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Rams trade Marcus Peters to Ravens for Kenny Young, 2020 draft pick

Marcus Peters, Rams

The Los Angeles Rams have traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed 2020 draft pick:

The Rams acquired Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs in February 2018. He played the first three seasons of his career with the Chiefs and was First-Team All-Pro in 2016.

Peters started all 16 regular-season games for the Rams in 2018, racking up 43 total tackles, eight passes defended and three interceptions, including one pick-6. He started all three playoff games as the Rams advanced to the Super Bowl, only to lose a defensive struggle against the New England Patriots. The cornerback had eight tackles and two passes defended in the postseason.

The 26-year-old also started all six games this season, notching 14 tackles, four passes defended, two picks (one pick-6) and a fumble recovery. Peters did struggle at times with the Rams, and the team in general is currently on a three-game losing streak after starting the season 3-0. Los Angeles also just placed cornerback Aqib Talib on IR, making this trade all the more curious.

The 4-2 Ravens are hoping Marcus Peters can find his groove and provide a spark to their defense.

Young was a fourth-round pick of the Ravens in 2018. He appeared in all 16 games as a rookie and started of them. The UCLA product has 64 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a pass breakup and two forced fumbles in the first 21 games of his NFL career.

This trade comes on the heels of another deal for Los Angeles. The Rams also acquired center Austin Corbett from the Cleveland Browns to help bolster a struggling offensive line.