Arizona ushers in first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury, a criticized hire, with rookie quarterback Kyler Murray. "But the eight-time Pro Bowl selection dropped his appeal and the suspension is expected to be officially handed down at some point in the next week, a source told ESPN". "Our coaching staff and our players are now aware that we will have to play the first six games without Patrick and they understand they have to rise to the challenge that it presents".
He has made the Pro Bowl in each season of his eight-year career.
He can take part in training camp and preseason games, but will have to leave the club on the first day of the regular season.
At this point in the process, we really don't know the details of what to expect from the Lions offense, but Peterson is arguably the best corner in the league and capable of shutting down half the field. Positive test for a drug, and anabolic agent or stimulant, is four. He has never missed a game, and has 23 career interceptions, with 76 passes defended.
Peterson, who is one of just 13 players to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first eight National Football League seasons, has started all 128 games since being drafted by the Cardinals in 2011.
With Peterson out of the lineup, Arizona's depth at cornerback obviously takes a huge hit.
ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the suspension. Peterson believed he could save at least $2 million with a reworked contract, according to Gambadoro. This six-game suspension is set to cost Peterson $3,882,352 in lost wages. He and veteran offseason pickup Robert Alford are the favorites to win the starting cornerback jobs, although veterans David Amerson and Tramaine Brock Jr. could also fight for those.