Wagoner High ex Kevin Peterson was one of five free agents added by the Arizona Cardoinals on Sunday, the day after NFL rosters had to be reduced to 53 players heading into this coming week's season openers.
Peterson was among the NFL cut casualties on Saturday as the Los Angeles Rams released the defensive back.
Peterson signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He was waived and later signed in January 2017 with the Los Angeles Rams. In 2018, he tore his ACL in the first preseason game and missed the entire season.
Peterson was the last area player remaining on an NFL roster. Earlier in the preseason, Muskogee’s Robert Thomas was released after an injury settlement. The defensive lineman, who had been on seven rosters with the longest stint being the New York Giants after signing with Washington out of Arkansas as a free agent in 2014, was previously placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. Fellow ex Rougher Stacy McGee was released by the Washington Redskins prior to the preseason and was not claimed.
Peterson was among several ex OSU Cowboys who didn’t make final roster cuts. Ramon Richards was also cut by the Rams. Oakland cut wide receiver Marcell Ateman, Dallas cut tight end Codey McElroy was released by Dallas. Defensive end Jarrell Owens was released by Cleveland on Friday.
One former Sooner, running back Samaje Perine, was released by Washington.
Perine suffered an ankle injury in the preseason before the 2018 season which prompted the team to sign Peterson. With former LSU star Derrius Guice healthy, the Redskins decided now was the right time to move on from from Perine.
Among the prominent dismissals leaguewide Saturday were Bills veteran running back LeSean McCoy, backup QBs Brian Hoyer in New England and Kevin Hogan in Denver and receivers Laquon Treadwell of Minnesota, Demaryius Thomas of New England and Josh Doctson of Washington a first-round pick in 2016.
The Houston Texans were the busiest team in the league. They also acquired left tackle Laremy Tunsil from the Miami Dolphins in a deal that netted them receiver Kenny Stills, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Houston also sent O-lineman Martinas Rankin to the Kansas City Chiefs for RB Carlos Hyde.