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Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson - #21 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 219 lbs.
Birthday 07/11/1990
Birthplace Fort Lauderdale, FL
College LSU
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 5th pick by Cardinals

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
55 0 7

Cardinals QB Hall to I.R.

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have placed rookie QB Max Hall on injured reserve and signed QB Richard Bartel.

QB burnout absolutely killing lowly Cardinals

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
With their quarterbacks dropping like flies, the Cardinals aren’t exactly sure where to turn in a season that is now assured of being the worst in the Ken Whisenhunt regime.

Rams get to .500 with 19-6 win over Cardinals

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
Steven Jackson rushed for 102 yards, including 27 on the game's lone TD, and St. Louis sent Arizona to its seventh loss in a row 19-6 on Sunday.

More injuries for Cardinals QBs

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
The Cardinals' quarterback shuffle continued in Sunday's loss to the Rams when emergency third-QB John Skelton had to play.

Stinger hampers effectiveness of Cardinals' Dockett

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 11:15 p.m. ET
Arizona DL Darnell Dockett has been struggling because of a stinger that has reduced the strength in his left arm, a source says in NFC West Whispers.

Whisenhunt appears safe in Arizona

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
Team insiders tell us Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, who had his contract extended through 2013 in February, is in no apparent danger of losing his job.

Cardinals' Anderson could have avoided meltdown

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Cardinals QB Derek Anderson could have staved off criticism the night after his team's blowout loss by handling some post-game questioning a little better than he did.

Double whammy in desert for Niners, Cardinals

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
There's no denying the ramifications resulting from the Niners' 27-6 lopsided Monday-night victory over the Cardinals, as San Francisco lost RB Frank Gore for the rest of the season with a fractured right hip and Cardinals QB Derek Anderson ...

Westbrook gains 136 yards; 49ers roll 27-6

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Brian Westbrook rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown in place of the injured Frank Gore and the San Francisco 49ers sent punchless Arizona to its sixth straight loss, 27-6 Monday night in a shower of boos from the Cardinals ...

Low temps force roof to be closed for Cardinals-49ers

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Due to unseasonably low temperatures and freeze warnings, the Cardinals announced that the roof at University of Phoenix Stadium will be closed for Monday night's game against the 49ers.

D.R.C. likely target of Wilson's criticism

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 2:59 a.m. ET
When Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson criticized some teammates for being too lax, one player he was almost certainly referring to was Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, according to our NFC West Whispers.

Injury report for 49ers-Cardinals MNF game

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 12 Monday-night game, San Francisco at Arizona, showing the status of each injured player.

2011 NFC West free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
After the season, the 49ers will have to decide who will be their quarterback of the future, as both Alex Smith and Troy Smith may become free agents. Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC West players likely to ...

Cardinals unlikely to trade Fitzgerald

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Rumors that the Cardinals might attempt to trade star WR Larry Fitzgerald before his contract runs out after the 2011 season are picking up steam, but inside sources have a hard time envisioning that scenario.

Cardinals make multiple roster moves

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Injuries have forced Arizona to make a series of roster moves on Tuesday afternoon.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 27, 2011
Peterson has tied the NFL record by returning his fourth punt for a touchdown in Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. The rookie returned a punt 80 yards in the third quarter to put the Cardinals ahead 20-10. He was untouched as he raced up the middle of the field in becoming the fourth player with four punt returns in a season.||||||| The others to share the record are Devin Hester (2007), Rick Upchurch (1978) and Jack Christiansen (1951). Christiansen was a rookie when he first set the record.
Posted Oct. 31, 2011
During a 30-27 loss to Baltimore on Sunday, Peterson became the eighth player in Cardinals history to have at least two punt returns for touchdowns in a single season.||||||| The last Cardinals player to accomplish that feat was Vai Sikahema in 1986.
Posted Aug. 30, 2011
Peterson may be a starter for the Cardinals.||||||| Greg Toler, injured in Saturday night's preseason loss to San Diego, was placed on injured reserve on Monday. The move could mean a starting assignment for first-round draft pick Peterson.
Posted July 30, 2011
The Arizona Cardinals have reached a contract agreement with Peterson.||||||| The cornerback from LSU, the fifth player drafted overall, could be at training camp in time for Sunday's practice. Coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed the five-year deal when he met with reporters after the team's first training camp practice on Saturday.
Posted April 29, 2011
The Arizona Cardinals passed on a quarterback. Instead, the team used the fifth overall pick in Thursday's draft to select Patrick Peterson, a confident, highly regarded cornerback from LSU who says he expects to immediately assume the starting cornerback spot alongside Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.||||||| Peterson, in a teleconference, described himself as a "fierce, competitive, confident young man" who brings kick- and punt-returning talents along with his ability to cover receivers and tackle. He has been timed in 4.31 seconds over 40 yards.

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