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Rams Deal Draft Picks to Chiefs for All Pro CB Marcus Peters

The Rams have a new cornerback, as today Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Chiefs and Rams have pulled of a deal, as Los Angeles has dealt for CB Marcus Peters.

Peters would presumably step in as the Rams’ primary cornerback, which might spell the end of Trumaine Johnson’s tenure with the Rams. Peters has 19 interceptions in his first three NFL seasons and was named first-team All-Pro in 2016, the second of back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances.

Peters was originally the 18th overall pick out of Washington in 2015 and will cost $3.05 million toward the salary cap this season. The Rams would then have until May 3 to pick up his fifth-year option for 2019, which is projected at roughly $9 million.

The Rams entered the offseason with a desperate need at cornerback. Johnson, who spent the past two years under the franchise tag, and slot corner Nickell Robey-Coleman are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents. Their No. 2 cornerback, Kayvon Webster, suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in December. And beyond them there isn’t much depth.

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