Ravens CB Marcus Peters appears to be on track to play Week 1

Ravens, Marcus Peters (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Ravens, Marcus Peters (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens are looking forward to the return of a number of injured players in 2022, and perhaps chief among those is cornerback Marcus Peters.

Peters tore his ACL just prior to the start of the regular season last year, the first blow to what would be an injury-riddled year for the Ravens’ secondary. One year later, he’s close to making his return.

The Rabens announced on Monday that Peters had been activated off the PUP list as he returned to practice for the first time since tearing his ACL nearly a year ago.

With just under four weeks to go until the start of the regular season, it appears as though Peters is on track to return in time for the team’s Week 1 matchup with the New York Jets.

The Ravens should have Marcus Peters back for Week 1

The Ravens were dealt a significant blow when Peters was forced to miss the entire 2021 season. His injury was the first in a long line of absences the Ravens would deal with in their secondary.

There’s no telling how impactful the return of the former All-Pro cornerback will be to the Ravens’ defense, especially when paired with the additions of Kyle Hamilton, Marcus Williams, and Kyle Fuller.

Peters is entering somewhat of a make-or-break season as well as he enters the final year of his contract. The 29-year-old will need to prove that he can stay healthy in 2022 and contribute at the level he did prior to his injury.

The Ravens have been preparing for life after Peters with the addition of Jalyn Armour-Davis and Damarion Williams in this year’s draft. Still, in the short term, few players are more important to the Ravens’ defensive success.

After practice, head coach John Harbaugh indicated that Peters was “in a good place” in regard to his recovery. While he only participated in individual drills, it feels like a matter of time before he’s back in team drills.

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The Ravens remain hopeful that Marcus Peters will be able to suit up for Week 1. Monday was an important step in the right direction.