Marcus Peters trade to Rams paves way for Trumaine Johnson to Raiders

Marcus Peters trade to Rams paves way for Trumaine Johnson to Raiders

Marcus Peters trade to Rams paves way for Trumaine Johnson to Raiders

Schefter also added in another tweet that this would be a blockbuster trade. The contract he signed as a first-round draft pick in 2015 has one year remaining, though the Chiefs could have extended it for another season by exercising the fifth-year option.

The Rams are acquiring Peters for a package of undisclosed draft picks, ESPN report.

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The trade continues an offseason revamping of the Chiefs roster. He went on pick after the 49ers chose defensive lineman Arik Armstead, who has struggled to stay on the field in two of his three seasons and has six career sacks.


Peters, 25, was a first-round pick in 2015 and earned Defensive Rookie of the Year honors when he led the National Football League in interceptions with eight.

Earlier this week, the love affair between the Kansas City Chiefs and Marcus Peters had seemingly soured and the franchise made it known they were fielding calls about a possible trade. Peters is entering his fourth year in the league, made the Pro Bowl twice and was named All Pro once. But he may come with some baggage, as the Chiefs reportedly became so "exasperated" with the 25-year-old last season that they suspended him for one game. Peters then left the field without having been ejected, infamously returning a few minutes later without socks.

Many fans and likely some media will be quick to question whether Peters' participation in the anthem protests last season had anything to do with his being shipped out of K.C. He was scheduled to make $1.74 million in 2018 with a cap hit of $3.04 million.

Either way, the Chiefs were soon going to have to pay Peters a lot of money or lose him.

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