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Cardinals were smart to not restructure Patrick Peterson’s deal

So now we know why Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson was pissed at the team. They refused to convert a large chunk of his $11 million to something other than base salary, which would have allowed him to reduce the $3.88 million he’ll lose during his six-game PED-and-masking-agent suspension, possibly dramatically. Peterson cheated, tried to cover [more]

Marcus Gilbert: I am ecstatic to be a Cardinal

After we and others wrote about offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert‘s disappointing final season in Pittsburgh and subsequent trade to Arizona, Gilbert took to Twitter to say he felt that his views were misconstrued. Gilbert said his final season with the Steelers — which saw him end the year on injured reserve — was disappointing to [more]

Which General Managers are on the hot seat, post-Maccagnan?

One of the biggest stories of the week came on Wednesday, when the Jets fired G.M. Mike Maccagnan. That move sparked Friday’s PFT Live draft, which looked at the General Managers who are on the hottest seats as the 2019 season approaches. The stakes are high. Although Dave Gettleman and John Dorsey landed new G.M. jobs [more]

The standard post-PED platitudes are far less plausible for Patrick Peterson

When a player tests positive for a PED, he necessarily was caught cheating. In most cases, however, statements from the player and the team tend to soften the notion that the player was caught cheating. But the fact remains that the player was caught cheating. Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson definitely was caught cheating. As reported [more]

Cardinals could be underdogs every week this year

Since the league expanded to 16 regular-season games in the late ’70s, only 20 teams started the campaign as underdogs in every game. The team that won’t have No. 21 for the first six games of the year could be the 21st to enter the season as the pick to lose each and every week. [more]

Marcus Gilbert felt like a disappointment after Steelers traded him

The Steelers traded offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert to the Cardinals in March, and that left Gilbert regretting not being able to finish his career in Pittsburgh. “I felt like I disappointed a lot of people in Steeler Nation,” Gilbert told ESPN. “It hasn’t been easy.” Gilbert was a second-round draft pick of the Steelers in [more]

Patrick Peterson apologizes, looks to “move forward”

It was not the best of days for Patrick Peterson to have his foundation’s event. The Cardinals cornerback said the plan was to announce his suspension next week. Instead, the NFL confirmed the six-game suspension earlier Thursday, prompting Peterson to offer an unscripted apology before his charity event. “Definitely, definitely sorry for what happened today,” [more]

Report: Patrick Peterson tested positive for PED and masking agent

When Adam Schefter of ESPN initially reported that Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson was suspended eight games and then adjusted it the report to six games and added that Peterson had dropped his appeal, the revision created the impression that Peterson had been suspended eight games and that, by dropping his appeal, he received a reduction [more]

Ted Ginn says he’s willing to race anyone for $10,000

Saints receiver Ted Ginn is 34 and has played 12 NFL seasons. He ran a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash at the 2007 Combine while recovering from a sprained foot and said 4.22 is the fastest he has ever run. Ginn, though, claims he remains the NFL’s fastest player, listing Tyreek Hill, Marquise Goodwin and [more]

Cardinals statement: Patrick Peterson recognizes team’s disappointment

The NFL announced Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson‘s six-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. The team, which will play without Peterson until its seventh game on Oct. 20 against the Giants, released a statement. “Patrick recognizes how disappointing this is for everyone in the organization as well as our fans,” the Cardinals [more]

Report: Peterson wanted Cardinals to restructure his contract after suspension

There’s been a widespread perception for months that cornerback Patrick Peterson is upset with the Cardinals, but today’s news that he’ll be suspended for the first six games of the season may point to the reason for his unhappiness. According to John Gambadoro of 98.7-FM, Peterson became angry with the Cardinals when he first learned [more]

PED suspension brings Patrick Peterson’s Pro Bowl streak to an end

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson‘s impressive streak of Pro Bowls will come to an end after today’s news that he is suspended for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Peterson has made eight Pro Bowls in his first eight NFL seasons, and he and Barry Sanders are the two youngest players ever to make it to [more]

NFL suspends Patrick Peterson six games

At a time when uncertainty still lingered regarding whether cornerback Patrick Peterson will play for the Cardinals in 2019, we now have an answer: He won’t. At least not for the first six games of the season. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the NFL has suspended Peterson six games under the PED policy. Schefter [more]

Adrian Wilson earns promotion to director of pro scouting

The Cardinals announced six promotions within their scouting department, including naming Adrian Wilson the director of pro scouting. Quentin Harris now has the title of director of player personnel; Dru Grigson earned a promotion to assistant director of player personnel; Chris Culmer now is director of college scouting; Josh Scobey is western regional scout; and [more]

Patrick Peterson trade talk not going away

Despite the Cardinals’ insistence that Patrick Peterson will remain in Arizona, talk that he could be traded has not gone away. The Arizona Republic published a roundup of the rumors, which include former NFL player Antonio Bryant continuing his Twitter campaign that Peterson will be traded to the Chiefs. Bryant’s track record is not impressive. [more]

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