Ravens CB Marcus Peters expected to miss some time

Ravens, Marcus Peters. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
Ravens, Marcus Peters. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) /

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters is expected to miss some time after suffering a mild calf strain in Week 15’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

All things considered, the news could be much, much worse. The Ravens avoided sheer disaster with Peters’ mild injury, which could see him sit out of Saturday’s game but doesn’t appear to be season-ending.

According to NFL’s Ian Rapoport, the absence “should be a short one” though Peters is likely miss some time.

Peters limped off the field in Week 15 in the third quarter and was ruled out for the rest of the game, and given his previous injury history, many feared for the worst.

It’s worth noting that Peters also suffered a calf injury in 2020 and missed two games.

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Peters and Marlon Humphrey have returned to form as one of the league’s most elite cornerback duos, and the Ravens need Peters back sooner rather than later.

After Kyle Fuller’s season-ending injury in Week 1, the Ravens lost key depth at the position and has had to rely on the healthy statuses of Peters and Humphrey for the last 15 weeks of the season. In Peters’ absence, 2021 third-rounder Brandon Stephens will likely fill in as a temporary starter, and Kevon Seymour and Damarion Williams should see more snaps as well.

The Ravens have a relatively easy pair of opponents these next few weeks in the Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers, though their offense has proven incapable of scoring touchdowns as of late.

Currently sitting second in the AFC North, the next two games are basically must-wins if the Ravens want a shot at the divisional crown.

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Hopefully, Peters will recover to full health by Week 18 when the Ravens face the Cincinnati Bengals in perhaps the most important game of the year.