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Patrick Peterson | Defensive Back

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 219
College: LSU
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Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson said diabetes affected his play last season.
Peterson was oddly getting humiliated by opposing wideouts on a weekly basis early in the year. He says that once doctors detected and got his diabetic condition under control, it "made a big difference." Peterson was still a bit inconsistent in the second half of the year, but did flash some of the shutdown form we know he's capable of. Peterson will likely be asked to shadow No. 1 wideouts again this season, especially with Antonio Cromartie gone. Apr 7 - 8:02 AM

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Speaking Thursday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Patrick Peterson battled blood-sugar issues early last season, and was "borderline" diabetic.

Arians believes it was one of the reasons Peterson's season got off to a slow start. He apparently got things under control by October. It would certainly help explain Peterson's poor early play, but his struggles did not end after September. Due $11.691 million in 2015, Peterson has a lot to prove.
Feb 19 - 4:54 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim said CB Patrick Peterson jumped off the film more than any other player in Sunday's win over the Lions.

Peterson helped hold Calvin Johnson to 5-59-0 on 12 targets. After a frighteningly horrific start to the season, things are turning around. "He is absolutely playing excellent football right now," Keim said. With Antonio Cromartie also balling out on the other side and Tyrann Mathieu healthy, we're not picking on their Cardinals secondary.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 12:10:00 PM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (concussion) is active for Week 9 against the Cowboys.

TE Troy Niklas (ankle) is active. Inactive for the Cardinals are QB Logan Thomas, RB Stepfan Taylor, LB Thomas Keiser, LB Glenn Carson, DT Alameda Ta’amu, OG Earl Watford and TE Darren Fells.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Patrick Peterson (concussion) has been cleared to practice.

Peterson should be fine for Week 9 against the Cowboys after suffering the concussion last Sunday against the Eagles. Pro Football Focus' No. 90 cover corner out of 107 qualifiers, Peterson should see a ton of Dez Bryant this weekend.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Patrick Peterson is in the league's concussion protocol.

It's confirmation that Peterson indeed did suffer a concussion on Sunday against the Eagles. Peterson's play hasn't matched his name or his contract this season. He's graded out as Pro Football Focus' 90th cover corner out of 107 qualifiers, surrendering five touchdowns in his coverage.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 08:54:00 PM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson left Sunday's Week 8 game against the Eagles in the second quarter with a concussion.

Both Peterson and Jeremy Maclin appeared to suffer concussions on a nasty collision with S Deone Bucannon. Peterson stayed down motionless for a few minutes before getting up and walking to the locker room under his own power. Before leaving, Peterson looked completely lost while getting dog-walked by Jeremy Maclin all over the field.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Patrick Peterson (ankle) is day to day.

Peterson avoided major injury in Sunday's loss to the Broncos, and is tentatively on track to suit up against the Redskins. After preseason debate about whether Peterson was on Richard Sherman's level at cornerback, Peterson is just 79-of-102 in Pro Football Focus' corner ratings through the season's first five weeks.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 03:28:00 PM

Patrick Peterson sprained his ankle in Sunday's Week 5 loss at Denver.

There's no sign it's a serious sprain, but Peterson will likely head for more testing Monday. He had blood on his hands Sunday as Demaryius Thomas went 8-226-2 and Peyton Manning threw for 479 yards with four touchdowns.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Cardinals signed CB Patrick Peterson to a five-year, $70 million extension through 2020.

The deal contains $48 million guaranteed. Peterson is now locked up through his age-30 campaign, so it's conceivable he could play out this entire deal. Richard Sherman received $40 million guaranteed on his extension, but Peterson is two years younger and signed a longer deal. In terms of new money, Peterson will make $14 million per year, while Sherman received $14.35 million annually in new cash. Peterson was a top-11 cover corner at Pro Football Focus last season and is still coming into his own. At 6'1/219, he has the size to match up with any receiver. He does get beaten an awful lot for a player some refer to as a "shutdown" corner. Peterson's game tape and metrics to this point suggest he's really good. He's not yet great. But he also just turned 24 years old.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Cardinals are "close" to an extension with Patrick Peterson.

ESPN reported in May that the sides were discussing a deal worth over $60 million. Peterson has a shot at becoming the league's highest-paid corner, though we doubt he's able to top Richard Sherman's $40 million guaranteed.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson will not play on special teams or offense this season.

Peterson had a package of offensive plays last season, resulting in six catches and four carries. He's also been one of the game's premier punt returners for the last three seasons, averaging 10.3 yards per return and scoring four touchdowns. But the Cardinals are preparing to sign him to a Richard Sherman/Joe Haden kind of deal, and don't need to risk injury with returners Ted Ginn/John Brown now on the roster.
Wed, May 14, 2014 11:43:00 AM

ESPN reports the Cardinals and CB Patrick Peterson are discussing a long-term contract extension that could be worth more than $60 million.

With Richard Sherman securing a $57 million extension that included $40 million guaranteed from the Seahawks last week, Peterson's agent and the Cardinals now have a template to work from. Peterson won't turn 24 until July. He's under team control through 2015 at just under $13 million, so there's no rush to get a deal done. Peterson and Joe Haden are next up for big extensions.
Source: ESPN
Tue, May 13, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Arizona coach Bruce Arians confirmed the team is unlikely to use CB Patrick Peterson as a wide receiver or kick returner after adding WR Ted Ginn Jr. in free agency and drafting WR John Brown in the third round.

The Cardinals tried and failed to get Peterson involved in the offense last season, and it seems that experiment is officially over. Ginn Jr. is expected to handle the kick and punt returning duties and help the offense as a situational deep threat. Brown can also help as a returner and brings blazing speed the wide receiver corps. Peterson can now focus on his main job as top-flight corner.
Sat, May 10, 2014 12:00:00 PM

The Cardinals are not believed to be in serious extension negotiations with Patrick Peterson yet.

There's no real rush as Peterson is under club control cheaply through 2015. The Cards will likely let the Seahawks set the market with the Richard Sherman deal and then start building from there. Both of these NFC West corners are going to shatter the current high-water mark for corners by pushing for $40+ million in guarantees.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 11:46:00 AM

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