Cardinals sign Patrick Peterson to $70 million deal

<p> The Arizona Cardinals have struck a five-year, $70 million contract extension with cornerback Patrick Peterson that includes $48 million in guaranteed money.</p> <p> That makes him the highest paid cornerback in the NFL.</p> <p> The deal trumps recent contracts from Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (five years, $68 million) and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (four years, $66 million).</p> <p> Peterson is now under contract through the 2020 season.</p> <p> Peterson was drafted fifth overall in 2011 out of LSU.</p> <p> Peterson is a two-time All-Pro who has a dozen career interceptions.</p> <p> Peterson is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who tied an NFL record with four touchdowns as a rookie returning punts.</p> <p> Peterson has even played offense in the past, lining up at wide receiver.</p> <p> Follow me on Twitter: <a href="">@RavensInsider</a></p> <p> Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun</p>
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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