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Peterson critical of Cardinals QB Kyler Murray in podcast

Wed Nov 30 9:55pm ET
By DAVID BRANDT
AP Sports Writer

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Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) grabs a turkey leg off a plate before being interviewed after an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 33-26. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)


PHOENIX (AP) Patrick Peterson's war of words against his former team now includes barbs aimed at quarterback Kyler Murray.

The Minnesota Vikings cornerback - who played his first 10 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals - said on his ''All Things Covered'' podcast that ''Kyler Murray don't care about nobody but Kyler Murray.''

The Cardinals quarterback took to social media to fire back at Peterson, saying ''if you really felt like this as a ''big bro'' or ''mentor'' you supposed to call me and tell me, not drag me so your podcast can grow.''

Peterson and Murray were teammates during the 2019 and 2020 seasons, which were Murray's first two in the NFL. Peterson - who was a three-time All-Pro during his time with the Cardinals - has been openly critical of his former organization after he felt slighted during free agency, which led him to signing with Minnesota.

The Vikings beat the Cardinals 34-26 back in October, which Peterson relished.

''I've been told a lot of things about me from that organization,'' Peterson said after the game. ''I got fan mails from the owner, saying I can't tackle. I'm old. I lost it. So, I wanted to go show them that.''

Murray was the No. 1 overall pick out of Oklahoma in 2019 and had a successful first three seasons. He was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year and then was a Pro Bowl selection in each of the past two years. The Cardinals improved during that span and made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2015.

Year 4 has not been as good for the young quarterback.

Murray and the Cardinals fell to 4-8 on Sunday with a last-minute loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Vikings are one of the best teams in the NFL with a 9-2 record.

Murray signed a $230.5 million, five-year deal in July that keeps him with the franchise through 2028, making him one of the league's highest-paid quarterbacks at $46.1 million per season. That move was met with some controversy after it was found the contract included an ''independent study'' addendum which required four hours of study on game weeks, which is a rare request.

The Cardinals removed the addendum a few days later, but the damage to Murray's reputation was largely done.

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Player Notes
Raheem Mostert Nov 30 8:40pm ET
Raheem Mostert

Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert (knee) was listed as limited in Wednesday's practice. Mostert was held out of the easy Week 12 win over the Houston Texans coming off the team's bye week, but the Dolphins expect him to return this Sunday to face his former team, the San Francisco 49ers. Jeff Wilson Jr. has become Miami's preferred back, but he and Mostert will likely share the backfield touches this weekend against a stout Niners defense. Coming off an injury and dealing with shared touches in a bad matchup doesn't exactly make Mostert enticing from a fantasy perspective. If he's active, he'll be a low-upside, touchdown-dependent RB3/flex that is looking to score for a third consecutive game.

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Travis Etienne Nov 30 8:20pm ET
Travis Etienne

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. (foot) and wide receiver Zay Jones (chest) were both limited in Wednesday's practice. Etienne left the Week 12 win over the Baltimore Ravens early and never returned out of precaution. The Jaguars feel good about Etienne playing in Week 13 against the Detroit Lions, so as long as he doesn't suffer a setback later this week, he should be locked into all starting fantasy lineups as a strong RB2 choice against a weak Lions defense. If he's limited at all, JaMycal Hasty and Snoop Conner would see more work. Jones is a little dinged up after posting a career-high 11 catches for 145 yards in last week's win over Baltimore, but he should be good to go this weekend. Fantasy managers can't count on another dynamite performance, but Jones will be in play as a WR3/flex in a good matchup.

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Mike Williams Nov 30 8:10pm ET
Mike Williams

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (ankle) was not at practice on Wednesday. Williams didn't practice at all last week and was held out of the Week 12 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The 28-year-old still has two more days to get back on the practice field, but he's not off to a good start this week. Williams is a must-start fantasy wideout when he's healthy in this strong Chargers offense, but he's trending towards being questionable for a divisional clash with the Las Vegas Raiders this Sunday. If he's out or limited, the Chargers will continue to roll with Keenan Allen, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter as their top three receivers. Allen is a must-start regardless, but Palmer and Carter would both remain attractive flex plays for fantasy managers if Williams misses another contest.

