Peterson won't be available to return to the field until October 20 against the Giants.
"Patrick recognizes how disappointing this is for everyone in the organization as well as our fans", the Cardinals said in a team statement. Our coaching staff and our players.
Graziano adds in a subsequent tweet: "Another reason a first-time PED offender could be suspended six games instead of four would be a 'non-analytical positive, ' meaning a finding of a PED violation through means other than a drug test".More news: Chelsea Manning Sent Back To Jail For Contempt
Peterson can participate in all offseason workouts and preseason games.
If Peterson was hoping the Cardinals would help protect some of his salary, it would not have been unprecedented.
Peterson apologized on Thursday night, saying that the suspension is "very, very hard" for him and that he "never wanted my name attached to anything like this". If they aren't winning road games, a game against the Cardinals at home is a chance to get back on track before again hitting the road to play Baltimore.More news: 'Game of Thrones' featured a cameo from National Football League superstar Aaron Rodgers
Peterson's suspension for the opening six games puts pressure on second-round rookie Byron Murphy to help fill some massive shoes out of the gate. Go here for the Cardinals' complete 2019 schedule. Peterson hosted a welcome party on Thursday in Scottsdale and has a charitable golf tournament on Friday morning, with the proceeds geared toward improving the lives of low-income and inner-city youth.
Peterson is a three-time All-Pro and he holds the franchise record with eight Pro Bowl appearances, a streak that will come to an end with his suspension.
The 28-year-old Peterson was a star at LSU and was selected by the Cardinals with the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.More news: Putin Urges Tehran to Stick to Nuclear Deal