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Rise 'n Grind: Are Adrian Peterson and the Vikings friends again?

Guess who decided to show up in Minnesota?

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HE'S BACK: Guess who showed up at the Vikings OTAs this week? Yep, Adrian Peterson is back, without the guaranteed contract he, um, mentioned on Twitter last week. In fact, the Vikings haven't said a word to him about doing anything with his current contract, which runs for another three years -- albeit without much in the way of guaranteed money.

COMPLETE PICTURE: With second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater finding his groove, Peterson's return could give the Vikings a very potent offense.


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