Patrick Peterson Addresses ‘Dirty Rumor’ of Arizona Cardinals Parting Ways With Him

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One of the league’s most premier cornerbacks wa sthrust into the news cycly this week when Matt Verderame of Fansided.com reported that the Arizona Cardinals and Patrick Peterson will be parting ways each other this offseason.

However, the free agent cornerback recently called that report a “dirty rumor.”

“Honestly, there’s no real update,” Peterson said on the “All Things Covered” podcast released on Tuesday. “Me and the team haven’t talked anything about contracts, haven’t talked about parting ways. So that’s just what it is, it’s a dirty rumor.”

“The things they were saying in the report, we knew it wasn’t true.”

Peterson did say that he wants to keep playing before adding, “we just don’t know where yet.”

“Free agency hasn’t even started yet, Jesus Christ,” Peterson said. “The Super Bowl just ended.”

The 30-year-old has started 154 games in Arizona after being selected with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2011 draft. He racked up 61 total tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defensed last season.