Still, Carr said Peters missing the game does not "dramatically" alter what the Raiders aim to do at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, when two of the three 6-6 teams tied for first place in the AFC West meet.
Peters earned the fourth unsportsmanlike conduct of his career and third of the season Sunday versus the Jets. After a drive that was extended by multiple penalties on Kansas City's secondary, the two-time All-Pro did the unthinkable and grabbed an official's yellow penalty flag and threw it several rows up into the crowd.
Kenneth Acker is listed as Peters' backup at left cornerback; the Chiefs also signed veteran Darrelle Revis recently, and he is listed as the backup to Steven Nelson right cornerback. Michael Crabtree will be back for the Raiders after serving a one-game suspension for his role in the Aqib Talib fight versus the Denver Broncos.
Suspending Peters for this game could send a message that it's time for him to tone things down. He later returned to the sideline, but did not re-enter the game.
"This was something that Marcus and I discussed and I leave it at that", Reid said.More news: Could South Carolina see the first snow of the season this weekend?
The episode on Sunday served as the latest breakdown in discipline for the All-Pro cornerback. Since taking over as the team's Offensive Coordinator two weeks ago, Bill Musgrave has been unable to find a cure for whatever's plaguing his unit. Chiefs have forced one turnover in last four games. Anytime you can get a piece back, it's nothing against anybody else, but those guys are starters for a reason. "I obviously bank on those guys". We have a good locker room; we have a mature locker room. "It's really the Raiders versus the Chiefs and we all have to adjust based on different guys being available or not".
"I keep that in house", Reid said.
Smith said he believe the team's leadership stands prepared to move on this week without Peters.
"I think Nagy did a heck of a job".
"I can't speak for everybody in here, but certainly I know a lot of the leaders on this team I think are ready to go", Smith said.
"I do enjoy going there, but it'd feel a lot better afterwards if we could win a game". To go back and forth on all this stuff at this point is pointless a little bit.