Patrick Peterson
DB ARI (9)
2 days ago

Peterson picked off his second pass of the season in Sunday's defeat at Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson may have made the defensive play of the week, gathering in a deep pass down the right sideline with his right hand and having the presence of mind to tap down both feet as he fell out of bounds. With interceptions in back-to-back games, he's now posted double-digit picks in each of his six NFL campaigns. The fast start may be fool's gold, though, as opposing quarterbacks will likely wise up to throwing his way as the season continues.

Patrick Peterson
DB ARI (9)
1 week ago

Peterson accrued four solo tackles and an interception during Sunday's victory versus the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Typically, it doesn't pay to test Peterson, but after reaching midfield on the Bucs' first offensive possession, Jameis Winston opted to target Mike Evans on an end-zone strike. The subsequent Peterson pick set the tone for the day, as Winson tossed three more INTs, including one returned 60 yards for a touchdown by Marcus Cooper. Even more impressive was Peterson's work on Evans, who posted a miserable catch rate (six receptions on 17 targets, or 35 percent). With a visit to Buffalo on tap, Peterson and company will seek out Tyrod Taylor's second interception of the current campaign.

Patrick Peterson
DB ARI (9)
3 weeks ago

Peterson didn't appear on the Cardinals' injury report Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ankle surgery in April was accompanied by a 6-to-8 week recovery timetable, which Peterson hit precisely with participation in individual drills during mandatory minicamp in early June. After getting his feet wet with a few series in the first two preseason contests, he donned street clothes in the final pair of exhibitions in order to rest up for the regular season. Peterson will have DB mate Tyrann Mathieu back in action from his torn ACL in Week 1, thereby fortifying the pass defense.

Patrick Peterson
DB ARI (9)
1 month ago

Peterson (rest) did not suit up for the Cardinals' third preseason game Sunday against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear why he didn't play, but Peterson will spend the afternoon in street clothes while Brandon Williams, Mike Jenkins and Justin Bethel assume the majority of the work with the starting unit. Peterson is fully expected to be ready for the regular season opener, though.

Patrick Peterson
DB ARI (9)
4 months ago

Peterson (ankle) took part in individual drills during the Cardinals' mandatory minicamp last week, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson hasn't missed a game in his five-year career, but nagging ankle concerns seemingly forced the All-Pro cornerback under the knife as a preventive measure in mid-April. Handed a 6-to-8 week recovery timetable, his lack of participation in OTAs wasn't a surprise by any means. His return to drills during minicamp signals that his rehab is on schedule, though, with the aim of full health by the time training camp rolls around in late July.

Patrick Peterson
DB ARI (9)
5 months ago

Peterson's recovery from right ankle surgery is expected to encompass 6-to-8 weeks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

With knowledge of his recovery timetable coming to the fore, Peterson is a candidate to miss the entire offseason program, despite optimism that OTAs could be in his future in the aftermath of this week's procedure. Even if he fails to take the field before training camp, he's hopeful that he'll avoid any of the recurring issues from the past two campaigns, though his ironman status as a professional remains intact.

Patrick Peterson
DB ARI (9)
5 months ago

Peterson underwent ankle surgery this week, yet he may still take part in portions of the Cardinals' offseason program, the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson has tended to ankle injuries the past two seasons, but the respective ailments haven't forced an absence. In fact, he's been an ironman of sorts, playing in all 83 games, including playoffs, over the course of his five-year career. Peterson put together perhaps his best overall season in 2015, during which he posted 35 solo tackles, two interceptions, and one forced fumble.

Patrick Peterson
DB ARI (9)
7 months ago

Peterson accrued 35 tackles (all solo), two interceptions, and one forced fumble during the 2015 season.

EDGE Analysis

Bouncing back from a campaign in which a diagnosis of diabetes spurred struggles both on and off the field, Peterson was rarely picked on with either Jerraud Powers or Justin Bethel lined up on the other side. As a result, Peterson notched just eight passes defensed and posted a career low in tackles in yet another complete 16-game slate. In addition to taking on 95 percent of the defensive snaps, he also served as the Cardinals' primary punt returner, taking 32 at a clip of 8.1 yards per return.

Patrick Peterson
DB ARI (9)
9 months ago

Peterson (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson was listed as questionable after logging limited practices Thursday and Friday. He said all along that he expected to play, and there's been no indication that he might be limited during Sunday's game. Peterson may be in for a quiet night, as the Eagles don't distribute many targets to their outside receivers.

Patrick Peterson
DB ARI (9)
9 months ago

Peterson (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Eagles, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson was limited in practice Thursday and Friday, but he'll slot back into his starting spot anywya. He has just two interceptions this season, with his last coming back in Week 5.