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He's Back: Peterson Shows Up For Vikings OTAs
The standoff appears to be over. Adrian Peterson is returning to Minnesota and the Vikings and fantasy football owners gain a bit of clarity heading into the summer. As's Darin Gantt put it, "Maybe Peterson just wanted to see which way the wind was blowing, and it was moving north. ...

"Whatever the reason, the Vikings running back has now decided to report to Vikings OTAs, after a strange offseason that made it clear he wasn’t happy about the prospect."

“I decided to come back just to get around my teammates and the coaching staff,” Peterson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “There’s never been any love lost with those guys. 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.”

The 30-year-old, who missed almost all of last season after being indicted on reckless or negligent injury to a child, was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List last September and then in November was suspended for the remainder of the 2014 season. Despite reports into his displeasure with the organization throughout the offseason, Peterson was not traded before or during the NFL draft.

As a result, Peterson didn't have many options.

In fact, he had two.

Head coach Mike Zimmer laid it out pretty succinctly last week: “He can play for us or not play.”

So whatever Peterson might want (and might or might not get from the Vikings) in terms of guaranteed money in the future, he apparently realizes the $13 million they're going to pay him this year isn't all that bad.

And what does it all mean to fantasy owners?

Well, Teddy Bridgewater now has an offense that includes Peterson, Mike Wallace, Kyle Rudolph, Charles Johnson and Cordarrelle Patterson among its weapons.

Remember, we're talking about the best running back of our -- and arguably any -- era coming off a full year of rest, not rehabbing from off-season surgery for the first time in three years, reportedly working out harder than ever and packing a man-sized chip on his shoulder.

Tell me what's not to like about that?

Add in the running back-friendy offense Norv Turner brings to the table, and it gets even better.

Peterson posted 93 combined rushing and receiving yards in his only game for the Vikings in 2014, but had said before the season he'd been waiting for an offense like Turner's scheme his whole career.

"I know what kind of offense Norv Turner runs, and this year there was a lot of production out of the shotgun formation with the passing game and the running game," Peterson said. "I feel like I bring a different dynamic to the back end and with that it will allow for different formations to be presented that will allow the quarterback to be comfortable."

It should make fantasy owners comfortable too.