Kliff Kingsbury unsure whether Patrick Peterson will show for OTAs

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It’s still not clear what’s going on with Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals, and Peterson doesn’t seem inclined to show up to the team facility and clarify anything.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury was asked today if he expected Peterson at Organized Team Activities, which begin in a couple of weeks, and he said he doesn’t know what to think.

I’m not sure about OTAs. Everything is voluntary,” Kingsbury said, via Darren Urban of the team’s website.

Last season Peterson said he wanted the Cardinals to trade him, but he later reversed course, apologized for the trade request and said he was committed to the team. This offseason, however, some cryptic social media activity by Peterson has been seen as an indication that he’s unhappy, and a report emerged that someone in the Cardinals’ front office had said something that angered Peterson.

The Cardinals have indicated that they have no interest in trading Peterson, who has played his entire career in Arizona, started all 16 games every year, and been chosen to the Pro Bowl in all eight of his NFL seasons. Whether Peterson plans to do something to force his way out, or whether he’ll be a happy camper once mandatory work begins, remains to be seen.

9 responses to “Kliff Kingsbury unsure whether Patrick Peterson will show for OTAs

  1. A.J. Green said Peterson is his toughest defender.

    REMINDER: A.J. Green DESTROYED jalen ramsey

  2. He claims to be a leader yet some words get in the way? Now I question his leadership and his attendance should be in question. Larry Fitzgerald has 16 years and he’s been the first one at work so far PP21 should take a page from his book.

  3. He’s the best man on man CB in the league. I’ve had season tickets with the Cardinals forever and watching Peterson man up the teams best WR is a pleasure to watch. The other teams best WR is always a diva and he frustrates the living day lights out of them. There is NO open space. I have NEVER seen any WR get the better of Peterson…again NEVER. The list includes Calvin Johnson (many times), Dez Bryant, Baldwin, AJ Green, Beckham, Brown…you name it he shuts them down…from speedy guys to tall to jumpers you name it …he covers it…and he shuts it DOWN. Keim isn’t dumb enough to let PP go….so wish all you want….PP is too good and in his prime.

  4. Great player, no doubt, but in major rebuilding mode now, he will be too old by the time they are good again, get what you can for him now and get younger…..

  5. Great player, HORRIBLE franchise where careers die from management starvation. Had to be Steve Keim throwing gas on the smoldering embers while seeing his own career circling the drain.
    Peterson deserves to be released if he’s unhappy so he and his family can move on with their life; to compare him with Larry Fitz (who is in an entirely different situation) is ignorant…this is business, not high school or a cult where blind “loyalty” is more important than the individual player.
    I would love to see Pat P reunite with Tyrann Mathieu in KC but could also see him going to play for BA in Tampa, where he also has family in Florida. Nothing positive can happen through forced labor, and it doesn’t appear the ills of last season haven’t changed much with a few cosmetic “improvements” to lure ticket buyers.

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