It was first reported earlier on Tuesday that cornerback Patrick Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals were close to agreeing to a long-term extension, first reported by Pro Football Rumors.

There are still road blocks in terms of getting a deal done, says Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. However both sides have made progress and could get a deal completed in the near future.

One of the things favoring Peterson is his durability as he’s not missed a game over his NFL career to date. He’s also 24 and will be looking for a serious pay raise for the first time in his career. He has three pro bowl appearances in as many seasons and has a history of making big plays whether it’s an interception (12 for his career), recovering fumbles (nine in his career) or punt and kick returns.

Peterson is looking to get extended just like his fellow NFL position-mates Richard Sherman and Joe Haden did this summer. Peterson is just two years away from free-agency and doesn’t have the track record, team success wise obviously as Sherman, but he’s still among the better young defensive players in this game and will be paid soon accordingly.

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