Case Keenum will make his third straight start at quarterback for the Vikings on Sunday.
Fellow quarterback Sam Bradford was ruled out by head coach Mike Zimmer on Thursday, after missing another practice.
Zimmer gave Bradford the day off on Wednesday, in hopes of him playing on Sunday, but clearly his left knee is still bothering him.
Keenum is coming off a career game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Minnesota has their first divisional game against the Detroit Lions this Sunday.
Defensive end Stephen Weatherly returned to practice on Thursday after missing the previous day with an illness.
Although he was a full particpant on Wednesday, offensive tackle Mike Remmers was also absent from practice.