Former San Diego Chargers stars Dan Fouts, Rodney Harrison and LaDainian Tomlinson are scheduled to speak at a memorial service for Junior Seau on Friday evening at Qualcomm Stadium.
Also scheduled to speak are former Chargers coach Bobby Ross and former NFL safety John Lynch. Ross is also a former Georgia Tech coach.
Seau committed suicide on May 2 at his home in suburban Oceanside, Calif. He played 20 seasons in the NFL, the first 13 with the Chargers.
Harrison and Tomlinson were teammates of Seau’s with the Chargers while Ross coached Seau from 1992-96.
The master of ceremonies will be Miles McPherson, a former Chargers safety who is now the senior pastor at the Rock Church in San Diego.
Seau’s funeral will be private.
VIKINGS: Adrian Peterson is progressing ahead of pace through his left knee rehabilitation. The team won’t promise he’ll play in its first game.
Head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman said Wednesday that such a declaration “wouldn’t be fair” to anyone.
But Peterson left no doubt: He said he’s “set” on being ready to take the field at full strength on Sept. 9 when the Vikings start the regular season.
The Vikings opened part of Peterson’s regular rehab drills to the media, with more than three-dozen reporters and photographers watching him run around at the indoor field at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Peterson tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in a game last Dec. 24.
STEELERS: Signed second-round draft pick Mike Adams and seventh-round picks David Paulson and Terrence Frederick. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Adams was an All-Big Ten selection at offensive tackle for Ohio State in 2010 and made the second team last year despite being limited to seven games after serving a suspension for violating NCAA rules for accepting improper benefits.
CAP HEARINGS: Filed a brief in their challenge of a $10 million salary cap reduction by the NFL. Owner Jerry Jones says his team followed the rules before being penalized.
A hearing is set Thursday before arbitrator Stephen Burbank on appeals by the Cowboys and the Washington Redskins, whose cap was reduced by $36 million. The two NFC East teams were penalized for overloading contracts in the 2010 uncapped season despite league warnings.