Cardinals to release RB Adrian Peterson, report says

Adrian Peterson

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

The team would have to pay the running back $750,000 if he was still with Arizona by Friday, which is the third day of the National Football League calendar year.

He spent 2017 playing brief stints with the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals. He adds, however, Peterson could still return to the Cardinals once he's cut. However, the roster move appears to be a cost-cutting decision, which won't prevent Peterson from re-joining the team next season.

At age 32, and 33 when the 2018 season starts, Peterson isn't exactly a hot commodity and his style a play is more 1998 than 2018.

Peterson rushed for more than 1,200 yards in seven of his 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, including a career-best 2,097 in his MVP campaign in 2012. In those six games, Peterson had 448 rushing yards with no touchdowns.

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