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Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson proclaims self 'diabetes-free'
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

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."

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Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson could return punts this season
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

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.”

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Cardinals DB Patrick Peterson says his diabetes is under control
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

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.

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Cardinals' Peterson said it may be tough to keep Cromartie
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

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."

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Cardinals' Patrick Peterson's contract becomes fully guaranteed Friday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

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.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Arizona Cardinals166459.051210.51013
2012Arizona Cardinals165552.0307649.131016
2013Arizona Cardinals164240.02035919.743013
2014Arizona Cardinals165043.07133010.03017
Kick Returns
2011Arizona Cardinals1600---000
2012Arizona Cardinals1600---000
2013Arizona Cardinals1611818.01800
2014Arizona Cardinals1600---000
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2011Arizona Cardinals16442269915.99948
2012Arizona Cardinals1651144268.42604
2013Arizona Cardinals1633221986.02201
2014Arizona Cardinals16000---000
2011Arizona Cardinals1616100.00000
2012Arizona Cardinals16162136.517001
2013Arizona Cardinals16164215.312002
2014Arizona Cardinals161600---0000
2011Arizona Cardinals16161-1-1.0-10000
2012Arizona Cardinals16163113.770000
2013Arizona Cardinals16166549.0190003
2014Arizona Cardinals161600---00000
2011Arizona Cardinals161600---0---0000/000---
2012Arizona Cardinals161600---0---0000/000---
2013Arizona Cardinals161611100.01717.0017000/000118.8
2014Arizona Cardinals161600---0---0000/000---
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011Arizona Cardinals1641020020
2012Arizona Cardinals16730416050
2013Arizona Cardinals1630020020
2014Arizona Cardinals1600000000
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