Patrick Peterson reports to Cardinals' OTAs, apologizes again for PED test and 6-game ban


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If you want to make Patrick Peterson happy, all you really have to do is throw the football his way. Apparently, it works just as well during voluntary team workouts against the first-team offense.

Yes, the Arizona Cardinals’ all-pro cornerback finally reported to offseason team activities on Monday after missing the first two weeks of duty, and Peterson was all smiles afterward. One of the reasons why, it turned out, is because he made an interception against rookie quarterback Kyler Murray.

“We wanted to make him feel welcome,” coach Kliff Kingsbury said, jokingly. “But no, anytime you have a guy who’s done what he’s done, having him out there makes you better.”

The interception, though, was almost too easy, according to Peterson.

“Yeah, he gift-wrapped it for me,” he said.


Katherine Fitzgerald and Bob McManaman report from Cardinals camp after Patrick Peterson arrives at OTAs.
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