Patrick Peterson DB ARI 10 Days
Patrick Peterson fired his agent, Patrick Lawlor, on Monday night.
Peterson is expected to hire Joel Segal of Lagardere Unlimited as his new representation, just a few months before he's set to begin negotiating a long-term deal with the Cardinals. Peterson has one year left on his rookie deal following the 2013 season, and he's expected to command over $50 million guaranteed on a new contract. Peterson is Pro Football Focus' No. 8 corner.
Patrick Peterson DB ARI 4 Months
Cardinals GM Steve Keim compares RCB Patrick Peterson to Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders.
"I've never been a part of a team with a more valuable defensive player," Keim raved. "Then you consider the guy can really help you in three phases of the game - defense, special teams and now as a receiver. He is one of a kind." Peterson has been taking regular snaps on offense this summer. Peterson's game doesn't quite yet match his reputation on defense, but that could change this season.
Patrick Peterson DB ARI 4 Months
RCB Patrick Peterson is in about 15 of the Cardinals' offensive plays.
Coach Bruce Arians claims Peterson could be one of the top five wide receivers in the NFL. He's using his top corner and dynamic return man on the outside, in the slot and as a wingback. We don't doubt Peterson's athletic ability, but anything more than a fistful of snaps in four-wide sets on offense all year would be a surprise. Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts won't be coming off the field much.
Patrick Peterson DB ARI 10 Months
New Cardinals coach Bruce Arians plans to keep RCB Patrick Peterson on punt returns.
Peterson's punt-return efficiency slipped dramatically in his second NFL season, but the special teams workload has yet to affect his pass coverage. "He can't get his hands on the ball enough for me," Arians said. "As long as the other team is punting, he's going to be back there." Peterson averaged 15.9 yards on 44 punt returns with four touchdowns as a rookie. In 2012, his average slipped to 8.4 yards on 51 chances without a score.
Patrick Peterson DB ARI Sep 14 '12
Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson is listed as questionable for Week 2 with a groin injury, but is expected to play.
Beat writer Kent Somers considers Peterson closer to probable than questionable despite the "Q" tag. Peterson helped hold Sidney Rice under 40 yards in the season opener. We expect to see him match up with Brandon Lloyd in Week 2.
Patrick Peterson DB ARI Jul 25 '12
The Arizona Republic confirms that Patrick Peterson will "often" match up with opposing No. 1 receivers this season.
Peterson shadowed No. 1s down the stretch last season and he held his own. The best preparation Peterson can get is practicing against Larry Fitzgerald. After a promising rookie season, Peterson's play could take off in 2012. We'll be watching him closely as a potential shutdown force against fantasy receivers.
Patrick Peterson DB ARI Apr 26 '12
The Lions offered their first-, second-, and fourth-round picks in last year's draft in an effort to trade up for Patrick Peterson.
The Cardinals declined, but Detroit's aggressiveness to acquire secondary help last year speaks to the team's realization that cornerback remains a major problem area. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora has reported that the Lions are trying to trade up for South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore. Detroit may have to come up with an offer similar to last year's Peterson proposal, because the Lions draft later this year and Gilmore is a projected top 10-12 pick.
Patrick Peterson DB ARI Dec 30 '11
Cardinals CB/PR Patrick Peterson (Achilles', questionable) will be a game-time decision for Week 17 against the Seahawks.
The Cardinals will work out Peterson during warmups to decide his status, so he's a full-blown game-day call. Peterson has four punt return TDs, and his coverage skills at corner have come on quickly in the season's second half.