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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Report: Marcus Peters requested trade after playoff loss

The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday agreed to a trade with the Los Angeles Rams involving All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters. The trade is expected to involve draft pick compensation for the Chiefs, but not any players.

Though there were some quiet rumblings the past few weeks about Peters potentially being traded, the report still came as a surprise to many. And now one person says the trade talks may have been prompted by a request from Peters.

Seth Keysor, who writes for Chiefs fan site Arrowhead Pride, says he was told Peters requested a trade after the Chiefs blew a playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

Peters had several issues last season. He got into it with a fan in November, prompting Chiefs head coach Andy Reid to say Peters needed to be more professional. Peters was later suspended by the team for walking off the field after he threw a flag in the stands even though he had not been kicked out of the game. It was later reported that his suspension by the team was also in part due to a spat with a coach.

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported during the week that the Chiefs’ owner had concerns about some of Peters’ behavior last season. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt also

Owner Clark Hunt has some concerns with Peters’ actions last season, as I hear it, and some of his unusual behavior during games, and he might not be long for Kansas City. Hunt has also met with Peters in the past to discuss his protests during the national anthem.

If Peters did express some feelings of not wanting to be with the Chiefs, and they already had some issues with his behavior, then it makes sense why Kansas City agreed to trade him this offseason.

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