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Adrian Peterson traded to the Cardinals

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  1. Rmfnlt

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    I think I'll just concentrate on JAX for now.
     
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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...n-out-in-arizona-with-adrian-peterson-on-way/

    Chris Johnson out in Arizona with Adrian Peterson on way
    Posted by Josh Alper on October 10, 2017

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    The Cardinals made their trade of running back Adrian Peterson official on Tuesday afternoon, but Peterson won’t be joining another one of the seven men to run for 2,000 yards in a season on the Arizona roster.

    The Cardinals didn’t announce a corresponding move, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cardinals will release Chris Johnson with Peterson joining the club. That’s not a surprising move as the move for Peterson was directly related to Johnson’s sluggish production the last four weeks.

    Johnson spent the last two seasons with the Cardinals and returned to the club after David Johnson dislocated his wrist in the season opener. He’s run 45 times for 114 yards and caught five passes for 43 yards, leaving much to be desired in terms of what the Cardinals would like to see out of the backfield.

    It remains to be seen if Peterson can provide it after failing to do much of anything during his brief stint with the Saints, but the Cardinals are obviously convinced that Johnson can’t give them what they need.
     
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    A.P. has always needed a lot of reps. to get going, he didn't get that in NOLA! I'm not sure he'll get it with Arians!!
     
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    They're a tougher matchup for us with AP in their backfield. Good pickup for them. Bastids.
     
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    Hehehe.......that was perfect!

    He's finished, it's over. Put a fork in him.

    They only have Ingram now though right?

    Wanna bet? He's not going to help the genius at all HAHAHA.

    freak the Cardinals and Arians.
     
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    The rookie Alvin Kamara who's doing very well in that offense and is probably a better fit than even Ingram.
     
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    #27 BonifayRam, Oct 10, 2017
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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000859508/article/saints-trade-rb-adrian-peterson-to-cardinals

    Salvaging a potential free agency disaster, the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday traded future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals.The two teams announced the trade Tuesday, and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Cardinals are sending the Saints a conditional 2018 sixth-rounder in the deal.

    "I'm so ecstatic," Peterson texted NFL Network's Stacey Dales following the trade.

    Peterson, who has just 27 carries for 81 yards over his first four games with Sean Payton and Drew Brees, will now get a chance to play the featured role he always saw himself best suited for. Down David Johnson, the Arizona Cardinals are desperate for a spark on the ground.

    "We are always on the lookout for opportunities to improve our team and we look at this as one of those opportunities," Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said in a statement provided by the team. "What Adrian has accomplished in this league is well-established. Our need for a spark in our running game right now is also obvious and we are excited to give him the chance to provide that."

    The move joins the 32-year-old with the NFL's oldest roster. Carson Palmer (38) and Larry Fitzgerald (34) are among the team's most dependable weapons at the moment. The Cardinals were heavily mentioned as a potential destination for Peterson when it was obvious the running back's tenure was coming to an end in Minnesota.

    Running back Chris Johnson has been released following the trade, the team announced.

    It was clear from the Saints' first game that Peterson was not going to fit with Payton's versatile, high-flying offense. Rookie Alvin Kamara is far closer to the Darren Sproles hybrid that makes the most sense in the pass-heavy scheme.

    Peterson, typically best with the quarterback under center in an I-formation or traditional single-back, might have found his match with the old school Bruce Arians.


    The move frees the seven-time Pro Bowler but puts him behind an offensive line that has struggled to date. No Cardinals back is averaging more than four yards per carry. At least one analytic grading service -- Pro Football Focus -- rated all five of Arizona's current starters in their lowest category.

    Peterson did not shy away from his unhappiness in New Orleans. He was seen on the sideline lobbying Payton to utilize the ground game during a Week 1 nationally televised game. He mentioned that the amount of carries he was receiving was not what he signed up for. His final game as a Saint in London yielded four carries for four yards in a 20-0 win over the Dolphins.

    His third NFL team could give the rest of the league a glimpse at the future. For years, Peterson has defied expectations for an aging running back but seems to have settled back down to earth. He rushed back from a serious knee injury last year in Minnesota but did not have the same rampaging style that defined his early career.

    Might a glimpse of the old Peterson return in Arizona?
     
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    Peterson is due a further $706K in guaranteed salary this year. The Saints will have to pay his replacement so they aren't really saving anything. They're pretty much admitting they've wasted $2.25M over 5 weeks and just want to move on. $706K isn't much to the Cardinals and Peterson's contract isn't guaranteed for 2018. If the Cardinals aren't in contention late in the season they may dump Peterson to save the conditional pick.
     
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    Remember that time your #1 fantasy RB got hurt and was announced out for the season.

    Remember how you didn’t have any competent backup RB’s so you scoured the waiver wire all year for any RB that could help even a little.

    But none of your waiver RB’s could
    Help because they were on teams with horrible O-lines.

    And then you finished in last place.

    Bruce Arians is now you.
     
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    Peterson has skillet hands..........
     
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    I could only give your post one rating, so I gave it a HaHa, but consider this response an also-deserved high five!
     
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    I wouldn't doubt AP just yet....he'll be pretty motivated...I bet he plays Sunday
     
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    You bet your ass I put in a waiver claim on him for my fantasy team. :D
     
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    He's done. I hope we nail that child-beater hard on every drive.
     
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