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.
Peterson was born and raised in Palestine, Texas and owns a home in the Houston area. Peterson likely will look for a new home, as David Johnson (hand) figures to gobble up the vast majority of backfield snaps in Arizona.
"I think I would want to play maybe four more years, four to five more years", Peterson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press last month. It is what it is.More news: Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick to retire at end of the season
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"Being back here. It's a long shot". But coming back here where I work out every day. My family is here. My mom is here. "Being around her a little more during this time [in my life] would be even more a cherry on top".
Peterson said he feels the Texans are in a position to contend both on defense and offense. "Good division to be in".
Peterson continued to talk to TMZ about the Texans current roster, "Good young quarterback, receivers, Hopkins!"