Patrick Peterson DB ARI 2 months ago2 Comments

Peterson acknowledged this past weekend that he's "a diabetic," the Cardinals' official site reports. In a subsequent statement, he said, "While I did have abnormal sugar levels, I've been working with doctors on a strategic meal plan and workout routine that are reversing these symptoms. I'm grateful that this has been reversible for me and my health is back to normal."

After inking the richest deal for a cornerback last summer, Peterson was rather sluggish during the first month of the 2014 campaign. On the receiving end of numerous targets, defensive holds, and pass interference calls, he didn't start to turn it around until October, which coincided with the discovery of his medical condition. With that knowledge, he still finished the season with 50 tackles (43 solo), seven passes defended, three interceptions, one defensive touchdown, and one sack in 16 games. His search for a happy medium regarding his conditioning and diet should place him back in the IDP elite for next season.

Patrick Peterson DB ARI 5 months ago

Peterson posted 50 tackles (43 solo), seven passes defended, three interceptions (one for a touchdown), and one sack in 2014.

Peterson more or less upheld his status as one of the league's top cornerbacks, but after signing the richest deal at the position last offseason, the level of scrutiny surrounding his play will likely remain high in the coming years. While he has yet to miss a game in four professional seasons, picked off 15 passes to date, and averaged 52.8 tackles per campaign, his lack of passes to defend quells his IDP value.

Patrick Peterson DB ARI 6 months ago

Peterson notched eight solo tackles and a sack during Sunday's win against the Chiefs.

Despite thoroughly getting beat in Week 13 by Julio Jones, Peterson has cobbled together his most productive two-week stretch of the season, IDP-wise, with 14 solo stops and the sack on the ledger. Peterson's takedown of Alex Smith midway through the third quarter marked just the second of his notable career to date, but the cornerback's offerings to fantasy pursuits have otherwise been modest at best in 2014.

Patrick Peterson DB ARI 6 months ago

Peterson picked off two passes, including one for a touchdown, and tallied two solo tackles in Sunday's victory versus the Rams.

The interceptions were Peterson's first two of the season, but the pick-six marked the first defensive touchdown in his brief, but notable, career to date. He's now nabbed at least two throws from opposing quarterbacks in each of his four campaigns, and with the occasionally awry Matthew Stafford coming to town Sunday, Peterson could soon add another to his ledger.

Patrick Peterson DB ARI 7 months ago

Peterson (concussion) is listed as active Sunday at Dallas, the Cardinals' official site reports.

After receiving clearance from the concussion protocol midweek, Peterson's Week 9 availability wasn't really in question. Although he's poised to be the highest-paid cornerback once the 2016 season commences, he's been largely avoided by the opposition this year, leaving his ledger largely blank (20 tackles and one pass defended in seven contests).

Patrick Peterson DB ARI 7 months ago

Peterson (concussion) is probable for Sunday's game against Dallas.

Peterson received concussion clearance earlier this week, so any concerns with his status for Sunday are long gone by now.

Patrick Peterson DB ARI 7 months ago

Peterson (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

After emerging from the concussion protocol Wednesday, Peterson fit in a limited showing in drills, and his upgrade to full practice all but assures his presence in the Cardinals' defensive backfield Sunday at Dallas. Expect Friday's injury report to confirm his Week 9 availability.

Patrick Peterson DB ARI 7 months ago

Peterson passed his concussion test Wednesday and proceeded to practice on a limited basis, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Peterson relayed that he lost consciousness for a brief time after Sunday's hit, which came courtesy of a drilling placed upon the Eagles' Jeremy Maclin from Peterson's own teammate, Deone Bucannon. While Peterson may not practice fully by week's end, his Week 9 availability could be confirmed upon the release of Friday's injury report.

Patrick Peterson DB ARI 7 months ago

Peterson (concussion) will not return to Sunday's game against the Eagles, NFL.com reports.

Peterson tallied five tackles (three solo) prior to exiting Sunday's contest with a concussion. The Cardinals' star cornerback will now have to clear concussion protocol before he's able to play next.

Patrick Peterson DB ARI 7 months ago

Peterson was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Eagles and is now being evaluated for a concussion, azcentral.com reports.

Peterson went down following a scary collision with Eagles' wideout Jeremy Maclin. After laying on the field for a while, Peterson was able to walk to the Cardinals' locker room under his own power. At the moment, it's unclear whether Peterson will be able to return.