• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson gets INT in Week 2 win

    Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson recorded three tackles and an interception in Sunday's Week 2 contest against the Bears. After a disappointing 2014 season, Peterson showed up to camp in great shape and assured everyone that he was healthy and ready to go. He looked good on Sunday against Jay Cutler and the Bears when he recorded his first interception of the year. Peterson picked off 7 passes back in 2012 and if he could possibly regain that form, he'd be a solid IDP at the cornerback position.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson proclaims self 'diabetes-free'

    Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson said he worked hard in the offseason to lose weight and slow the Type 2 diabetes that affected his play last season, per the team website. Peterson was diagnosed during the early part of last season, but still managed to make the Pro Bowl after making 50 tackles and grabbing three interceptions. "It's a big step, especially after you first find out about something like that, you worry it's life-threatening. But it's definitely something that's controllable," Peterson said. "The team doctors and (head athletic trainer) Tom Reed have done a great job monitoring, and I've been great so far. I'm ready to move forward."

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson could return punts this season

    Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson said it's possible he could return punts this season. Peterson didn't return punts a year ago as Tedd Ginn did. With Ginn gone, it's an open competition and one that even the team's star cornerback could wind up getting. In his career, Peterson has totaled 1,323 punt return yards and four touchdowns. "Honestly, I do think there's a decent chance," Peterson told the Cardinals' website. "Now that we have nothing but young guys, I'll be the vet who understands these types of situations – how to handle those sky punts, how to handle those backed-up punts. I think there's a very, very high percentage chance that I'll get at least a couple this year."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals DB Patrick Peterson says his diabetes is under control

    Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson admits dealing with diabetes affected his play during the 2014 season, reports The Arizona Republic. "Yeah, it did," he said. "I'd rather not go into deep detail about that. It was a situation that occurred during the season. The team [doctors] found it and got it all under wraps." Despite the diabetic diagnosis, Peterson said he doesn't expect it to be an issue moving forward. "No question it made a big difference and once they found out what the problem was, they put their hands around the throat, wrangled it and we moved forward from it," he said.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Peterson said it may be tough to keep Cromartie

    Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson would like to keep teammate Antonio Cromartie in the secondary. However, he understands that may be a difficult task to pull off. Speaking to ESPN.com, Peterson said that Cromartie, set to become a free agent in March, has talked about possibly heading back to the Jets, where he played from 2010-2013. Making the Jets more attractive is the fact that former Cardinals defenisve coordinator Todd Bowles took over as the new head coach. "That's all he talks about is freaking New York," Peterson said. "I'm definitely trying to get him to stay and we'll see what happens." In a previous interview with the NFL Network, Cromartie made mention that he will keep his options open this offseason. "I'm leaving the door open," Cromartie said. "Right now, until the Super Bowl is over, I'm still an Arizona Cardinal. Until they come to me about a contract, I'm still an Arizona Cardinal. Once March 10 at 4 o'clock hits, March 12 at 9 a.m. hits, and no one's offered me a contract, then I'm free game. And I'm open to anything to go out and try to win a championship and help any organization."

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Cardinals' Patrick Peterson's contract becomes fully guaranteed Friday

    Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson's contract became fully guaranteed Friday, according to CBSSports.com's Joel Corry. Peterson, who is set to make $11.6 million in 2015 base salary, totaled 50 tackles and grabbed three interceptions for Arizona in 2014. In his first four seasons, Peterson has 15 interceptions and 211 tackles. He is under contract with the Cardinals through 2020.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Lions-Cardinals to feature premier WR-CB matchup Sunday

    The Mutual Admiration Society has two steadfast members in the NFL fraternity - Lions super wideout Calvin Johnson and Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. The two will be going head-to-head Sunday at Arizona. "No doubt there's respect," Johnson told MLive.com. "You've got players that play hard out there on the field, make plays for their team. So, there's definitely a big level of respect there." Peterson feels the same about Johnson, calling him "by far the most dynamic and athletic receiver in the league" during a recent radio interview. Johnson, however, will likely not be matched up against Peterson throughout. Antonio Cromartie could also line up against Megatron at times, though his primary assignment will be Golden Tate.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Cards' Peterson: 'Now that I'm 100 percent, I've turned the corner'

    As he prepares to face Lions wideout Calvin Johnson on Sunday, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson told SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio that he's put his rough start to the season behind him. Peterson quieted Dez Bryant in Week 9, then intercepted his first two passes of the season Sunday against the Rams, returning one 30 yards for a touchdown. "I was disappointed in my first half of the season, I believe I wasn't playing to my standards," Peterson said, via NFL.com. "I was fighting through injuries. Now that I'm 100 percent, I've turned the corner, and I'm ready to roll from here on out." The Cardinals and Lions are playing for the third straight year. Though Johnson caught 16 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in the previous two matchups, the Cardinals won both.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Injured Cardinals cleared to play Week 9

    Several Cardinals who were on the injury report are active for Sunday's game at Dallas. The list includes defensive end Calais Campbell (knee), linebacker Kenny Demens (knee), safety Tony Jefferson (concussion), safety Rashad Johnson (knee), tight end Troy Niklas (ankle) and cornerback Patrick Peterson (concussion).

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals list mostly probables on Friday injury report

    Running back Stepfan Taylor (calf), who has been ruled out as expected by the Cardinals for their Sunday game in Dallas, is the lone no-go. Safety Tony Jefferson (knee) and tight end Troy Niklas (ankle) are questionable. The rest on their Friday injury list are probable, including standout cornerback Patrick Peterson (concussion). They are defensive end Calais Campbell (knee), linebacker Kenny Demens (knee), running back Andre Ellington (foot), wideout Michael Floyd (knee) and safety Rashad Johnson (knee).