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Raiders added veteran Marcus Peters to their roster



Going into Monday the Las Vegas Raiders had one of the league's youngest secondaries after Monday that changed when they added former 3x pro bowler Marcus Peters. Peters is a much-needed roster move for the Raiders whose six interceptions last year were tied for the NFL low. In fact, only two picks came from a cornerback, backup Amik Robertson had both of them. Las Vegas was also last in the NFL in interceptions in 2021 with six.


In Peters career he’s been respected as a real ballhawk his 32 interceptions and, six pick-sixes and 822 interception return yards are the most of any active player since 2015. Peters, a 7-year vet entered free agency for the first time in his career. Peters spent the last few years with the Ravens. However, in 2021 he tore his ACL so last season was a down year for Peters as he was recovering from the injury suffered the previous year. The signing of Peters was a needed shot in the arm for Las Vegas.


Las Vegas returns slot cornerback Nate Hobbs, who played on the outside at times last season, along with Robertson, Sam Webb, Tyler Hall, Bryce Cosby and Ike Brown. The Raiders used a fourth-round pick on Maryland cornerback Jakorian Bennett and also signed veterans Brandon Facyson, Duke Shelley and David Long Jr. in free agency, while adding undrafted rookies Jordan Perryman and Azizi Hearn. Peters, a two-time first-team All-Pro, instantly is the Raiders' most accomplished cornerback. The hope for the Raiders is that Peters will add veteran leadership and revitalize his career in the desert.


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