Adrian Peterson returns to practice; Favre, Hutchinson sit out again
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson returned to the field on Saturday as the Minnesota Vikings wrapped their practice week.
Peterson had sat out on Thursday and Friday because of soreness in his right knee and thigh, the product of a collision with teammate Tarvaris Jackson on Monday. But interim coach Leslie Frazier on Friday downplayed the absence as "precautionary," and Peterson was with the No. 1 offense on Saturday morning.
Quarterback Brett Favre (chest/ankle/right shoulder), left guard Steve Hutchinson (thumb) and backup safeties Tyrell Johnson (knee) and Jamarca Sanford (concussion) sat out again, leaving it a long shot any of them will play on Monday night against the Chicago Bears.
Left end Ray Edwards (high right ankle sprain) practiced for a third straight day -- he was limited on Thursday and Friday -- raising his chances from ending his two-game absence.