Marcus Peters to the Ravens when the Raiders release him?

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Last offseason, the Baltimore Ravens and defensive back Marcus Peters decided to part ways with the cornerback leaving Maryland in July. Peters signed a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, but his days in Sin City seem to be over after Sunday's loss against Kansas City.

According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, the Raiders "almost cut" Peters "earlier this season," according to team and league sources, and now the former Ravens defender is "not expected back when the team returns from its bye week."

Peters spent two and a half seasons in Baltimore after entering the NFL in 2015 as the 18th-overall pick of the draft, a selection made by the Chiefs back then. He was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in Kansas City.

During his span in Maryland, Peters racked up 99 tackles while forcing six fumbles, on top of intercepting eight passes and returning those for 203 yards. That said, his production dropped last season to the extent both parties decided the best was to part ways.

That, however, could change following the news popping up on Sunday about the expected release of Peters by the Raiders putting him on waivers and making him available for whoever that wants to sign him.

No need to mention that when someone gets released by an NFL team, well, that means something and in the case of Peters that means that he has, once more and for the second year in a row, played to subpar levels making his cut inevitable.

Tafur wrote that the Raiders signed Peters "to be a leader in the secondary," but after more two-thirds of the season he has been "a huge disappointment."

In their Week 12 matchup against the Chiefs, played on Sunday before Baltimore's SNF clash against the Chargers, Peters was benched by interim head coach before the end of the first half, never again getting back to the field throughout the remainder of the game.

If Peters is released and nobody claims him off waivers (which follow a pre-set order), then he will be able to sign with any team he wants to do so with that offers him a deal.

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The Ravens might look into adding him to the roster, although bringing him back shouldn't be a priority considering how good the defense has been to date, the mediocre production of Peters, and the bad vibes he might carry into Baltimore's locker room.

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