Arizona Cardinals release running back Adrian Peterson
Mar 13, 2018, 2:03 PM | Updated: 2:07 pm
(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
The Arizona Cardinals released running back Adrian Peterson Tuesday.
He was acquired from the New Orleans Saints in October after David Johnson was placed on injured reserve with a broken wrist he suffered in Week 1.
As part of the trade, the Cardinals sent New Orleans a conditional sixth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
The 32-year-old appeared in six games for the Cardinals in 2017, rushing for 448 yards and two touchdowns on 129 attempts. He also had nine receptions for 66 yards.
His season was cut short after he was placed on injured reserve due to a neck injury he suffered in the Cardinals’ Week 12 contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
According to Spotrac.com, the Cardinals are freeing up over $2.88 million in cap space by releasing Peterson.
With the league year set to begin on Wednesday, there is expected to be multiple roster moves made early in the week.
The move was first reported to likely happen on Jan. 31 and again on Monday.