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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 Skelton carted off with ankle injury

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Cardinals starting QB John Skelton was carted off the field with a right ankle injury. Kevin Kolb replaced him.

NFL Links: How hot is Reid's seat in Philly?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
A Philadelphia writer thinks anything short of a Super Bowl appearance could get Eagles coach Andy Reid fired.

Washington agrees to long-term deal with Cardinals

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms on a new six-year contract with rising ILB Daryl Washington.

49ers expected to sign OLB Haggans

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
According to The Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are expected to sign veteran OLB Clark Haggans on Sunday.

Cardinals' QB situation remains very fluid

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
While John Skelton will start the season as the Cardinals' starting QB over Kevin Kolb, his hold on the job remains far from firm.

Vikings trade for CB Jefferson

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The Cardinals traded CB A.J. Jefferson to the Vikings on Friday night for at least one undisclosed draft pick.

Cardinals cut LB Haggans, others

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced that they have released 18 players, including veteran OLB Clark Haggans.

Report: Skelton wins Cardinals' starting job

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
John Skelton will be the Cardinals’ starting quarterback in Week One, according to Adam Caplan of The Sideline View.

Report: Redskins cut RB Hightower

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Redskins released veteran RB Tim Hightower, according to The Washington Post.

Catchy NFC West position battles

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
There are other position battles going on in the NFC West besides the QB challenges in Seattle and Arizona — most notably at wide receiver.

Cardinals release 12; place OT Brown on I.R.

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The Cardinals cut their roster to 75 players on Friday night and placed OT Levi Brown on injured reserve.

Titans, Cardinals show right, wrong ways to stock QBs

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
The Titans have done a great job handling their QB transition. The Cardinals have done it the wrong way and remain in a state of confusion there.

Skelton widens edge in Cardinals' QB competition

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Most observers of the battle for the Cardinals' starting QB job believe John Skelton has separated himself from Kevin Kolb.

Man shot at parking lot at Cardinals stadium

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
A shooting in a parking lot near the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale was a scary sidelight to the Cardinals-Raiders preseason game Friday evening.

Cardinals OLT Brown suffers triceps injury

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
Already getting heat for its mediocre performance so far this preseason, the Cardinals’ O-line could ill afford the triceps injury suffered by OT Levi Brown Friday night.

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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