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Patrick Peterson | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
College: LSU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (5) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Patrick Peterson doesn't expect to be used as a shadow cornerback in 2018.
"I was an artist at taking No. 1 receivers out of the game, and I was pretty damn good at it," Peterson said, speaking of his shadow role in the past tense. Peterson is now apparently going to "play off the ball and blitz" in addition to trying to shut down opposing No. 1s. Peterson has been looking for a role that would allow him to make more plays. "I’m looking to make a ton of plays this year," Peterson said. "I’m looking to start jumping routes now. I’m looking to be a little bit more aggressive off the ball, and be the same as I am when I’m in the receiver’s face." Although that role would be more in line with coach Steve Wilks' history, this sounds like the sort of plan that might be talked up in the summer before being quickly abandoned during the season. Jun 14 - 7:09 PM

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Patrick Peterson (hamstring) was downgraded to "DNP" in Thursday's practice.

Peterson had been limited on Wednesday. A mid-week downgrade with a soft-tissue injury isn't exactly welcome news. We would consider Peterson on the wrong side of questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, though his Friday status will tell the story. Peterson's absence would be a major upgrade for both Rishard Matthews and Corey Davis.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said CB Patrick Peterson (quad) has looked "fine" and will play Week 7 against the Rams.

Peterson had to be pulled from Week 6 against the Bucs and was limited in practice this week. However, he's ready to roll for his date with Sammy Watkins, who has been a complete non-factor since his big game against the 49ers a few Thursdays ago. Watkins will remain that way in Peterson's shadow coverage. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp have better matchups.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Patrick Peterson (quad) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

The team is unsure how his quad strain will respond after making the flight across the pond to London. Peterson says he'll play, but every player says that. If he sits, it would be a boost to invisible man Sammy Watkins.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 09:27:00 AM

Patrick Peterson exited Sunday's Week 6 game against the Bucs with a quad injury.

He's been missing crucial snaps as the Bucs narrowed the Cardinals' lead to two scores, although it's back up to three now. Peterson has been standing on the sideline with his helmet off. One of the NFL's true difference makers, Peterson entered the week coming off limited practices due to the quad.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 06:51:00 PM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (quad) is expected to play Week 6 against the Bucs.

Peterson was limited all week, but there never seemed to be much concern about his availability. He will likely shadow Mike Evans today, bumping Evans down a few notches in the receiver rankings.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 08:37:00 AM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Peterson practiced all week despite the questionable tag. There hasn't been concern over his Week 6 status. Peterson will likely be at less than 100 percent, potentially upgrading Mike Evans' matchup.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Patrick Peterson (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Peterson suffered a "painful" knee injury against the Falcons, but he finished the game and reportedly avoided structural damage. He will likely suit up this week, but it would not be surprising if he sat out practice until Friday.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Patrick Peterson (knee) is "sore," but avoided structural damage.

Peterson played through the issue for over two quarters on Sunday, and thankfully seems to have gotten good news from his Monday testing. Peterson will probably see extremely limited practice time this week, but should be out there against the Redskins.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 02:27:00 PM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson suffered a "painful" knee injury Week 12 against the Falcons.

"It’s hurting right now," Peterson said. "I don’t know what the diagnosis is right now. Can’t put too much pressure on it. We’ll let the team doctor figure it out, but it is painful." Peterson hurt his left knee in the second quarter, but he gutted through the injury to finish the game. The fact he was able to continue playing should give the Cardinals some hope, but he is at best questionable for Week 13. His status will be updated by Wednesday at the latest.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 09:50:00 AM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson is no longer on the Week 8 injury report.

Peterson experienced back pain in last week's tie with Seattle and missed Wednesday's practice with a rib injury, but he'll be all systems go for Sunday's showdown with Kelvin Benjamin.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Patrick Peterson (ribs) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Peterson played all 63 snaps in Sunday's tie with Seattle. Maybe he's just getting a breather. Through seven games, Peterson holds PFF's 22nd-best coverage grade out of 116 qualifiers at cornerback.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 06:14:00 PM

Patrick Peterson (ankle) participated in individual drills on Tuesday.

Peterson is still recovering from April ankle surgery. He will likely be limited the rest of the offseason program, but he said he will be a full-go for training camp. Peterson is coming off arguably the best season of his career.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 02:02:00 PM

Patrick Peterson's (ankle surgery) recovery time is 6-8 weeks.

It means there's a good chance he'll be ready for June's mandatory minicamp, and will be ready to rock well before training camp. "It was just something I needed to get cleaned up and it’s going to make me better this year," was Peterson's quote on the matter. Peterson's name has been bigger than his game at times, but he's coming off a career-best 2015.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Patrick Peterson recently underwent ankle surgery.

He's expected to be full-go by training camp. Peterson injured his ankle against the Bengals last November, but still started all 16 games and had the best season of his career in coverage, also intercepting two passes.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 08:23:00 PM

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