Cardinals officially release veteran RB Adrian Peterson

Cardinals officially release veteran RB Adrian Peterson

Running back Adrian Peterson's time with the Arizona Cardinals is reportedly coming to an end after a mere six games.

The impending move is hardly a surprising one.

Adam Schefter of ESPN explained there was a financial incentive to release Peterson now since he was due a $750,000 bonus Friday. He adds, however, Peterson could still return to the Cardinals once he's cut. Peterson rushed for 529 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Saints and Cardinals before a neck injury he suffered in November cost him the final five weeks of the season. He has rushed for 12,276 yards, 12th on the all-time list, and is just 4 yards from passing Marshall Faulk for 11th place.

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Peterson played his first 10 National Football League seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, where he was a seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time First-team All-Pro selection.

He racked up a pair of 100-yard games for the Cardinals and finished as the team's leading rusher with 448 yards and two touchdowns in six games.

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