Will the Browns benefit from the Marcus Peters trade?

Posted February 25, 2018

As the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams work there way to completing a blockbuster trade that will send Marcus Peters to Southern California, we're starting to hear a bit more about the trade process. With the added players in the secondary on their way, the Chiefs may have felt they had enough depth to trade Peters. The trade can not be officially processed until March 14. Peters, a two-time Pro Bowler who was named first-team All-Pro in 2016, has compiled an NFL-leading 19 interceptions since being drafted 18th overall three years ago. Peters was suspended one game last season for throwing a penalty flag after a play then left the field without being ejected.

The Kansas City Chiefs have chose to move on from Marcus Peters.

Peters has drawn the ire of some fans for refusing to stand for the national anthem, even though he has never explained why he is protesting.

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The Peters acquisition gives the Rams salary-cap flexibility, which they could use on pending free agents such as safety Lamarcus Joyner and wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs "were pushing to trade for" Rams OLB Robert Quinn in talks around CB Marcus Peters, but Quinn is unlikely to be part of the package.

But Peters also joins the Rams with some character concerns.

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Prior to the trades, the Chiefs were only scheduled to have four picks in the upcoming draft, which would have significantly hampered new general manager Brett Veach's chances of upgrading the roster.

The 25-year-old will cost $1.74 million toward the salary cap this season, which is almost one-tenth of Johnson's cap hit last year. But it's unknown whether those will occur in April's draft or in following years.

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