Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Chiefs to trade Marcus Peters to Rams

Chiefs to trade Marcus Peters to Rams

A relatively quiet week in terms of National Football League transactions was set ablaze by the Kansas City Chiefs' trade of star cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams on Friday morning.

Trades can not become official until new league year beings on March 14.

Remember when the Washington Redskins traded a rising star defensive back to the Chiefs, receiving questionable compensation in return? During his three seasons with the Chiefs, there has been a long history of character concerns and reports of Peters wanting out. Peters will head home, to the Los Angeles area, where he grew up, and the Kansas City Chiefs will presumably get a package of draft picks in exchange for their best defensive player. The team suspended the 25-year-old corner for one game last season for his actions during and after a loss to the New York Jets - when he famously tossed a referee flag after the play, then left the field without being ejected.

The Rams will likely move on from free agent CB Trumaine Johnson following the team's acquisition of Marcus Peters. And as long as Kayvon Webster bounces back from injury, Los Angeles will have quite the duo at cornerback.

Peters will count $1.74 million toward the salary cap this season, the final year of his rookie deal, and the Rams will have until May 3 to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option.

Paylor adds that the Browns were not interested in talking about a Peters deal.

The Rams drafted Johnson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

The rumor mill started turning in the week or so prior to the trade going down. But it's unknown whether those will occur in April's draft or in following years. The Rams do not own a 2018 second-round pick, having shipped that selection to Buffalo in the Sammy Watkins deal.

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