Marcus Peters Trade Rumors: Chiefs CB 'May Not Be Long for Kansas City'

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistFebruary 20, 2018

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16:  Cornerback Marcus Peters #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts to the crowd against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters has reportedly landed on the trade block ahead of next week's scouting combine in Indianapolis.

On Monday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported the defensive back "may not be long for K.C."

The update came after Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk noted Sunday there was chatter around the league about the possibility the Chiefs would move Peters following the signing of fellow corner David Amerson and the upcoming acquisition of Kendall Fuller in the Alex Smith trade.

He's coming off another solid year for Kansas City, which selected him with the 18th overall pick in 2015.

The 25-year-old University of Washington product tallied 46 combined tackles, nine passes defended, five interceptions and three forced fumbles in 14 appearances. Pro Football Focus graded him as the league's No. 17 cornerback.

Peters received a one-game suspension from the team for an outburst against the New York Jets, though. And the front office will soon have to decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal for 2019.

It's unclear what the Chiefs would be seeking in a trade, but his play has lived up to the first-round investment the organization made in him three years ago.


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