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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.

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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.

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PFF: Watt No. 1 in rank of top 10 pass-rushers

Which pass-rushers will have the best seasons in 2015? Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus projects the top 10, leading off with J.J. Watt and rounding out the list with a first-round rookie.

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Newton nearing long-term deal with Panthers (1:07)
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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.

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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.

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Giants' Vereen may have prominent role

Shane Vereen was brought in from the Patriots as a 3rd-down back, but in watching his workload so far in OTAs, Dan Graziano suspects the shifty RB "might be more important than initially thought." What to expect

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Receivers dominate dynasty rankings

Building your fantasy football team with an eye toward the future? Then grab Dez Bryant, Julio Jones, Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans or any number of other stud WRs to choose from. Top 100 for dynasty leagues (Insider)

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Wes Welker open to return to Patriots

Said the free-agent WR, who had a messy divorce from the team in 2012: "I wouldn't be opposed to it. It's a great organization, obviously, and a great team. It wouldn't be the worst situation in the world." (via 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston)

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PFF: Projecting top 10 pass-rushers

It's little surprise that Texans star J.J. Watt ranks No. 1 on this list. But how about Falcons rookie LB Vic Beasley? He cracks the rankings despite not having played a down in the NFL yet. 2015's top sack artists (Insider)

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ESPN On Snapchat Discover live

We’re only 100 days from NFL kickoff! Find out which players are closest to reaching the century mark in wins, touchdowns and sacks in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Texans lineman's road back from cancer

David Quessenberry (non-Hodgkins T lymphoblastic lymphoma) still hasn't been fully cleared to return yet, but that seems secondary. For now, he's just happy to be back with his teammates. Every day a celebration

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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

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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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