Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Cardinals could end up being one of the most active teams ahead of this year’s trade deadline and leagues sources have indicated to him that CB Patrick Peterson could be among the players Arizona is open to moving.
La Canfora says that the Cardinals’ front office is “keeping an open mind” about repositioning themselves for the future after getting off to a slow start and turning to rookie QB Josh Rosen as their starter.
Several sources have told La Canfora that the tenor of things in Arizona has “shifted significantly” and it’s now to the point where a trade involving Peterson is “quite possible.”
La Canfora previously reported that the Cardinals are looking to trade S/LB Deone Bucannon and LB Haason Reddick. Meanwhile, GMs around the league that have spoken to La Canfora have wondered if WR Larry Fitzgerald may finally be open to a trade after resisting such a move throughout his career.
Earlier in the week, Cardinals GM Steve Keim downplayed the recent reports that players such as David Johnson, Reddick and Bucannon could be traded.
“One part of my job is to have dialogue with other teams,” Keim said during an interview with 98.7, Arizona’s Sports Station, via AzCardinals.com. “The one thing I won’t do, I won’t confirm or deny those things in public, I think you do those things behind the scenes. But it’s a lot of gossip, people enjoy it, it’s water-cooler talk, and a lot of stuff you’ll read is certainly false.
“Wednesday I woke up to three different names that were brought to my attention and those conversations never happened. So I would just say, for most fans, tread lightly, because very rarely are those accurate.”
Peterson, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2011. He’s currently in the fifth year of his seven-year, $83.02 million that included $48 million guaranteed and set to make base salaries of $11 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Peterson has appeared in five games for the Cardinals and recorded 24 tackles, one sack, an interception, a fumble recovery and two pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding Peterson as the news is available.