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DeVonta Smith Nov 30 8:10pm ET
DeVonta Smith

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (groin) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. It's a new injury for Smith heading into his Week 13 matchup against the Tennessee Titans, but it doesn't sound like an injury that should put him in danger of missing this weekend's game. If he's out there this weekend, he should continue to see plenty of targets alongside A.J. Brown and will be in play as a WR2/3 for fantasy managers. On the season, Smith has been a top-30 fantasy wideout while catching 56 of his 79 targets for 609 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. Smith has secured 10 of his 18 targets for 128 yards and no touchdowns in the two most recent games against the Colts and Packers.

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Hunter Renfrow Nov 30 8:00pm ET
Hunter Renfrow

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (oblique) are both eligible to come off Injured Reserve in time for the Week 14 game next Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams, but head coach Josh McDaniels isn't sure if the short window will have them ready in time for that game. However, McDaniels said Waller and Renfrow were getting "close." Waller has been out since Week 5 and Renfrow hasn't seen the field since Week 9. Both players should be back before the end of the regular season, but they are running out of time to help fantasy managers. In their absences, tight end Foster Moreau and receiver Mack Hollins have been productive and are worth streaming this weekend against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Najee Harris Nov 30 8:00pm ET
Najee Harris

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (oblique) didn't practice on Wednesday after getting injured in the Monday night win over the Indianapolis Colts. Harris' injury isn't believed to be serious, but his status for the Week 13 game against the Atlanta Falcons is up in the air. Benny Snell Jr. and Anthony McFarland Jr. stepped in on Monday after Harris was injured. Snell finished with 12 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown, adding one catch for six yards. McFarland had six carries for 30 yards and two catches for 11 yards. Rookie Jaylen Warren (hamstring) missed Monday's game but practiced in full on Wednesday and said "I'm ready to go" for this weekend. If Harris is limited or out this weekend, it's possible that Warren would lead the Steelers backfield against Atlanta.

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Josh Jacobs Nov 30 7:50pm ET
Josh Jacobs

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (calf) was listed as a limited practice participant during Wednesday's walkthrough. It was just an estimation, but it's still a good sign after Jacobs aggravated a left calf injury in the Week 12 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks. The 24-year-old had 33 carries for a career-high 229 yards and two touchdowns while adding six catches for an additional 74 yards last Sunday to carry fantasy managers. The overall RB1 in fantasy in 2022 could be questionable to face the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday, though, but hopefully we'll have a better idea of his status before game time. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his practice status the rest of the week. If he's out or limited against the Bolts, Ameer Abdullah and rookie Zamir White could split the backfield.

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Jerick McKinnon Nov 30 7:20pm ET
Jerick McKinnon

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) did not participate in the team's practice on Wednesday. McKinnon, who has mostly been utilized as a pass-catching option, has not yet missed a game this season. Rookie Isiah Pacheco should continue to handle the majority of carries regardless of McKinnon's status, but recent signee Melvin Gordon could be elevated to Kansas City's active roster if the 30-year-old is unable to suit up this week. Although Pacheco is likely the only back worth starting on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, this could be a situation to monitor in PPR fantasy formats.

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Trevor Siemian Nov 30 7:13pm ET
Trevor Siemian

Chicago Bears OT Larry Borom (ankle, knee), S Jaquan Brisker (concussion), CB Kyler Gordon (concussion), WR Dante Pettis (illness), OT Riley Reiff (back) and QB Trevor Siemian (oblique) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. CB Kindle Vildor (ankle) was limited during practice, while LB Sterling Weatherford (concussion) fully participated in practice.

