Patrick Peterson talks about possibly returning to Pittsburgh

One of the best defensive backs in LSU history just finished his 13th season in the NFL. Patrick Peterson was the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals where he would then become a star.

He has played in 201 games in his career and he has started in 200 of those games. He has 652 tackles in his career with 36 interceptions and 19 forced fumbles. He played for Arizona for 10 years before going to Minnesota for two years. Last season, he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Peterson was released by the Steelers recently before free agency began, but he has high hopes he will return to Pittsburgh.

“I would love to return back to Pittsburgh, had a great, me and coach (Mike) Tomlin had a great dialogue when I got that dreaded call of being released,” he said. “But being there in Pittsburgh I had the time of my life, being with coach Tomlin, seeing how he was able to get his guys up week in and week out, no matter what the circumstances were, he told me the door’s still open for business, so we’ll see what happens here in the next couple weeks and month or two, and hopefully I can be a Pittsburgh Steeler again. But a team that is looking for a veteran corner, I’m out there.

“I definitely want to give it another shot to fulfill my long dream and to go win a championship.”

Hopefully, Mike Tomlin can find a place for him on the defense.

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