LA Rams trade away Pro Bowl defender after loss

The Los Angeles Rams have traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed draft pick.

FS1’s Rob Parker first reported the deal, which the Ravens later confirmed.

The Rams traded for the one-time All-Pro cornerback in the 2018 offseason, sending a second- and fourth-round pick to the Kansas City Chiefs. Entering this season, he led the NFL in interceptions with 22 since joining the league as a first-round draft pick in 2015.

He made the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons with the Chiefs. Peters logged three interceptions and 43 tackles while starting all 16 games in his first season with the Rams in 2018. He has a pair of interceptions in six starts this year.

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Peters is known for making big plays, but is also prone to gambling and giving up big pass plays to receivers.

Strange timing with Talib injury

His departure leaves questions for the Rams secondary after they placed opposite starting cornerback Aqib Talib on injured reserve Monday with a rib injury. Talib reportedly could return this season, but the loss of both starting cornerbacks amounts to a significant shakeup for the defending NFC champions.

Nickell Robey-Coleman and Troy Hill are listed as the top backup cornerbacks on the Rams depth chart.

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