Cardinals to release RB Peterson

Cardinals to release RB Peterson

The Adrian Peterson era in Arizona has reached its conclusion.

The Arizona Cardinals are expected to release Adrian Peterson this week, but the veteran running back could apparently end up returning to the team.

If he's still on the roster by Friday, he will be due a bonus of $750,000.

The 32-year-old appeared in four games with the Cardinals last season before being placed on injured reserve with a neck injury in December. Peterson rushed for 529 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Saints and Cardinals before a neck injury he suffered in November cost him the final five weeks of the season.

Peterson, who turns 33 this month, was once the league's premier running back for the Minnesota Vikings.

The source said Peterson could re-sign with the Cardinals at a later date.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection, he was the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2007 and won the MVP award in 2012 when he rushed for a single-season career-best 2,097 yards. In those six games, Peterson had 448 rushing yards with no touchdowns.



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