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first_img Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Patrick Peterson has returned 19 punts this season,picking up 414 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those touchdowns have won games for the Cardinals,and his average of 21.8 yards per return easily leads theleague. So maybe it should be no surprise that the Cardinalsrookie is garnering recognition, including being named asthe best kick returner by Chris Wesseling ofNBCSports.com.The explosive rookie has already tied the franchise’scareer record with three punt-return TDs, highlighted by a99-yard score to beat the Rams in overtime. All threetouchdowns have gone for more than 80 yards, leavingPeterson with a gaudy 21.8-yard average that will havepunters avoiding him going forward. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ 0 Comments   Share   Having a weapon like Peterson changes game plans, as teamswill likely stop kicking towards him. That will lead toshorter punts and maybe more mistakes, giving theCardinals better field position. It’s interesting to remember Peterson was drafted to playcornerback and not just return kicks, and the rookie isimproving in that area too. The fifth-overall pick out of LSU, the Cardinals appear tohave a winner in this one. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more