, though only starting defensive end Brian Robison's status for Sunday is in doubt.
Running back Adrian Peterson, who leads the league with 1,812 yards rushing and is vying for Eric Dickerson's single-season record of 2,105, sat out Wednesday's practice with what's listed as abdominal and groin injuries. But Peterson, coming back from major knee surgery, was likely getting rest at the end of a season in which he's received more of a workload than many expected.
"We may or may not have Adrian do anything today," Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said earlier Wednesday before Peterson was held out.
Rookie left tackle Matt Kalil missed practice because of an illness. Robison, who has 7.5 sacks as the starting left end, is dealing with an AC sprain in his right should...