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Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson talks about how he found out he was traded. Michael Chow/azcentral.com
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Bruce Arians gives his take on loss to the Eagles | 1:31
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians faces the media, Monday, October 9, 2017, at the Tempe training facility, to talk about the embarrassing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Somers, Moore discuss Cardinals loss to Eagles | 0:00
Kent Somers and Greg Moore discuss the Cardinals’ loss to the Eagles.
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Larry Fitzgerald: It was a must-win game in October.
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Deone Bucannon on his return to the field for Cardinals | 1:34
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Somers and McManaman at Cards practice Wednesday | 2:31
Kent Somers and Bob McManaman of azcentral sports break down the Arizona Cardinals after practice at the Tempe training facility, Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
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Carson Palmer looks ahead to 49ers | 1:34
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Azcentral sports’ Kent Somers and Bob McManaman on the Cardinals’ loss to the Cowboys and where they are at heading toward their game against the 49ers next week.
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Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians recaps the Cardinals’ loss to the Cowboys on Monday night. David Wallace/azcentral sports
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On the same day the Cardinals acquired one Peterson, one of the NFL’s better defensive backs of all-time suggested the Cardinals should trade the Peterson they already had on their roster.
During Tuesday’s telecast of “21st and Prime” on the NFL Network, analyst and Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders speculated that cornerback Patrick Peterson has grown frustrated with playing for the Cardinals and that Arizona should consider trading the six-time Pro Bowl selection to the Green Bay Packers.
Earlier in the day, the Cardinals announced they had dealt a conditional (sixth-round) draft pick to the Saints in exchange for running back Adrian Peterson, the three-time NFL rushing champion who ranks 16th all-time in total rushing yards with 11,828.
“I don’t know if you know it, but do you remember a guy by the name of Prime Time?” Sanders said, referring to himself. “He was kind of in the same situation with a struggling team called the Atlanta Falcons. Then lo and behold, this team from San Francisco just needed this little extra push, called, and he came on running and the rest is history – a gold jacket later.
“Let me tell you something. Patrick Peterson is a shutdown corner. He’s a prolific corner and he’s a prolific punt returner. But he’s getting frustrated – solid frustration – playing with the Arizona Cardinals. I wish they would let him go – if we had our dreams and wishes – to let him go to a playoff contender, possibly a Super Bowl contender in the Green Bay Packers. That would be phenomenal. It would be good for our game. It would be good for both parties because I’m sure Arizona could get a whole lot for a Patrick Peterson.”
Sanders, it should be noted, also called for the Cardinals to trade Peterson back in July. That time, however, he suggested they should move him to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Peterson wasn’t available for comment on Wednesday – he usually speaks to the media on Thursday – but Cardinals safety Tyvon Branch laughed off Sanders’ suggestion of trading Peterson, period.
“I don’t know, man, it sounds like he’s got something personal tied into that,” Branch said. “I don’t know what’s going on with that. Pat loves being here and he’s a great teammate. He goes out there and he plays with a lot of passion, he plays with a lot of heart. You can see from his style of play, man, he gets after their best receiver every week, so I don’t know where that came from.”
Peterson stuck with No. 23
He’s worn No. 28 ever since he entered the NFL in 2007, but upon becoming a member of the Cardinals this week, Adrian Peterson had no luck in trying to pry No. 28 away from cornerback Justin Bethel. That’s been Bethel’s number for the past six seasons, and Peterson either didn’t or wouldn’t offer up enough to make Bethel change jersey numbers.
“We had a conversation. It didn’t last long at all,” Peterson said. “We kind of discussed it a little bit, and at the end of the day, I’ll be wearing a different number. … We just didn’t agree, I’ll say that.”
For now, at least, Peterson will wear No. 23, which most recently belonged to the man he replaces in the Cardinals’ backfield, Chris Johnson. Peterson said he has no issues with Bethel holding on to No. 28 and added he respects him as a person and a player.
“I like him. He’s a guy that I’ve watched and I appreciate,” Peterson said. “He’s one of those guys that came from the bottom who has made a name for himself. He’s a hard worker and he represents that number well. If it was another guy, I would probably be tougher on him, but he can have it.
Rookie guard Dorian Johnson, a fourth-round pick out of Pittsburgh who initially was seen as one of the Cardinals’ starting guards of the future, was signed off of Arizona’s practice squad by the Houston Texans. By rule, he had to be added to the Texans’ 53-man active roster.
When he was drafted, Johnson was to compete with second-year pro Evan Boehm for the starting right guard spot and/or possibly be ready to eventually replace veteran left guard Mike Iupati. Johnson never made a push, however, struggling in training camp and during the preseason.
Why didn’t it work out?
“It just didn’t,” coach Bruce Arians said. “He struggled in pass protection and we saw progress, but not the speed that we would have liked to add him on the active roster.”
The Cardinals re-signed tackle/guard Givens Price to replace Johnson on the 10-man practice squad.
McCoy warns of ‘uproar’
Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy, speaking on ESPN’s Adam Schefter’s podcast, said he thinks there could be an “uproar” if NFL players are forced to stand for the national anthem.
“I don’t think guys are gonna like it,” McCoy said. “I think it’s gonna be an uproar if that is to happen because you’re basically taking away a constitutional right to freedom of speech. If guys want to have a – I guess you would call it a peaceful protest – I don’t think it’s right to take that away.”
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