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Cardinals expected to release Adrian Peterson Monday

12 March 2018

Adrian Peterson's time in the desert could be coming to a close.

The former All-pro running back is expected to participate in Arizona's offseason activities and likely will reclaim his starting role next season.

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After just six games with his new team during the 2017 National Football League season, the Arizona Cardinals are expected to release the all-pro running back, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Due a $750,000 roster bonus on March 16, it was always unlikely the tailback saw that incentive. Peterson had a couple of impressive outings for Arizona, but wound up on injured reserve with a neck injury before the year was out.

The Cardinals have David Johnson, Bronson Hill, Elijhaa Penny, T.J. Logan and Darius Victor as running backs under contract for next season.

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As part of the trade, the Cardinals sent New Orleans a conditional sixth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Schefter reports that there is a chance he could return to the Cardinals.

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Cardinals expected to release Adrian Peterson Monday