Cardinals plan to cut Adrian Peterson

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After playing just six games for the Cardinals, Adrian Peterson appears to be done in Arizona.

The Cardinals are planning to cut Peterson, Mike Jurecki of 98.7 FM reports.

Peterson is heading into the second year of the two-year, $7 million contract he signed with the Saints last year. Peterson lasted just four games in New Orleans before the Saints traded him to the Cardinals.

Although Peterson had two very good games for the Cardinals, he struggled in the other four, and with David Johnson coming back in 2018, the Cardinals don’t have much of a need at running back.

Peterson, who will turn 33 in March, may not have anything left. He has totaled just 601 yards in the last two seasons, and it remains to be seen whether any team will want him in 2018.

63 responses to “Cardinals plan to cut Adrian Peterson

  1. AD is all but done. He had a great run with the Vikes, but father time has caught up. I think he would be wise to hang it up now while he still showed some flashes of his old self. The more he drags it out, the more his legacy will be tarnished. He may find a team to take him on this year, but he is not going to see a lot of carries.

  2. This make’s sense from Arizona’s perspective. Arizona has arguably the best & most complete dual threat back in the NFL in all-pro RB/WR David Johnson who doubles as an elite #2 WR. With Johnson back healthy Arizona will have one of the best rushing offenses in the game. Arizona also has 5″10/200pd RB/WR TJ Logan who also doubles as an excellent WR with rare 4.35 40spd, has excellent hands and is an excellent route runner and looked extremely good all thru camp and pre-season before breaking his wrist in the pre-season, Arizona is very high on him. Logan will be an excellent 3rd scat back and receiver for Arizona. AZ has a power RB in 6″1/235pd Elijah Penny who showed a ton of potential in his rookie season last year. With Johnson back healthy they have no need for Peterson and will use the cap space elsewhere.

  3. Ha, as I repeatedly predicted in my posts when Cards first got him, his stats would be appalling – a 20yd/game back. And what did he manage? = 21.5ypg. And Cards and Saints took massive PR hits for every inch.

  4. One of the best of all time, but to continue would be embarrassing himself and what he once was.

  5. Adrian Peterson…done at 2600 carries…

    Emmitt Smith…4400 carries…

    This just puts in perspective how great Emmitt Smith was. He’s not just the best athlete football has ever seen. He’s one of the best athletes this world has ever seen…He literally owns the most untouchable record in any professional sport ever!!!
    And please spare me the Jerry Rice bit…he’s never even been a league MVP! And please spare me the Tom Brady bit…Belichik is more responsible for the Patriots success! He’s proven he can actually win without Brady! And it’s more likely someone catches any of Brady’s or Rice’s records before a bloodhound could even attempt to sniff Emmitt Smiths record, let alone a human playing running back!

  6. I still can’t believe Frank Gore is still so productive and was drafted 2 years before Peterson. Frank was in for the marathon while Peterson was more of a sprinter type of career. Explosive but ran out of gas.

  7. The self proclaimed genius’ down in Arizona gave up a draft pick to get this guy.. why? Not like you were gonna make the playoffs. Made no sense. I’ll be glad when this dude is outta the league. Too and it just means more time at home with his kids… oh wait his kids are with 7 different women so they won’t even know he retired cuz he won’t be around unless they need their butt kicked. Great running back bad human.

  8. Wow, twmp420, at first your comment was completely infuriating. But Gore has more TDS and more yards from scrimmage.

    Best of AD was certainly better than best of Gore, but Gore’s level of consistency is pretty remarkable.

  9. He’s a first-ballot hall of famer, no question about it. But I think no matter what level you are on, it’s important to respect your coach (especially during a game). He behaved like a spoiled prima donna in New Orleans and that was quite a sight to behold.

