Chris Johnson out in Arizona with Adrian Peterson on way

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The Cardinals made their trade of running back Adrian Peterson official on Tuesday afternoon, but Peterson won’t be joining another one of the seven men to run for 2,000 yards in a season on the Arizona roster.

The Cardinals didn’t announce a corresponding move, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cardinals will release Chris Johnson with Peterson joining the club. That’s not a surprising move as the move for Peterson was directly related to Johnson’s sluggish production the last four weeks.

Johnson spent the last two seasons with the Cardinals and returned to the club after David Johnson dislocated his wrist in the season opener. He’s run 45 times for 114 yards and caught five passes for 43 yards, leaving much to be desired in terms of what the Cardinals would like to see out of the backfield.

It remains to be seen if Peterson can provide it after failing to do much of anything during his brief stint with the Saints, but the Cardinals are obviously convinced that Johnson can’t give them what they need.

21 responses to “Chris Johnson out in Arizona with Adrian Peterson on way

  1. will be interesting to see if Chris Johnson makes the HOF or not. I think he is borderline, but probably won’t make it in.

  2. CJ2K, you’re only 32 years-old. Any one of a number of other teams can still use your breakaway speed. Please consider helping out lil’ bro Manning (Eli) by coming to New York.

  3. I happen to believe AP still has gas in the tank. He just needs an opportunity which he never received in N.O. Win-win for both clubs and CJ was done 4 years ago.

  4. One washed up running back being replaced by another washed up running back…with a washed up quarterback and Swiss cheese offensive line. It’s totally going to work, right?

  5. I think AP still has something left. Hope he does well.

    The injuries to quality players this year have been brutal. David Johnson, Alan Robinson, David Carr, Edelman, JJ Watt, OBJ, etc etc etc not good.

    Alan Robinson tore his ACL on 3rd play of the 1st game…

  6. ovaw8lova says:
    October 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    I happen to believe AP still has gas in the tank. He just needs an opportunity which he never received in N.O. Win-win for both clubs and CJ was done 4 years ago.

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    I happen to believe you haven’t seen AP run in over 5 years if that’s your take

  7. I think Bruce Arians has long since lost his team. His antics have a shelf life and his has expired. I’m sick of him, and I’m don’t have to deal with him at all, let alone every day.

  8. minnesotablizzard says:

    October 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    ovaw8lova says:
    October 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    I happen to believe AP still has gas in the tank. He just needs an opportunity which he never received in N.O. Win-win for both clubs and CJ was done 4 years ago.

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    I happen to believe you haven’t seen AP run in over 5 years if that’s your take

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    Five years ago he ran for over 2,000 yards. Two years ago he led the NFL in rushing. He’s done now, no doubt about it, but he’s certainly not been washed up for five years.

  9. I think Bruce Arians has long since lost his team. His antics have a shelf life and his has expired. I’m sick of him, and I’m don’t have to deal with him at all, let alone every day

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    Bruce is the kind of guy that will throw every single person on his team under the bus individually before taking any responsibility. Somehow he thinks accepting responsibility is a sign of weakness. Last week he said the blocking was the problem the o line is the problem… how long before he throws Adrian under the bus?

    Say what you want about Pete Carroll but his players love him and that is undeniable.

  10. Can you just imagine what that teams record would be without, in my opinion at least, one of the top 5 receivers of all time in Larry Fitzgerald? If there’s any player I wish the Hawks had opened Fort Knox for it’s him.

  11. It is amazing how many say AP is washed up. Put him behind KC’s or Tennessee’s offensive line and see if he truly is that washed up. I expect AP to struggle in Az because the offensive line is terrible.

  12. Come on AP, retire and quit embarrassing yourself. Walk into the HOF with your head up. Why is it Running Backs like Prize Fighters never realize when their careers are over. They have to struggle through 2 or 3 horrible years before they finally get it.
    I suppose having all those Bastard Children to pay Child Support on, makes a difference.. Those Baby Mommas hit the Lottery bedding AP.

  13. Desperation move. You’ll never get over passing on Carr to take some safety who can’t cover in 2014. I literally could not believe my ears when the Cardinals passed on Carr, but as a Seahawks fan, I was delighted.

    Back to irrelevancy for you Cards fans. The Patriots fans will be joining you in a few more games…

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