Vikings: Frazier limiting Allen, Childs and Cook impress

Leslie Frazier will be making sure all-pro defensive end Jared Allen isn't overused this season. "We're going to make a concerted effort to try to get him off the field at times," Allen played 90 percent of the team's snaps last season. Meanwhile, Greg Childs and Chris Cook were the standouts of Thursday's practice.
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