Arizona Cardinals to release Palestine native Adrian Peterson

Report: Cardinals to release RB Peterson

Report: Cardinals to release RB Peterson

Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson (23) celebrates a touchdown during the second against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The Cardinals are releasing Peterson on Monday, but they might consider re-signing him on a smaller contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. He averaged 3.5 yards on 129 carries for the Cardinals.

He spent 2017 playing brief stints with the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals.

He had games of 134 and 159 yards with the Cardinals but otherwise totaled 155 yards in the four other games before suffering a season-ending neck injury in Week 12.

Peterson, who turns 33 this month, was once the league's premier running back for the Minnesota Vikings. He also rushed for 97 of his 99 career touchdowns with the Vikings.

Acquired from New Orleans on October 10, Peterson ran for 448 yards - 314 in his first three games - and two touchdowns on 129 carries and had nine catches for 66 yards for the Cardinals.

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