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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

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Cardinals LB Davis out for the season

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
The Cardinals will be without OLB Will Davis for the rest of the season after he broke his left leg against the Chiefs on Sunday.

Bowe's two TDs lead Chiefs past Cards

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Dwayne Bowe caught two touchdown passes, giving him a team-record six straight games with at least one score, and Kansas City remained unbeaten at home Sunday with a 31-13 victory over the fading Cardinals.

Cardinals OT Brown struggling as pass blocker

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 1:37 a.m. ET
Despite being the No. 5 overall draft choice in 2007, Cardinals OLT Levi Brown continues to have problems in pass-protection mode, our NFC West Whispers indicate.

Cardinals sign RB Smith, release WR Komar

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
Due to injuries in the backfield, the Cardinals have signed RB Alfonso Smith from their practice squad. WR Max Komar was released to create an available roster spot.

Cardinals' defense really down in the dumps

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
The natives are getting increasingly restless in the desert, with the heat that has been on the Cardinals’ punchless offense all season catching up to a defense in major meltdown mode.

Cardinals place ORT Keith on I.R.

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Cardinals placed ORT Brandon Keith (knee) on injured reserve on Tuesday and signed OT D'Anthony Batiste.

Sparano joins the QB flip-floppers

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
When Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano flip-flopped and benched QB Chad Henne in favor of Chad Pennington for their Week 10 game against the Titans, he gave the NFL its 49th starting quarterback this season. Sparano joined a group of ...

Cardinals going straight downhill in a hurry

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
After looking awful on both sides of the ball in their 36-18 loss to a Seahawks team that couldn’t have been more awful itself the previous two games, the Cardinals look like dead meat in the desert.

Hasselbeck returns, leads Seahawks to win

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck, back after a one-game absence, threw for 333 yards and Mike Williams had the biggest game of his rejuvenated NFL career Sunday in the Seahawks' dominant 36-18 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Cardinals backs running mostly on empty

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 9:16 a.m. ET
While the Cardinals’ quarterbacks have felt most of the heat in the desert this season, a strong case can be made for the team’s running backs becoming just as big a disappointment.

NFC West midseason reports

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
With three consecutive 100-yard rushing games, RB Steven Jackson has been the Rams' top offensive weapon by far. Read our midseason reports on NFC West teams.

Cardinals place Iwebema on I.R.; re-sign Obiozor

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
The Cardinals placed DE Kenny Iwebema (knee) on I.R. and re-signed LB Cyril Obiozor from the Chargers' practice squad on Tuesday.

Receiver frustration hits stars hard

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 1:20 a.m. ET
For Larry Fitzgerald, the Panthers' Steve Smith, Chad Ochocinco and Wes Welker, not catching passes at their normal rates has led to some frustration.

Cardinals continuing to run on empty

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
Perhaps more blame for the Cardinals' medicore season up to now should be placed on a running game that has been a major disappointment the first eight games.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week in their 27-24 comeback win over the Cardinals in Week Nine.

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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