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Patrick Peterson will return punts for Arizona Cardinals -- for now
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Patrick Peterson will return punts for Arizona Cardinals — for now

Patrick Peterson earned a spot in the Pro Bowl as a rookie
because of his punt returning abilities.

Peterson scored four times — including once after
fielding a punt at his own one-yard line — and became a
player teams hesitated to kick the ball to.

But with Peterson counted on to be the team’s number one
cornerback, some may feel it’s not worth risking injury
just for a chance he might take a punt back for a
touchdown.

Because of that there has been some talk about maybe
removing him from the role, or perhaps just having him
return “important” kicks, Cardinals special teams coach
Kevin Spencer said there is no expectation of losing his
top weapon.

“I don’t worry about that,” Spencer told Arizona Sports
620’s Doug and Wolf Friday. “Patrick Peterson is a punt
returner and he’ll punt return this year.”

Spencer did admit things could change next season, but
isn’t sure there’s a need to change his role.