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Goessling: Peterson-Zimmer bond prevailed

Adrian Peterson's strong relationship with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was the driving force behind the star running back's decision to return to the team.


NFL eyes games in Germany, Mexico, Brazil

Commissioner Roger Goodell casually mentioned last month the NFL's interest in adding more international games. He mentioned potential contests in Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

KC Joyner

Joyner: Philly is NFC East favorite over Dallas

Will Philly dethrone Dallas in the NFC East? The addition of QB Sam Bradford and a promising running game are among the reasons to believe the Eagles will soar this season.

Newton nearing long-term deal with Panthers (1:07)
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3hMatt Williamson

Williamson: Top 100 dynasty players

Matt Williamson prepares you for your dynasty draft with his updated ranking of the top 100 players.

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Katz: Identifying impact fantasy rookies

Sharon Katz and Hank Gargiulo utilize snap count data to identify impact rookies in fantasy football for 2015.

Latest on Wilson's contract negotiations (1:10)
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2dMark Dominik

Dominik: 24 players any team would want

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.


Seattle seeks rare trifecta

If the Seahawks reach a 3rd consecutive Super Bowl in 2015-16, they will join the Bills and Dolphins as the only NFL teams to do so.

Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

Devin Gardner told me he worked exclusively at QB for Steelers today. Was signed as receiver but sounds like team trying him out at both

Why Adrian Peterson will report today

Ben Goessling explains: "He decided it was time to come in and get back to work. I think he realizes he's going to be [in Minnesota], and if he's going to be here, he might as well put his best foot forward and try to help this team win."


Packers eye better start in 2015

QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) is taking it slow in OTAs, but GB has made starting strong a priority after opening the last three seasons 1-2. Rob Demovsky says a fast start would "help them forget about the way last season ended."


Saints extend Cameron Jordan

The DE signed a 5-year extension through the 2020 season worth a maximum of $60M, with $33.6M guaranteed, according to FOX Sports. Jordan, a 2013 Pro Bowler, had 7.5 sacks last season and has 29 in four seasons with New Orleans.

Browns sign young fan to 1-day deal

Nine-year-old Dylan Sutcliffe, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, has dreamed of playing for the Browns. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the aspiring DT got his own jersey and locker today. Sutcliffe's "awesome" day

Coley Harvey @ColeyHarvey

It's early, but in 11-on-11 drills, AJ McCarron is looking like today's star. Two well-placed passes for TDs to Rex Burkhead, John Peters

Rivera: 'No news' on Cam extension

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera offered no update today on QB Cam Newton, who is reportedly close to finalizing a long-term deal. "We're right where it was [Monday]. Right where we left it [Monday]," Rivera told reporters.

Henderson: Arrest changed my life

LB Erin Henderson rang in 2014 alone in a holding cell after an arrest on suspicion of DUI and pot possession. "I'd never been to prison before," he said. Now he's trying to resume his career with the Jets. His path to sobriety

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Andrew Brandt @adbrandt

Though Peterson back, mutual animus between agent Ben Dogra and Vikings management persists. Expect continued low rumbles of discontent.

Field Yates @FieldYates

DE Frostee Rucker's extension with Arizona includes $500k guaranteed and a base salary of $1 million in 2016. $2M of new money in total.

Yeldon expected to start for Jaguars

RB T.J. Yeldon, an early 2nd-round pick and former Alabama standout, has impressed in OTAs so far, displaying a versatile skill set as a runner and receiver, according to the team's official website.

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.