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The Athletic reports the Las Vegas Raiders have waived cornerback Marcus Peters.
Breaking: The Raiders have released CB Marcus Peters. He had a interception return for a TD in Week 8, but was benched last night. The move saves the team $1.5 million in incentives that Peters was on pace to earn.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) November 27, 2023
The first negative player-team development of the Antonio Pierce interim coaching tenure apparently is happening as the Las Vegas Raiders are reportedly expected to release starting cornerback Marcus Peters, according to The Athletic.
Antonio Pierce train slows down with Raiders loss; Marcus Peters expected to be released ⤵️ https://t.co/WxgmLHUp5u— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) November 27, 2023
Peters, in his first season with the Raiders, was benched in the second quarter Sunday in a 31-17 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs in favor of Jack Jones. It was Jones’ second game with the Raiders after being claimed off waivers from the New England Patriots.
After his benching, Peters was standing by himself on the sideline nd he did have spirited chat with Pierce on the sideline.
According to The Athletic, there was effort issues with Peters’ play. Peters, who grew up a Raiders’ fan in Oakland, has just one interception this season, but it was returned for a touchdown, in Week 8 at Detroit.
He has started all 12 games. If he is waived, the Raiders would save some bonus money, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.