, Ariz. (AP) — has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.The NFL did not specify Thursday which illegal substance Peterson allegedly used.Peterson can participate in all offseason workouts and preseason games. He will be eligible to return Oct. 14, before Arizona’s game against the New York Giants.“Patrick recognizes how disappointing this is for everyone in the organization as well as our fans,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “As we all do http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/matt-gay-jersey
, he understands that regardless of intent he is ultimately responsible for everything he puts in his body. Our coaching staff and our players are now aware that we will have to play the first six games without Patrick and they understand they have to rise to the challenge that it presents.”Peterson apologized to fans and his teammates at his foundation’s charity event Thursday night, saying he knew about the suspension for “months.” He did not elaborate further.Peterson is still one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks at 28. The fifth overall pick of the 2011 draft, he has 23 career interceptions despite teams rarely testing him.Peterson is a three-time All-Pro and he holds the franchise record with eight Pro Bowl appearances http://www.tennesseetitansteamonline.com/a.j.-brown-jersey
, a streak that will come to an end with his suspension. Under league rules, no player who was suspended for violation of PED policy can play in the Pro Bowl.Peterson demanded a trade last season before apologizing. He posted a few cryptic messages on social media last month while deleting all mentions of the Cardinals in his profiles.The Cardinals have been searching for a cornerback to play opposite Peterson almost since he came into the league. Arizona signed veteran Robert Alford as a free agent this offseason and used a second-round draft pick this year on Washington cornerback Byron Murphy. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said on Thursday that he was hopeful quarterback Marcus Mariota was “trending up” after suffering a stinger that knocked him out of last Sunday’s game and it appears that hope has been realized.Vrabel said that Mariota moved up from limited to full practice participation on Friday and that the quarterback “felt good” after increasing his workload. Vrabel went on to say that expects Mariota to make the start on Monday night against the Texans, although there’s obviously the possibility of his condition taking a turn for the worse between now and then.Mariota was injured late in the first half against Indianapolis and was 10-of-13 for 85 yards and an interception while also getting sacked four times.A win on Monday would leave The Titans at 6-5 and pull them within a game of the Texans in the AFC South http://www.tennesseetitansteamonline.com/amani-hooker-jersey
, so they’ll surely be happy to have their starting quarterback on hand as they try to make that happen.