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Back to work: RB Peterson to rejoin Vikings

RB Adrian Peterson will join the Vikings for organized team activities on Tuesday, ending an absence from the team that stretched nearly nine months.

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Which NFL players would be coveted by every team if they hit the open market? Mark Dominik makes his list, which includes J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham Jr.

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Adrian Peterson pacing RB salaries

The Vikings standout is scheduled to earn a base salary of nearly $13 million next season, which is almost twice as much as any other RB.

Russell Wilson front and center today

The Seahawks QB is likely to address the media after today's OTA session. Expect a few questions about his contract extension talks. On the field, we'll get our first look at TE Jimmy Graham with his new team. Wilson in spotlight

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Field Yates @FieldYates

Dolphins & Panthers have now added cap space due to post June 1 cuts this offseason. MIA gets ~$3M (LB Wheeler), CAR $2M (RB Williams).

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In sticking with the century-mark theme, only 3 quarterbacks have thrown 100 touchdown passes with multiple teams -- Peyton Manning, Kurt Warner and Fran Tarkenton.

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Through Make-A-Wish Foundation, Browns signed 9-year old Dylan Sutcliffe today to a one-day contract. Sutcliffe will go through today's OTA.

Dominik: Big moment for Vikings

Mark Dominik said of Adrian Peterson's return: "This is really big for, obviously, the Minnesota Vikings, for many reasons, but bigger for Teddy Bridgewater."

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Adrian Peterson timeline

Peterson was reinstated in April, but sat out the first 3 days of OTAs in hopes that Minnesota would re-work his contract.

Peterson -- NFL's best for 7 seasons

From 2007-13, the Vikings' Adrian Peterson was the only RB to rush 2,000 times and accumulate 10,000 yards. Also, no player in those 7 seasons scored more combined rushing and receiving TDs than Peterson (91).

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Adrian Peterson joining Vikings today

The RB will join Minnesota for today's OTAs, ending a nearly 9-month absence from the team. Why today? Said AD: "Basically it's time for me to come in and test the waters and re-familiarize myself with our offense and the direction they're trying to go in." (via ESPN's Ben Goessling and Josina Anderson) Story

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Redskins president: RG III is a starting QB

Said Bruce Allen of picking up Griffin's $16M option for 2016: "We've seen him win. We've seen him win big games. We know his talent. It really was a no-brainer. I think if you asked us six months before it would have been the same decision."

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Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

Peterson's return has been in the works since last week. Conversations with Zimmer -- whom AP deeply respects -- played a big part in it.

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Peterson: "I'm returning because I want to. I’m a part of this football team and I owe it to the guys I play with and to our coaches."