  10. streetyson says:
    January 31, 2018 at 10:53 pm
    Ha, as I repeatedly predicted in my posts when Cards first got him, his stats would be appalling – a 20yd/game back. And what did he manage? = 21.5ypg. And Cards and Saints took massive PR hits for every inch.
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    Arizona didnt acquire Peterson with the idea they would be keeping him long term. AZ picked him up when they still had a shot at the playoffs when Palmer was still healthy and they just badly needed a run game, giving up a very late round draft pick was worth it to try and jump start the running game, which Peterson did until the O-Line then fell apart due to injuries as well. AZ knew all along he would just be a one year rental, being they have David Johnson. With free-agency starting soon this is just the first move AZ makes before F/A starts to free up space.

  11. Hurry up Redskins! Trade for him before he gets released. Then sign him to $20 million per year for 5 years.

    Come on Snyder, This is an easy one!

  12. Are you guys actually watching AP play or judging based on his stats? When I watch him he moves the same to me. He is one dimensional but he has always been that. Let him go to Dallas and see if he is still “washed up”.

  13. The problem with Peterson is he’s essentially useless unless your going to commit to pounding the rock 25-30 times per game. Today’s offenses and game flow rarely support that gameplan.

  14. my_old_name_was_offensive says:

    February 1, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Adrian Peterson…done at 2600 carries…

    Emmitt Smith…4400 carries…

    This just puts in perspective how great Emmitt Smith was. He’s not just the best athlete football has ever seen. He’s one of the best athletes this world has ever seen…He literally owns the most untouchable record in any professional sport ever!!!
    And please spare me the Jerry Rice bit…he’s never even been a league MVP! And please spare me the Tom Brady bit…Belichik is more responsible for the Patriots success! He’s proven he can actually win without Brady! And it’s more likely someone catches any of Brady’s or Rice’s records before a bloodhound could even attempt to sniff Emmitt Smiths record, let alone a human playing running back!

    Guess Troy Aikman or Michael Irvin didn’t help at all not to mention the best O line in the league for majority of career, dang those facts coming into play just ruined your day

  15. One of my favorite Vikings players of all time- his highlight reels are incredible. An absolute beast in his prime.

    That said- look how much the Vikings offense opened up since they released him. With him- every 1st and 2nd down was a hand-off to Adrian w. the QB under center. Third down he was on the sidelines.

    I think it’s time for him to retire as a Viking.

  16. If anything, it puts in perspective how great Barry Sanders was. Number three on the all time rushing list, five yards a carry for his career and retired at age 30.

  17. Correction, Emmitt Smith does not own the most untouchable record. That would be Cy Young. If I remember correctly, you would have to win 20 games per year for 25 and one half years, and you’d still be 2 short. Sorry guys, if that isn’t accurate it is close.

  18. He will take the vet minimum to make his dream come true to play for the Cowboys and then retire after the season. So if he play again, we will be looking at the last season of one of the best running back this league have had the chance to witness play. Sucks to see him decline that way.

  19. I still say that if not for AP’s fumbilitis, the Vikes would have won a SB in 2010. Everyone remembers the late pick by Favre, but if not for AP being responsible for 3 earlier turnovers, the Vikes would have been ahead and Favre never throws that ball. I’m not a fan of either team, but the Vikings looked like the better team that day (save for the turnovers) and there is no question in my mind they would have clobbered the Colts in the SB.

  20. coachkilla6 says:
    January 31, 2018 at 9:21 pm
    One playoff win in his entire wasted career. And Viking fans have the gall to call him the GOAT. Joke of a player. Bigger joke of a franchise!
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    Ah, back to the same old rhetoric….you do realize that as great as AP was, he fumbled away at least two playoff wins…there can be a strong argument made that after the ’09 season, he fumbled away the Lombardi Trophy

  21. rob471773 says:
    February 1, 2018 at 8:52 am
    The problem with Peterson is he’s essentially useless unless your going to commit to pounding the rock 25-30 times per game. Today’s offenses and game flow rarely support that gameplan

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    Agreed. He’s an anachronism and has been for nearly his whole career. It’s amazing he had the career that he did without being able to pass protect or catch a football.

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