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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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Waivering: Week 13

Player Notes
Taylor Heinicke Dec 1 1:20am ET
Taylor Heinicke

Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke has a less-than-ideal matchup coming up in Week 13. Washington is taking on the New York Giants, a team that has been allowing the fourth-least fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks over their last four games. Even with this tough matchup, fantasy managers probably wouldn't be starting the 29-year-old unless it's out of desperation since he's been playing the role of game manager for the past few weeks. In last week's solid matchup against a porous Atlanta Falcons defense, Heinicke finished with just 138 passing yards and ranked as the QB25 on the week. Unless you're playing in a two-quarterback format, Heinicke doesn't warrant a start in Week 13.

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AJ Dillon Dec 1 1:10am ET
AJ Dillon

Green Bay Packers running backs Aaron Jones (shin/glute) and A.J. Dillon (quadriceps) each practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday. While Jones has been on the injury report for the past few weeks, Dillon is joining him to start Week 13 after taking an awkward hit late in Sunday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. With each being limited to start the week, they should improve in the coming practice sessions, and likely suit up in a favorable matchup against the Chicago Bears. Monitor both situations, but don't panic yet as it's still early.

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Chase Young Dec 1 1:10am ET
Chase Young

Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. After missing the first 12 weeks of the season recovering from his reconstructive knee surgery, Young is starting off Week 13 on the right note with a practice appearance, albeit a limited one. It remains to be seen whether the 23-year-old will suit up this week as he was questionable leading up to Week 12, and ended up being inactive. Keep an eye out for Young's return, as he can be one of the premier defensive players in the NFL when healthy.

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Logan Thomas Dec 1 1:10am ET
Logan Thomas

Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas (ribs) was limited on Wednesday. The nine-year veteran was expected to have a more active role in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he ended up finishing with just one reception for seven yards. Thomas was limited for most of last week's practices, with the same rib issues ailing him right now, so there's a solid chance he suits up for Washington's Week 13 matchup against the New York Giants. However, keep an eye on his situation if you're relying on the 31-year-old as a tight end streamer.

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Antonio Gibson Dec 1 1:10am ET
Antonio Gibson

Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson (foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. After high expectations surrounded Gibson heading into Week 12, he ultimately disappointed by falling into a secondary role behind rookie Brian Robinson. With this foot injury popping up early in the week, things are not off to a hot start for the 24-year-old, but it's still early. Even though he has this new ailment, the third-year back still practiced in a limited capacity. Monitor his status, but expect him to suit up for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

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Tua Tagovailoa Nov 30 11:00pm ET
Tua Tagovailoa

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
Chase Claypool

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
Jelani Woods

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
Romeo Doubs

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
Cam Akers

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
D'Andre Swift

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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Auden Tate Nov 30 9:53pm ET
Auden Tate

Free-agent WR Auden Tate (Eagles), free-agent WR Kawaan Baker (Packers) and free-agent OL Tyrese Robinson (Commanders) were signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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Jimmy Garoppolo Nov 30 8:43pm ET
Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Fantasy Spin: Garoppolo has thrown five touchdowns in the last two games but has thrown for at least 250 yards in only three games this season. He can be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues but can be avoided in standard leagues.

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Arik Armstead Nov 30 8:43pm ET
Arik Armstead

San Francisco 49ers OG Spencer Burford (ankle), RB Elijah Mitchell (knee) and DE Charles Omenihu (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. DT Arik Armstead (ankle, foot) was limited during practice.

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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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Aaron Donald Nov 30 8:33pm ET
Aaron Donald

Los Angeles Rams OG Oday Aboushi (illness), DT Aaron Donald (ankle), LB Travin Howard (hip), LB Ernest Jones (back), LB Terrell Lewis (back) and WR Lance McCutcheon (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. C Brian Allen (thumb), CB Troy Hill (groin) and OT Ty Nsekhe (ankle) were limited during practice.

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Christian McCaffrey Nov 30 8:33pm ET
Christian McCaffrey

San Francisco 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Fantasy Spin: McCaffrey is dealing with a knee issue and is not expected to do much during practice this week. Fantasy players should check in his status later in the week because he is a must-start option in all leagues if active.

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