Marcus Peters leaves Baltimore, signs with Las Vegas Raiders

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The Baltimore Ravens knew it was coming, but things were made official on Monday by the new franchise of a Ravens living legend: Marcus Peters can now be considered a former member of Flock Nation.

Peters, who entered free agency earlier this offseason, had been linked to the Las Vegas Raiders in the early days of the offseason. So much so, in fact, that he made an official visit to the Raiders a few months ago but passed on signing a deal back then.

After visiting Las Vegas for a second time on Monday, July 24, Peters put pen to paper and inked a one-year deal with the Raiders. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first reported the news.

While the specifics of the agreement have not been disclosed by Las Vegas, multiple reports suggest that it is a one-year contract, including Rapoport's original leak as well as many others echoing the news after that one.

Peters entered the NFL as a first-round, 18th-overall pick out of Washington when the Chiefs selected him in 2015. He's gone on to rack up accolades including three Pro Bowl and two All-Pro nods. He was also named Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2015.

In two full seasons with the Ravens and a partial one after getting traded by the Rams to Baltimore midway through 2019, Peters got 99 tackles, three of them for a loss, forced six fumbles, and sacked an opposing quarterback twice. He also intercepted eight passes returning them for 203 yards and a couple of touchdowns.

After his production notably dropped last season, the Ravens decided to allow Peters to hit free agency and never really entertained contract negotiations for an extension with the cornerback, who only appeared in 13 games for the Flock Nation in 2022 following a year out in 2021 while recovering from an ACL injury.

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