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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 keep faith in struggling Peterson

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Cardinals CB-RS Patrick Peterson has had his share of problems this season. But we hear he's still considered the least of the team's concerns.

Cardinals LB Schofield done for the season

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
The Cardinals placed LB O’Brien Schofield on injured reserve with an ankle injury and re-signed DE Ronald Talley.

Are Cardinals contenders or pretenders?

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Mark Brown says that perhaps the Cardinals' fast start was a false pretense to the reality that followed.

Former NFL WR David Boston guilty of battery

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
Former NFL WR David Boston could face nearly three years in prison for punching a woman last year.

Cobb, Packers hand Cardinals fifth loss in a row

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Randall Cobb added two scoring catches and the Packers got a 31-17 victory Sunday that handed the Cardinals their fifth straight loss.

Cardinals not likely to revamp coaching staff

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
Our Cardinals sources don't believe the team will make any changes in the coaching staff despite the hard times in the desert as of late.

Thursday's 60-second rant: NFC West defenses bending and breaking bad

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the sudden vulnerability of the defenses in St. Louis, Seattle and Arizona.

Fingers point to O-line as root of Cardinals' woes

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
A struggling offensive line, including OLT D'Anthony Batiste, is a big reason for the Cardinals' four-game losing streak.

Smith almost perfect as 49ers flatten Cardinals

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
Alex Smith completed 18-of-19 passes for 232 yards and three TDs as the 49ers flexed their NFC West dominance with a 24-3 win over the Cardinals.

Injuries of all shapes and sizes hurting Cardinals

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
While serious injuries have taken a mighty toll on the Cardinals, lesser nagging injuries are also hurting the team's cause.

Key matchup: Niners RBs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter vs. Cardinals run defense

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush focuses on Niners RBs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter vs. Arizona's run defense in the Week Eight Monday-night game.

NFC West Spin cycle: Cardinals continue to stumble

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Storm clouds are hovering over the Cardinals, who dropped their third game in a row and showed no signs of turning things around in Minnesota.

Vikings hand Cardinals third straight loss

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran 23 times for 153 yards and a first-quarter touchdown and the Vikings beat Arizona 21-14.

Kolb's status with Cardinals getting shakier

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb's latest injury appears to have made his future in the desert look increasingly iffy.

Report: Cardinals QB Kolb out several weeks with rib injury

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb will be out for several weeks after having multiple ribs detach from his sternum, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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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