Cardinals expected to release Adrian Peterson Monday


Cardinals expected to release Adrian Peterson Monday

The Adrian Peterson era in Arizona has reached its conclusion.

Palestine native Adrian Peterson is expected to be released by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, according to ESPN.

Peterson, 32, would be owed a $750,000 bonus on Friday, the third day of the league year, if he were still on the team. He'll turn 33 on March 21 and is coming off a season in which he had only 3.4 yards per carry and two touchdowns in 10 games before landing on injured reserve with a neck injury.

After being traded to the Cardinals last season from the Saints, Peterson ran 129 times for 448 yards and two touchdown in six games.

Schefter adds that Peterson could return to Arizona in the future, although that wouldn't offer Peterson much playing time unless the Cardinals lose David Johnson to another serious injury during the 2018 season.

For his career, Peterson ranks 12th on the all-time list with 12,276 rushing yards, three behind Marshall Faulk and 36 shy of Jim Brown at No. 10.

The 2012 NFL MVP sits second among active rushers in yards and attempts, behind Frank Gore.