Rams Trade CB Marcus Peters To Ravens

The Rams have traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Ravens for linebacker Kenny Young, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). The Rams will also receive a 2020 fifth-round pick in the deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets

The trade comes on the heels of another smaller swap, which saw the Rams ship a 2021 draft pick to the Browns for guard Austin Corbett. Clearly, after a three-game slide, the Rams eager to shake things up.

Peters, 26, is in the fifth year of his rookie contract. This season was supposed to be Peters’ chance to secure a lucrative extension with the Rams. Instead, he’s starting over with the third team of his young career. The Rams would have likely fetched a third- or fourth-round pick for Peters, via the compensatory process, in 2021. They agreed to land Young and a fifth-rounder that will come a year earlier.

After this season, the Ravens will have the opportunity to franchise tag Peters, which would cuff him at approximately $17MM. Or, if they choose, they can allow Peters to test, or walk, in free agency. For now, the Ravens have him at a reasonable cap figure of $9.069MM.

In 2018, Peters showed serious flashes of promise, including a strong showing in a Super Bowl that was otherwise ugly for L.A. Still, he lacked consistency throughout the year, and he has a rep for being difficult with coaches.

With the Ravens, Peters will help secondary that lost defensive backs Tavon Young, Tony Jefferson, and DeShon Elliott for the year. Meanwhile, cornerback Maurice Canady is day-to-day with a hamstring injury.

The next game is critical,” head coach John Harbaugh said on Monday (via the Associated Press). “It won’t make or break us, but it will go a long way in setting us up for where we’re heading down the road and what kind of season we’re going to have.”

Harbaugh wasn’t kidding – the Ravens went out and got serious firepower in advance of their matchup against the Seahawks. Meanwhile, the Rams will add Young, a 2018 fourth-rounder who notched 2.5 sacks last season, to the mix.

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19 comments on “Rams Trade CB Marcus Peters To Ravens

  1. Did the Ravens need CB help? Eagles and Chiefs need to be making trades like this ASAP

    • Junkyard dog

      Yeah the Ravens secondary has been ravaged by injuries. T.Young-IR, T.Jefferson-IR, D.Elliot ( Jefferson’s replacement) IR. Jimmy Smith only played week 1.

      And pass rush is abysmal so definitely need better Secondary play.

    • mgrap84

      Yea we needed help big time. We are like 26th-27th in pass defense. Jimmy Smith always hurt, Tavon Young gone all year. Humphrey ever only guy covering anyone. This is a better deal for the Ravens rather then trading away half your future for Ramsey. I think Ramsey is great and all but I’m not giving them that asking price. Eagles might pull the trigger on that though

    • Ed "The Mythical One"

      Due to injuries our current depth chart looks like this:

      CB1: Marlon Humphrey; a 1st round pick playing very, very well, but is currently on the injury report as day to day with a hamstring issue
      CB2: Maurice Canady; recently promoted from the Practice squad
      CB3/Slot: Brandon Carr; the ageless one is really starting to show his age this year.
      CB4: Justin Bethel; special teamer
      CB5: Cyrus Jones; our PR
      CB6: Anthony Averett; got a start, now is bottom of the depth chart
      FS: Earl Thomas: who looks lost in our defensive scheme still. Anthony Levine a special teamer.
      SS: Chuck Clark a career backup and Barrett Jackson just plucked from NYJ practice Squad

  2. RootedInOakland

    Well guess that’s a wrap on the big mouthed CBs era in LA, gets pretty old when the defense is basura

  3. amk3510

    Kenny Young is not that bad of a return for someone who was going to leave in free agency.

      • kylewait89

        Except Peters won’t be an outside CB if he plays. He will be the slot corner Baltimore needed once young went down.

    • jjabrony

      Couple of Rams fans saying it may be a move to bring in Jalen Ramsey. That would make this move make more sense.

  4. skrockij89

    Seahawks needs secondary help but you knew the Rams weren’t gonna trade him to Seattle.

  5. haywire4fun

    This move makes sense. Now just trade Gurley to the texans and your tank can begin

  6. imindless

    Rams problems are around goff and his inability to read defenses and getting scared in the pocket. Rams should trade for matt ryan or goff and additional picks.

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