Adrian Peterson may start for the Cardinals this weekend

By Amber Lee

Adrian Peterson, Saints

Less than a day after acquiring future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints, the veteran is already being listed as the Arizona Cardinals’ starter. He’s followed in line by Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington.

Arizona yielded a conditional sixth-round pick in next year’s draft for Peterson on Tuesday. Peterson, 32, put up just 81 yards on 27 attempts in four games for the Saints.

Despite his struggles in the Bayou, Peterson adds to a Cardinals rushing attack that ranks dead last in the NFL and is averaging less than three yards per rush.

Following the acquisition of Peterson, Arizona also released fellow veteran Chris Johnson. That became a clear indication that AD himself would see a lot of work for the Cardinals. Whether that means he will start Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers remains to be seen.