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NFL notes: Minnesota Vikings meet with Adrian Peterson

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The Minnesota Vikings made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson.

General manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer spent about 4 hours Wednesday afternoon at Peterson’s home north of Houston.

This was the first meeting they’ve had with Peterson since the star running back was placed on the exempt list in mid-September following his indictment in a child abuse case involving his 4-year-old son. Peterson is still under contract with the Vikings. They’ve said repeatedly they’ll welcome him back once he’s fully reinstated.

Cowboys re-sign slot receiver Beasley

The Dallas Cowboys re-signed restricted free agent Cole Beasley.

Beasley signed a four-year contract reportedly worth about $14 million, with $7 million guaranteed. The 5-foot-8 former SMU player had career highs with 420 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.

The signing of Beasley came two days after Dallas put the franchise tag on All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant, who will make $12.8 million if he signs the one-year tender.

Dallas has until July 15 to sign Bryant to a long-term deal.

Eagles release veteran linebacker Cole

The Philadelphia Eagles released linebacker Trent Cole, a two-time Pro Bowl selection and an All-Pro pick in 2009.

A fifth-round draft choice of the Eagles in 2005, the 32-year-old Cole ranks second in Eagles history with 85 1/2 sacks in 10 seasons, trailing only Hall of Fame DE Reggie White.

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