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Ravens News: Baltimore Trades With LA Rams For Star Defensive Back

Ravens bolster defensive unit with Marcus Peters

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, a big trade is going down in the NFL. Furthermore, the trade signals two organizations knowing they’re headed in two directions.

First, the Baltimore Ravens acquire star cornerback Marcus Peters; with the AFC Central crown within their sights. Right now the Ravens have a commanding 4-2 record with the next closest team being Cleveland and Pittsburgh, each at 2-4. Perhaps this is a move that the Ravens are trying to make a play for a first round bye and more in a muddled AFC where the Chiefs look human suddenly.

Then, there’s the Los Angeles Rams. Currently they sit at 3-3 and have faced a few disappointing and spiritless losses. With the 49ers and Seahawks ahead of them handily, it probably made sense to make this move. It’s not like Peters was helping in their scheme to keep points off the board.

Here’s what Rapoport has to say in terms of immediate reaction:

Also, the Ravens are sending some linebacker that not a lot of us have heard of named Kenny Young over to the Rams. Baltimore also included a fourth-round draft pick in the 2020 draft.

Finally, it’s pretty rare that big trades go down in the NFL. For the Rams to give up a talent like Peters at cornerback, something has to be ‘off’. Peters played 22 games for the Rams and intercepted five passes. He was a pro bowl player for Kansas City in 2015 and 2016.

Maybe he’s got little tread left on the tires, or as mentioned before; he wasn’t a fit for the Rams current scheme. Either way, this trade signals some kind of read-between-the-lines message. It’s just that it will take us some time into the future to figure out what it was.

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