FTP: Peterson's deal in the works

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals and Patrick Peterson’s agent, Joel Segal, are in “some pretty heated conversations,” according to the three-time Pro Bowler.

According to USA Today Sports, Peterson said he wants to stay in Arizona. Trying to make that happen is Segal and Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, who “are definitely working very hard trying to get something done,” Peterson said.

“We've made a concerted effort," Keim told USA Today. "We've been in negotiations. We've had some great talks with Joel Segal. We're going to stay aggressive.”

But if a deal isn’t struck by Week 1 of the regular season, when the Cardinals host the San Diego Chargers on “Monday Night Football,” Peterson said the discussions will be tabled until the offseason, according to the story.

In other news…

Pelissero talked with Cardinals coach Bruce Arians about a slew of topics, including cursing at officials.

Paola Boivin of AZCentral.com writes about John Brown’s enlightening trip to San Diego this summer.

Kent Somers of AZCentral.com writes about the Cards’ first practice with pads.

Bob McManaman of AZCentral.com writes about John Abraham being arrested for a DUI charge in Georgia in June.

Tyler Lockman of FoxSportsArizona.com writes about Abraham’s arrest.

Lockman also writes about Bobby Massie’s importance to the offensive line, and about Jonathan Cooper’s return to contact, and about practicing with pads.

Kyle Odegard of AZCardinals.com writes about Brown’s day in pads and the defense’s "mastermind."