Cardinals expected to release Adrian Peterson Monday

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

This doesn't come as a huge surprise.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Arizona Cardinals are expected to release the future Hall of Famer after he rushed for 448 yards and two scores in six games for them this past season.

As part of the trade, the Cardinals sent New Orleans a conditional sixth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. That included a 134-yard performance on October 15 and a 159-yard performance on November 5.

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.

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The source said Peterson could re-sign with the Cardinals at a later date.

As Schefter points out, Peterson could always return. He'll turn 33 next week and may have to settle for a committee role, having played more than 10 games in a season just once since 2013.

Peterson spent 2007 to 2016 with the Vikings, making seven Pro Bowls, four All-Pro teams while winning the 2012 MVP.

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