Patrick Peterson joins Adrian Peterson in missing practice

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Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson joined running back Adrian Peterson on the sideline Thursday. Neither player practiced.

Patrick Peterson, who has a balky hamstring, practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, so the downgrade in his status puts his availability for Sunday in doubt. The Titans, who expect to see the return of receiver Rishard Matthews, would benefit from Peterson’s absence.

Opponents have thrown in Patrick Peterson’s direction only 43 times, and, via Cardinals senior vice president of media relations Mark Dalton, Peterson is the NFL’s only cornerback to play more than 400 snaps and face fewer than 50 targets.

Adrian Peterson has remained out since injuring his neck on his final carry two weeks ago against the Jaguars. Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that Adrian Peterson needed “time and doctors.”

Left tackle Jared Veldheer (elbow) also has not practiced this week. Fifth-round choice Will Holden will start if Veldheer can’t play.

Defensive lineman Josh Mauro, who was limited in Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury, didn’t practice Thursday.

3 responses to “Patrick Peterson joins Adrian Peterson in missing practice

  1. Now that the Cards season is over, the veterans are going to take it real easy and be very careful about their health, because there’s going to be a housecleaning and rebuilding coming for the team next year. Age and free agency losses have closed the team’s window, they’ll be a steady 6-10 for the next five years at least.

  2. With bad (overall) draft decisions and bad UDFA/FA signings (and un-signings) by Keim, along with a terrible conditioning program, plus the stubborn, dogged and predictable play calling by BA, the Cards will be lucky to reach 6-10 for the next 3-4 seasons.

    Most likely, the Cards will sink back to the days of 4-12 as the Rams, 49ers, and Seahawks have been busy reloading and prepping young talent that will keep sinking the Cards to their traditional bottom feeder position.

    BTW, when was the last time BA threw in a creative offensive wrinkle that surprised their opponent? When was the last time that dusty, thick, and archaic offensive playbook got revised to exploit defensive weaknesses of the opponent? Not in BA’s lifetime it hasn’t happened.

  3. He used to be able to compensate for lack of savvy with his athleticism. Now we see that is deteriorating. Soon he’ll have nothing.

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