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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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Tua Tagovailoa Nov 30 11:00pm ET
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Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said that left tackle Terron Armstead (pectoral) won't have surgery and isn't being ruled out for Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. According to sources, Armstead has been telling people he's aiming to play this weekend after straining his pectoral muscle in the Week 12 win over the Houston Texans. The Dolphins will be smart with the 31-year-old, but if he can play, that will obviously be great news for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami offense while going up against a strong 49ers pass rush. Starting right tackle Austin Jackson (ankle) is also iffy for this game, so Miami's offensive line will be something to watch in this matchup.

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Devin Duvernay Nov 30 10:50pm ET
Devin Duvernay

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay continues to act as the Ravens' No. 1 wideout, but he isn't producing as one. On Sunday in the team's 28-27 loss to the Jaguars, Duvernay played the most offensive snaps (56) of any receiver on the team, yet he still couldn't convert those opportunities into production. He caught three passes for 23 yards and rushed for 16 yards. In a season mired by disappointment, the Baltimore speedster is averaging 7.3 fantasy points per contest over the last six games and only 3.1 targets. He is facing a tough Broncos defense in Week 13 and with better options out there, Duvernay should be on fantasy benches, if not the waiver wire.

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Daniel Bellinger Nov 30 10:50pm ET
Daniel Bellinger

New York Giants wide receiver Richie James (knee) missed Wednesday's practice, while rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger (eye) returned to a limited session. James will be in danger of missing Week 13 against the Washington Commanders if he can't practice on Thursday or Friday. The 27-year-old has scored his first two touchdowns of the season in the last two games, but he also hasn't seen more than six targets in a game or cleared 60 receiving yards in 2022. If he's out this weekend, Isaiah Hodgins and Kenny Golladay would see more run behind No. 1 wideout Darius Slayton. Bellinger returns to practice for the first time since Week 7 after he had surgery to fix a fractured eye socket. The 22-year-old was becoming a bigger part of the passing game before his injury, but he'll be nothing more than a low-end TE2 streamer in fantasy if he returns to action against Washington.

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Chase Claypool Nov 30 10:40pm ET
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool (knee) was a limited practice participant on Wednesday, while Dante Pettis (illness) was given a DNP. Claypool should be good to go for the Week 13 game against the Green Bay Packers, but he has just seven catches on 16 targets for 83 scoreless yards in four games since being acquired in a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both Claypool and Pettis should see more opportunities the rest of the season with Darnell Mooney (ankle) out for the year, but there still won't be a ton of fantasy upside here, especially if quarterback Justin Fields (shoulder) misses a second straight game this weekend. Pettis could be the primary beneficiary of Mooney's injury, but he has only 13 receptions (23 targets) for 188 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games in 2022.

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Jelani Woods Nov 30 10:40pm ET
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Indianapolis Colts rookie tight end Jelani Woods (quadriceps, shoulder) was listed as a DNP on Wednesday's estimated practice report. Meanwhile fellow tight end Kylen Granson (illness) returned to a full practice. Woods came out of nowhere to catch eight of nine targets for 98 yards in Monday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but now he could be in danger of missing Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Woods' performance in Week 12 came with Granson inactive, and he had just seven catches for 79 yards and three touchdowns in nine previous games. If Woods returns to practice this week and plays on Sunday night, he's likely to see his role shrink again if Granson returns alongside Mo Alie-Cox. Monday's performance is likely to be more of an outlier in his rookie campaign.

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David Njoku Nov 30 10:30pm ET
David Njoku

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said that tight end David Njoku's knee injury is different than the one he missed practice time with last week. He will continue to work through it this week and isn't being ruled out for Week 13 against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Njoku officially missed practice on Wednesday and could be questionable for this weekend. If he's limited or out, Harrison Bryant and Pharaoh Brown would see more playing time for Cleveland but won't be very attractive fantasy streamers at the position. Njoku had just 29 yards on five catches in last week's overtime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and found the end zone for the second time this year. If he's active, he'll be a midrange TE1 in fantasy with more upside now that quarterback Deshaun Watson is back.

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Romeo Doubs Nov 30 10:30pm ET
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Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since suffering an ankle injury on Nov. 6 against the Detroit Lions. The Packers receiver group could be at full strength in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears this Sunday if Doubs is able to play. Doubs was officially limited Wednesday after missing the last three games with a high right ankle sprain. The fourth-rounder could very well be limited this weekend if he's active, and there's also a chance he's held out completely with the Packers' bye coming in Week 14. With Doubs out recently, fellow rookie Christian Watson has benefitted the most with six touchdowns in the last three games. At the very least, Doubs is worth a stash in deeper leagues for the stretch run.

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Cam Akers Nov 30 10:20pm ET
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Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (illness) missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness. Akers has two more chances to get back on the practice field this week ahead of a Week 13 date versus the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams cut Darrell Henderson Jr. last week and gave the majority of the backfield work to rookie Kyren Williams in the Week 12 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Akers ended up played 30 percent of the offensive snaps and saw eight carries for 37 yards while not being targeted in the passing attack. Even if he plays this Sunday, it's likely the out-of-contention Rams will continue to lean more on Williams as they finish a lost season. Akers will be best left on fantasy benches, and it'll be really hard to trust any Rams offensive skill player against Seattle with either quarterback John Wolford or Bryce Perkins making the start with Matthew Stafford (concussion, neck) unlikely to play.

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D'Andre Swift Nov 30 10:10pm ET
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Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift is not listed on the Week 13 injury report and put in a full practice on Wednesday. Swift has been battling ankle and shoulder injuries all year, but he's apparently as close to 100 percent as he's going to be heading into this weekend's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Buffalo Bills last Thursday, Swift played just 34 percent of the offensive snaps and carried five times for 19 yards, adding four catches for 24 yards. He hasn't played more than 50 percent of the snaps since Week 8 and has been losing valuable between-the-tackles and goal-line touches to Jamaal Williams. Perhaps Swift will see more of the backfield share now that he's off the injury report, but until it actually happens, he'll be a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex for fantasy managers.

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Raheem Mostert Nov 30 8:40pm ET
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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