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Peterson won't rule out a holdout

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07:24 AM ET 02.06 | Earlier this week, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who has become eligible for a new contract, took the occasion of a television appearance to address his future. [Peterson] declined to rule out the possibility of a holdout aimed at getting it. "I can't speak on that right now," Peterson said when asked whether a holdout is out of the question. "Me and my agent, we haven't talked about some of those possibilities. But hopefully we can get something done. If something were to happen, we restructure my deal or anything like that, we'll have to wait and see what happens." The Cardinals picked up plenty of cap space on Tuesday, via the renegotiation of receiver Larry Fitzgerald's contract. That gives the Cardinals the ability to reward Peterson.

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February 6, 2014  08:24 AM ET

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February 6, 2014  08:41 AM ET

According to the reasoning of this article he hasn't ruled out a sex-change operation either as he hasn't discussed it.

February 6, 2014  09:04 AM ET

Well rule it out kid. New CBA says you lose all the way around. Money, no time accrued and big fines.

February 6, 2014  09:14 AM ET

I saw the headline and about choked on my donut. Then saw it was the Card's Peterson, not AD. Move along, nothing to see here.

February 6, 2014  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Move along, nothing to see here.

Yeah. Carson Palmer is 34, and about to start rolling off the old-age end of the performance curve. Seattle and San Francisco will dominate the NFC West until long after he's retired.

February 6, 2014  09:41 AM ET

If he's expectin . Money from The Cards, that's at least a 4 Week Holdout!

February 6, 2014  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If he's expectin . Money from The Cards, that's at least a 4 Week Holdout!

I never heard of this guy.

February 6, 2014  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Yeah. Carson Palmer is 34, and about to start rolling off the old-age end of the performance curve.

What was his excuse when he was young?

February 6, 2014  10:14 AM ET

His original $19.5 million contract was fully guaranteed. He gets the last $2.88 million of that this year. Hold out and you lose it, come in late and the fines will eat most of it up and you still owe them another year.


Now for the good part Patrick. If you demand more than the franchise tag number, which is $10.8 million, and they want you bad enough, they can tag you. TWO consecutive years. which is still cheaper than the $20 million signing bonus money being thrown around at top players.

February 6, 2014  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

What was his excuse when he was young?

Too inexperienced?

February 6, 2014  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I never heard of this guy.

Most people haven't. And it's sad. Probably the best player in the league that nobody sees because of where he's at. Not quite as good as Sherman at CB, not quite as good as Hester as a returner, but does a fine job at both.

February 6, 2014  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Most people haven't. And it's sad. Probably the best player in the league that nobody sees because of where he's at. Not quite as good as Sherman at CB, not quite as good as Hester as a returner, but does a fine job at both.

Some say he is the best. Regardless, he is a top 5 CB in the NFL. They will tag him before they ever just let him walk.

February 6, 2014  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

What was his excuse when he was young?

Injuries. Ocho Cinco. Playing for the Bengals. Playing for the Raiders.

February 6, 2014  12:08 PM ET
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Injuries. Ocho Cinco. Playing for the Bengals. Playing for the Raiders.

You forgot "coming from USC". Mornin', DD.

February 6, 2014  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

According to the reasoning of this article he hasn't ruled out a sex-change operation either as he hasn't discussed it.

Not part of the collective bargaining agreement, but it could change in the near future.

February 6, 2014  03:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Not part of the collective bargaining agreement, but it could change in the near future.

Could be mandated by Obamacare...

February 6, 2014  04:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Could be mandated by Obamacare...

Once you go _ _ _ _ _ you never go _ _ _ _.

February 6, 2014  05:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Most people haven't. And it's sad. Probably the best player in the league that nobody sees because of where he's at. Not quite as good as Sherman at CB, not quite as good as Hester as a returner, but does a fine job at both.

Solid performer on a defense nearly as good as Seattle's. And sometimes pulls a Primetime and plays offense.

I never miss a Cards game. The only team to bounce Seattle at home.

 
February 6, 2014  10:27 PM ET
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Once you go _ _ _ _ _ you never go _ _ _ _.

Hmm. I'll guess the first blank is "to the Sochi Olympics" and the second on is "to the bathroom without appreciating there's toilets divided by walls".

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