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Silver Minings: Will the Raiders be interested in Patrick Peterson?

The Arizona Cardinals veteran cornerback is hitting the open market

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We know Jon Gruden is interested in adding a veteran cornerback because he already told free agent-to-be Richard Sherman that he’s looking.

There is another veteran who Gruden can now consider — Arizona Cardinals’ cornerback Patrick Peterson. FanSided reported that Peterson and the Cardinals are going to part ways and he will be a free agent next month.

Peterson will be 31 in July (Sherman will be 33 in March) and he would fit the “alpha” role Gruden is looking for. He might be pricey and the Raiders are going to have to be prudent in free agency this year. But, there’s no doubt, Peterson is the type of player Gruden would likely want to add.

In other Raiders’ links:

  • An appreciation of Charles Woodson: The San Jose Mercury News has a nice look at the new HOFer.
  • A case for Branch: The San Jose Mercury News wants Cliff Branch in the Hall of Fame next.
  • Free agent priorities: The Athletic ranks the Raiders’ free agents.