Cardinals have solid grip on CB situation

Posted Feb. 24, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m.
Posted By Dan Arkush

Although RFA Greg Toler could be back in the mix after missing all of last season with a torn ACL, the odds appear strong that 2011 first-round pick Patrick Peterson and UFA Richard Marshall will start next season as the Cardinals' starting cornerbacks. "Richard is certainly a priority, along with a couple of other guys we'd like to have back," Cardinals GM Rod Graves told PFW at the Combine. "He did an outstanding job for us this season and became a very important role player for us. He's not easily replaceable, and it's not so much in terms of what he did on the football field, but his character and his work habits are very much appreciated." Graves also said there was "no question" Peterson is on track to become an elite cornerback. "It's important to him to become one of the best in the league, and I think in time he will be."