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Report: Chiefs CB Marcus Peters to leave AFC West, traded to Rams

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NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to trade cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams barring any unexpected snags, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The exact details of the trade are currently unknown but it is likely to be a package of draft picks, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The move shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise since Peters was suspended during the the 2017 season by coach Andy Reid and was rumored to be on the trading block this offseason.

Peters becomes the second marquee player the Chiefs have shipped out of the division this offseason as they sent Alex Smith to Washington in January, which should be good news for Raider Nation.

Despite Oakland being in the market for a cornerback, it was not among the teams interested in acquiring Peters, via Rapoport.

In addition, the move of Peters to the Rams increases the likelihood that Trumaine Johnson will be finding a new team meaning there could be one more quality starting cornerback that the Raiders can pursue in free agency.

Derek Carr isn’t completely out of the woods yet when it comes to avoiding Peters as Los Angeles is coming to Oakland next season.

But at least Carr will only have to face him once, not twice in 2018.