Peterson feels as if the situation is deteriorating and continues to reaffirm to others that he "desperately" wants out, a source said. The Cardinals continue to insist that they won't trade him, but Peterson keeps asking.
"We're not trading Patrick," Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said Monday. "That's out of the question."
Wilks said he would talk to Peterson later Monday, but to this point Wilks said that Peterson "hasn't expressed to me" a desire to be traded.
Wilks was asked how he will handle the situation.
"No. 1, I'm not going to indulge in speculation," he said. "I'm going to sit down and talk to Patrick. Patrick is a captain. He's well respected around here. He's well respected throughout the league. Yes, are we in a difficult situation? Yeah, we are. 1-6. Nobody feels great about where we are right now. It's about trying to turn the corner and make things happen so we can make sure that we get this thing on track. Starting with myself and everybody else in that locker room. That's what we need to be talking about."
Peterson has been named a first-team All-Pro three times and a Pro Bowler seven times. But the Cardinals are 1-6 and have not made the playoffs since 2015.
Peterson is in the midst of a five-year, $70 million contract and won't become an unrestricted free agent until 2021.
ESPN's Josh Weinfuss contributed to this report.