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Kadarius Toney Nov 30 7:10pm ET
Kadarius Toney

Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (illness) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring) were absent from the team's practice on Wednesday. Smith-Schuster was able to play in Week 12 and should have plenty of time to get healthy for Sunday, but Toney's status is more of a mystery. Head coach Andy Reid labeled Toney as day-to-day, but the second-year wideout has dealt with hamstring issues all season and could be in danger of missing a second straight contest. Fantasy managers should keep a close eye on the status of both players heading into what could be a high-scoring duel with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Tua Tagovailoa Nov 30 7:00pm ET
Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ankle) popped up on the injury report but was listed as a full participant in the team's practice on Wednesday. Barring any setbacks, fantasy managers should have no concerns regarding Tagovailoa's availability for a Week 13 bout with the San Francisco 49ers. Despite the tough matchup, the third-year signal-caller should remain in starting lineups in all fantasy formats on Sunday.

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De'Vondre Campbell Nov 30 6:53pm ET
De'Vondre Campbell

Green Bay Packers OT David Bakhtiari (knee), OG Elgton Jenkins (knee) and S Darnell Savage (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. LB De'Vondre Campbell (knee) was limited during practice. LB Krys Barnes (hand), S Rudy Ford (wrist) and CB Shemar Jean-Charles (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Aaron Jones Nov 30 6:43pm ET
Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (glute, shin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Fantasy Spin: Jones has been productive in both the running and passing game and should receive a similar workload this week. He can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

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Mike Boone Nov 30 6:40pm ET
Mike Boone

The Denver Broncos have designated running back Mike Boone (ankle) to return from Injured Reserve. The Broncos now have 21 days to elevate Boone to the active roster. Boone was able to practice on Wednesday and, if activated, will be eligible to suit up on Sunday for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in Week 7. The 27-year-old should have an opportunity to make an impact immediately upon his return as Latavius Murray and Marlon Mack are currently the only running backs on Denver's roster. Boone could be worth stashing for the stretch run, specifically in PPR formats.

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Sheldon Rankins Nov 30 6:33pm ET
Sheldon Rankins

New York Jets S Ashtyn Davis (hamstring), OT Cedric Ogbuehi (groin, illness) and CB D.J. Reed (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. OT Duane Brown (shoulder), DT Sheldon Rankins (elbow) and TE Kenny Yeboah (calf) were limited during practice.

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Dalvin Tomlinson Nov 30 6:23pm ET
Dalvin Tomlinson

Minnesota Vikings OT Christian Darrisaw (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. S Harrison Smith (ankle) was limited during practice, while CB Akayleb Evans (concussion) and DT Dalvin Tomlinson (calf) fully participated in practice.

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Brandin Cooks Nov 30 6:23pm ET
Brandin Cooks

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks has been targeted at least five times in every game this season and should continue to be a main part of the passing game for the Texans. He can be a flex option in most fantasy leagues.

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Jerry Hughes Nov 30 6:23pm ET
Jerry Hughes

Houston Texans DE Mario Addison (non-injury), RB Rex Burkhead (concussion), LB Blake Cashman (knee), DT Maliek Collins (chest), OT Austin Deculus (non-injury), DE Jerry Hughes (non-injury) and CB Derek Stingley Jr. (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. OG Kenyon Green (illness) and LB Christian Harris (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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Michael Gallup Nov 30 6:20pm ET
Michael Gallup

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (illness) was sidelined for the team's practice on Wednesday with an illness. Gallup posted season-highs in targets, receptions, and receiving yards in Week 12 and will hopefully be able to suit up on Sunday for a difficult matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. Noah Brown would likely see an uptick in opportunity if Gallup were forced to miss.

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Amari Cooper Nov 30 6:13pm ET
Amari Cooper

Cleveland Browns WR Amari Cooper (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Fantasy Spin: Cooper has been targeted 12 times in each of the last two games and has posted at least 90 yards in three of the last four games. He will have a favorable matchup this week and is a must-start option in all leagues.

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