Allen returns to practice for Vikings

Allen returns to practice for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) 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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RGIII made his first NFL game appearance since 2017 - at receiver?

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RGIII made his first NFL game appearance since 2017 - at receiver?

In his first action since 2016, Robert Griffin, III took the field for the Ravens, lining up at receiver.

The former Heisman Trophy winner faked an end around with Lamar Jackson and gave a nod to the crowd as he returned to the sideline. 

Serving as a decoy on a first-quarter play would normally go unnoticed, but for the former first round draft pick it was a big step in his journey back to the NFL.

Once an electrifying rookie for the Redskins in 2012, injuries, clashes with teammates and coaches and the emergence of Kirk Cousins led to his departure from Washington following the 2015 season.

After spending one injury-shortened season in Cleveland, Griffin spent the entire 2017 season out of the NFL.

He signed a one-year contract with the Ravens in April. 


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Adrian Peterson ties John Riggins on all-time list with first TD vs. Texans

Adrian Peterson ties John Riggins on all-time list with first TD vs. Texans

LANDOVER, Md. -- It will go down as just a three-yard scamper in the game log, but Adrian Peterson's second-quarter touchdown vs. the Texans in Week 11 was a piece of history, too.

The score was the 104th on the ground in Peterson's career, which moved him into a tie for sixth on the NFL's all-time list.

What made the moment even cooler is that Peterson did it as a Redskin, and the man he tied for sixth is none other than Burgundy and Gold legend John Riggins.

It seems like each time No. 26 crosses the goal line these days, he's notching some sort of milestone.

Next on the list he's climbing is Jim Brown, who finished with 106.

Earlier this week, Peterson said his body is feeling "amazing" heading into the back portion of the season. So far, you can characterize his entire 2018 with that word, considering he was a free agent just before the year started.