The Las Vegas Raiders sign cornerback Marcus Peters ‘to a one-year contract,’ adding the three-time Pro Bowler to help the iffy secondary that tied for LAST in interceptions in 2022
- The Raiders had the worst interception numbers in the league in 2021 and 2022
- Peters has recorded 32 interceptions and made two All-Pro teams in his career.
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Three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters has signed a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders, the team announced Monday.
Details of the deal were not released, but various reports claim that Peters signed a one-year deal with the team.
Peters’ agent did not immediately respond to an email from DailyMail.com requesting contract details.
Peters, 30, spent last season with the Baltimore Ravens after missing the entire 2021 season with a torn ACL. He was acquired by the Ravens in a 2020 trade with the Los Angeles Rams.
During his seven-year career, Peters has recorded 32 interceptions. That’s more than the 26 combined career interceptions attributed to Baltimore’s current cornerbacks.
Three-time Pro Bowl CB Marcus Peters has signed a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders
Last season, the Raiders were tied for the fewest interceptions in the NFL with just six. And to make matters worse, only two of those interceptions came from a cornerback.
Las Vegas also ranked last in the league with just six interceptions at the end of the 2021 season, so the addition of a defenseman like Peters was much needed.
Along with Peters, the Raiders added help to their defensive back pool by spending a fourth-round draft pick on Jakorian Bennett and also signed veterans Brandon Facyson, Duke Shelley and David Long Jr. in free agency. To go along with this, they also added undrafted free agents Jordan Perryman and Azizi Hearn.
Peters also played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams during his career.
In a video posted by the team, Peters said: “Just win baby that’s the only message I have for all of you.” Let’s do it.’
Peter’s addition to the team isn’t the only good news Raiders fans have received this week, as new quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was able to pass his physical after undergoing offseason foot surgery.
Shortly after Garoppolo signed his three-year, $72.75 million contract with the Raiders, it was revealed that an addendum was added to the contract for him to sign the contract without passing the original physical due to the surgery, and that he could not hold the team responsible if further damage eventually occurred to his foot.