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Patrick Peterson | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 219
College: LSU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (5) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson said he feels "50 times faster" compared to last season.
Peterson didn't look like himself last year and was later diagnosed with diabetes. With the disease under control, Peterson returned to All-Pro status in 2015. He earned PFF's sixth-highest cornerback grade out of 118 qualifiers this year. Look for Peterson to bounce back in the NFC Championship after giving up a Hail Mary touchdown to Jeff Janis in last week's win over Green Bay. Jan 20 - 4:39 PM

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Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (ankle) is active for Week 12.

Arizona might not need him for what shapes up as a blowout, but Peterson is ready to go. No 49ers passing-game option is worth using in this matchup.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Peterson only got in one limited practice this week. Despite the questionable tag, coach Bruce Arians expects him to play. The Cardinals don't need Peterson to beat the 49ers, so it's possible he'll be held out in an effort to get fully healthy.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expects Patrick Peterson (ankle) to play Sunday against the 49ers.

Peterson suffered a low-ankle sprain late in last week's win over Cincinnati. He returned to practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. Peterson owns PFF's 23rd highest cornerback grade out of 111 qualifiers this year.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 02:53:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians called Patrick Peterson (ankle) day to day.

Arians said Peterson's MRI results weren't back yet, but the expectation is that he's avoided a high-ankle sprain. In the midst of a career year, Peterson should be ready for Sunday's game against the 49ers, but perhaps he'll be held out in an effort to get to 100 percent. The Cards don't need Peterson to beat Blaine Gabbert.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 02:15:00 PM

Patrick Peterson exited late in the Cardinals' Week 11 win over the Bengals with an ankle injury.

Peterson shut down A.J. Green for most of the night, but he injured his ankle late in the fourth quarter and did not return. Peterson will have an MRI to assess the severity of the injury, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the expectation is he is dealing with just a low-ankle sprain. Peterson is playing perhaps the best football of his career.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 08:34:00 AM

Cardinals LCB Patrick Peterson, who has diabetes, attributed his poor 2014 play to blood-sugar issues.

Peterson turned in his worst NFL season, grading out 69th among 108 qualifiers in PFF's cornerback ratings. With his blood sugar now under control, Peterson is down 13 pounds and has reportedly stood out during spring practices. After Antonio Cromartie bolted in free agency, Arizona needs Peterson at top form to remain an elite defense. With Jerraud Powers penciled in as the new No. 2, expect Peterson to resume shadowing top receivers this season after he primarily lined up on the left side only in 2014.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 11:52:00 AM

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.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 08:02:00 AM

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.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 04:54:00 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.
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