Marcus Peters set to visit with Las Vegas Raiders

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) stiff arms Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) stiff arms Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus / Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

Former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters has had a tough time finding a place to call home for the 2023 NFL season, but he has a potential window open to him in the form of an AFC West rival. The Las Vegas Raiders will reportedly have Peters in for a visit in free agency next week.

As training camp begins for teams around the NFL, some veterans are finally signing or at least getting some new attention, and the Raiders are apparently bringing in Peters next Monday, according to NFL reporter Ian Rapoport.

Per Rapoport, this is Peters' second visit to the team.

After missing the 2021 season to a torn ACL, Peters returned to play the majority of the season and make 13 total starts for the Baltimore Ravens in '22. Despite being healthy once again, and even another season removed from such a devastating injury, Peters' free agency campaign has been slow-going compared to other defensive backs. Last year was Peters' first season with a single interception to his name after years of averaging multiple per season.

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Peters entered the league as a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was an instinctive ballhawk of a corner out of Washington who made an instant impact with the Chiefs and led the entire NFL in interceptions during his rookie year with 8. He's led the NFL in interception yardage on four separate occasions.

Despite his penchant for generating turnovers, however, his mercurial personality put him at odds with some on Andy Reid's coaching staff and he was ultimately traded away to the L.A. Rams for two draft choices (who became safeties Armani Watts and Juan Thornhill). Peters would only last a bit more than one season with the Rams before being traded to Baltimore.

For his career, Peters has 92 pass deflections and 32 interceptions for 6 touchdowns in 104 career games.