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Cardinals' Peterson said it may be tough to keep Cromartie
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/9/15) Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson would like to keep teammate Antonio Cromartie in the secondary. However, he understands that may be a difficult task to pull off.
Speaking to ESPN.com, Peterson said that Cromartie, set to become a free agent in March, has talked about possibly heading back to the Jets, where he played from 2010-2013. Making the Jets more attractive is the fact that former Cardinals defenisve coordinator Todd Bowles took over as the new head coach.
"That's all he talks about is freaking New York," Peterson said. "I'm definitely trying to get him to stay and we'll see what happens."
In a previous interview with the NFL Network, Cromartie made mention that he will keep his options open this offseason.
"I'm leaving the door open," Cromartie said. "Right now, until the Super Bowl is over, I'm still an Arizona Cardinal. Until they come to me about a contract, I’m still an Arizona Cardinal. Once March 10 at 4 o'clock hits, March 12 at 9 a.m. hits, and no one's offered me a contract, then I'm free game. And I'm open to anything to go out and try to win a championship and help any organization."
Cardinals' Patrick Peterson's contract becomes fully guaranteed Friday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/6/15) Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson's contract became fully guaranteed Friday, according to CBSSports.com's Joel Corry. Peterson, who is set to make $11.6 million in 2015 base salary, totaled 50 tackles and grabbed three interceptions for Arizona in 2014.
In his first four seasons, Peterson has 15 interceptions and 211 tackles. He is under contract with the Cardinals through 2020.
Lions-Cardinals to feature premier WR-CB matchup Sunday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(11/13/14) The Mutual Admiration Society has two steadfast members in the NFL fraternity - Lions super wideout Calvin Johnson and Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. The two will be going head-to-head Sunday at Arizona.
"No doubt there's respect," Johnson told MLive.com. "You've got players that play hard out there on the field, make plays for their team. So, there's definitely a big level of respect there."
Peterson feels the same about Johnson, calling him "by far the most dynamic and athletic receiver in the league" during a recent radio interview.
Johnson, however, will likely not be matched up against Peterson throughout. Antonio Cromartie could also line up against Megatron at times, though his primary assignment will be Golden Tate.
Cards' Peterson: 'Now that I'm 100 percent, I've turned the corner'
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(11/12/14) As he prepares to face Lions wideout Calvin Johnson on Sunday, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson told SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio that he's put his rough start to the season behind him. Peterson quieted Dez Bryant in Week 9, then intercepted his first two passes of the season Sunday against the Rams, returning one 30 yards for a touchdown.
"I was disappointed in my first half of the season, I believe I wasn't playing to my standards," Peterson said, via NFL.com. "I was fighting through injuries. Now that I'm 100 percent, I've turned the corner, and I'm ready to roll from here on out."
The Cardinals and Lions are playing for the third straight year. Though Johnson caught 16 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in the previous two matchups, the Cardinals won both.
|Patrick Peterson is starting to prove he's among the top cornerbacks in the NFL, and he had another solid campaign in 2013. Peterson had 42 total tackles (40 solo), three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and 13 pass defenses. Peterson now has 10 interceptions the past two seasons. If he could raise his tackle total, then his Fantasy value would rise, but he's just a No. 3 defensive back coming into the year. He is only worth drafting with a late-round pick.
(Updated 6/4/14) |