Chiefs finalize deal sending Marcus Peters to Los Angeles Rams


The new league year doesn't officially kick off until March 14, but already we are seeing some big moves come from the Kansas City Chiefs. A small chance had remained that Johnson would re-sign with the Rams, but that door seemingly has been slammed, and the Rams appear to have upgraded.

Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters is one of the elite players at his position, but the team has apparently exhausted of his behavior and attitude. He made the Pro Bowl again in 2016. He went on pick after the 49ers chose defensive lineman Arik Armstead, who has struggled to stay on the field in two of his three seasons and has six career sacks.

While his antics in the game garnered the most media attention, he had a spat with one of the Chiefs coach on the plane ride out of NY after the game, which one can only assume did him no favors with Chiefs' brass.

The only questions about Peters involve his temperament. Peters earned a one-game suspension from Chiefs head coach Andy Reid last season. He reportedly also got into a heated discussion with a Chiefs coach.

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The news comes less than a week after Pro Football Talk reported that people around the NFL wondered if the Chiefs would be open to trading Peters.

Either way, the Chiefs were soon going to have to pay Peters a lot of money or lose him. He had five interceptions past year, but he was suspended for December's game against the Raiders because of his actions the previous week against the Jets.

Just as important, Peters' addition creates some financial flexibility.

Peters was originally the 18th overall pick out of Washington in 2015 and will cost $3.05 million toward the salary cap this season. He's been Los Angeles' top corner for the last two seasons and played under the franchise tag in both. Elsewhere defensively, moving Peters should allow the Chiefs to keep edge-rushing outside linebacker Justin Houston.