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Rams Acquire CB Marcus Peters


The Rams have added one of the best cornerbacks in the league to their secondary, acquiring Marcus Peters from the Chiefs.

Los Angeles sent a 2018 fourth-round pick and its 2019 second-round pick to Kansas City in exchange for Peters and a 2018 sixth-round pick.

Selected No. 18 overall in the 2015 draft out of Washington, Peters has been one of the premier cornerbacks since he entered the league. As a rookie, Peters led the NFL with eight interceptions — two of which he returned for touchdowns. Peters has since recorded five and six interceptions, respectively, in 2016 and 2017.

No one has recorded more interceptions or forced more takeaways since Peters turned pro. The cornerback has recorded 19 picks — plus two more in the postseason — with five forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries in the last three seasons. He's also recorded the most passes defensed since 2015 with 55.

Peters joins a refreshed secondary in Los Angeles that now includes cornerbacks Aquib Talib — acquired via trade from Denver — and Sam Shields, who signed with the club as a free agent last week. Additionally, Los Angeles placed its non-exclusive franchise tag on safety Lamarcus Joyner and has re-signed sold corner Nickell Robey-Coleman to a three-year deal.

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