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Cardinals release RB Adrian Peterson

By on March 12, 2018

The Adrian Peterson era in Phoenix has come to an end.

According to reports, the Arizona Cardinals have decided to cut the veteran running back just days before he is due to receive a $750,000 bonus.

Peterson, who the Cardinals acquired in a mid-season trade with the New Orleans Saints in October 17, accumulated 129 carries, 448 rushing yards, two touchdowns and three fumbles in six games from the franchise. He was just a year removed from a season-ending knee injury (torn meniscus in right knee) he sustained in Week 2 of the 2016 season, which definitely had an impact on his explosiveness and overall effectiveness at his position.

The Cardinals are not ruling out bringing Peterson back later in the year, but will only do so if he is willing to accept less money and less playing time now that David Johnson is set to return from injury.

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