Saints, Eagles In On Patrick Peterson

Two NFC teams are attempting to pry Patrick Peterson away from the Cardinals. The Saints and Eagles have been calling the Cards for weeks about the three-time All-Pro cornerback, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports tweets.

The Saints, in particular, may be a team to watch. Former NFL cornerback Bryant McFadden, Peterson’s cousin, said New Orleans is the preferred destination (Twitter link). Peterson, of course, went to college at LSU en route to becoming a top-five pick.

New Orleans has 2017 defensive rookie of the year Marshon Lattimore anchoring its cornerback corps but has not received much in the way of consistency on the other side. Patrick Robinson is expected to miss the rest of the season, and Ken Crawley and P.J. Williams are two of Pro Football Focus’ 10 lowest-graded full-time cornerbacks. Peterson sits fourth on this list through seven games.

Philadelphia is obviously not averse to splashy moves, either, and the defending Super Bowl champion is reeling after dropping to 3-4 on Sunday. Ronald Darby is in a contract year, and younger Philly corners Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas have not exhibited much consistency this season.

The Eagles sit 24th in pass defense; the Saints 28th. Philadelphia restructured Fletcher Cox‘s contract with the purpose of adding 2019 funds to potentially keep more in-house talent long-term. However, that reworking now has the team holding $10MM-plus in 2018 cap space. The Saints have less than $2MM, which would make fitting Peterson’s $6.47MM remaining ’18 cap figure more difficult.

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11 comments on “Saints, Eagles In On Patrick Peterson

  1. 2012orioles

    I love Bryant McFadden. Never realized Peterson was his cousin though

  2. Rocket32

    Panthers better not let him go to the Saints without trying for him themselves.

  3. pt57

    The Saints don’t gave a 2019 1st rd pick, so it might be difficult for them.

    • taylorcm

      How about Peterson for Josh Jackson & a 3rd round for the Packers. Gets a good young d player & pick

  4. dust44

    Like to c if go to the Saints. Brees pretty much guarantees u a playoff game or 2. And my guess is he plays atleast 1 more season. If he’s the QB then they always have a shot

  5. CubsRebsSaints

    They need to send money back right? So a player goes back plus a 4/5 round pick this year, and a 2nd or maybe 3rd in 2020. Or just a 2020 1st. Saints need him badly with Robinson going down. And Drew Brees is a generational talent. He has 1-2 good years left, including this year. They need to get him and Brees should call Fitzgerald and ask him to come win one with him!??! Send a 4th this year and a 1st and 4th the following year. Plus a couple of players to help with roster spots and money. But someone or someones would have to re-do a deal or two to make either of these work.

  6. jfedex

    hopefully Kansas City gets involved in this, but I’m seeing improvement in KC defense.

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