While the Cardinals’ punt returners seem to be locked in as training camp rolls along — Patrick Peterson likely will get the lion’s share of returns with fellow defensive backs Tyrann Mathieu and Javier Arenas splitting the remaining duties — it appears the battle for lead kick returner is wide open.

The Cardinals do not have a single player on the roster that returned a kickoff for them last season.

William Powell LaRod Stephens-Howling and Early Doucet the three who recorded a return in 2012-13 are no longer with the team.

Arenas the fourth-year cornerback acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs in May would appear to be the front-runner. He’s averaged 21.1 yards on 51 returns over his three seasons in the league.

But coach Bruce Arians said he’s in no hurry to award the job.

“It’s way too early to name them” Arians said.

“The first thing is to find five six who can catch it and see how they run with it. We have enough talent to have an explosive guy back there.”

The Cardinals have no shortage of options though they lack experience.

Running back Alfonso Smith and defensive back Justin Bethel returned kicks in college but have yet to do so in the NFL. Running backs Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor and receiver Robert Gill are rookies with sparse experience as returners.

Arenas knows he has a leg up on his teammates but he’s not coming in with any expectations.