New Cards coach Arians wants Peterson on offense

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By BOB BAUM, Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Peterson is catching passes, throwing some and running with the ball during training camp.

No doubt about it, new Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has plans for the dynamic player on offense.

In his first two NFL seasons, Peterson made the Pro Bowl as a punt returner, then as a cornerback. He remains a shutdown cornerback, first and foremost. And he still plans to return punts.

But Arians says Peterson is too talented to be standing on the sideline all the time when the Cardinals have the ball.

Peterson is all for it. He says he knows can make things happen with the ball in his hands, regardless of how it gets there.

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