On Monday, July 24th, 2023 the Las Vegas Raiders signed 3 – time NFL Pro Bowl star cornerback, Marcus Peters, to help upgrade their poor defensive secondary. The terms and details of this new contract between Peters and the Las Vegas Raiders have yet to be disclosed to the general public, but it has been reported that the NFL free agent in Marcus received a 1 – year contract from the Las Vegas Raiders.

The now 30 – year – old Marcus is a 7 – year veteran of the National Football League who missed the majority of the 2021 – 2022 NFL season due to a torn ACL injury that required surgery, was recently on the NFL’s free agency market for the very 1st – time, and Peters is currently coming off a career – low only 1 – interception last year for the Baltimore Ravens defense.

The Las Vegas Raiders Cornerbacks

Although he is coming right off of a down 2022 – 2023 NFL season his overall total 32 – career interceptions are a staggering 26 – more than the entire rest of the Las Vegas Raiders’ cornerbacks all combined so his services in their defensive secondary are highly – welcomed by the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Las Vegas Raiders’ 6 – total pick ooffs as a team last year was tied for the NFL worst, and only 2 – interceptions came from a cornerback such as the Las Vegas Raiders back – up CB in Amik Robertson. The Las Vegas Raiders were also in last place in the National Football League in interceptions back during the 2021 – 2022 NFL season with just 6 – picks.

The Las Vegas Raiders return slot cornerback, Nate Hobbs, who usually plays on the outside when necessary last year, in addition to Robertson, Sam Webb, Tyler Hall, Bryce Cosby, and Ike Brown.

The Las Vegas Raiders utilized a 4th – round NFL draft pick on the University of Maryland cornerback product in Jakorian Bennett as well as signing veteran cornerbacks such as Brandon Facyson, Duke Shelley, and David Long Jr. throughout the NFL’s free agency market this offseason. The Las Vegas Raiders also added the undrafted rookies of Jordan Perryman as well as Azizi Hearn to their 2023 – 2024 NFL team roster for now.

Marcus Peters has lots to bring to the Silver and Black

Peters is a 2 – time First – Team NFL All – Pro force on defense that has immediately became the Las Vegas Raiders’ most talented and highly – regarded cornerback on their defensive unit as the Las Vegas Raiders have recently begun their training camp.

Peters was originally a 1st – round NFL draft selection by the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2015 NFL Draft, and Marcus quickly made a name for himself as a pro by being named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award winner following him leading the NFL in interceptions with 8 as well as touchdowns with 2. Peters also has played for the Los Angeles Rams from 2018 to 2019, and his total of 32 – interceptions, 6 – pick – 6’s and 822 – interception return yards are the very most out of any active NFL player since way back in the year of 2015.

Marcus is well – known for his highly – emotional and at time extremely volatile play, which has led to several very heated confrontations with other players and teams throughout his illustrious 7 – year career in the National Football League.

Potentially the most famous incident remembered by fans of the Las Vegas Raiders occurred when Marcus was playing cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs, and his blatant late hit on Derek Carr back in 2017 nearly evolved into a major bench – clearing all out brawl. If it wasn’t for the then – Oakland Raiders superstar running back, Marshawn Lynch, to run on the field from the sideline in order to help protect his opponent in Peters. Lynch and Peters happen to actually be cousins who both ultimately grew up in the area of Oakland, California.

Last year, Marcus definitely had to be completely restrained during one of his overly emotional outbursts focused at the Baltimore Ravens head coach, John Harbaugh, during the final minutes of the Baltimore Ravens’ 23 to 20 defeat to the Buffalo Bills in a week – 4 match – up between the Ravens and the Bills.

While Marcus is joining his 4th – NFL team heading into his 8th – season playing in the NFL, it is the very 1st – time that Peters hit the open NFL free agency market as he previously has been traded two times from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Los Angeles Rams back in 2018 as well as from the Los Angeles Rams to the Baltimore Ravens halfway through the 2019 – 2020 NFL season.

Presently Peters is measuring in at 6 – feet and 197 – pound, Marcus has 346 – career tackles as well as a total of 11 – forced fumbles.

Last Monday the Las Vegas Raiders also announced that they signed the NFL veteran free agent defensive end in Isaac Rochell, who appeared in one game for the Las Vegas Raiders last year. It is apparent that the Las Vegas Raiders are absolutely making great strides in their attempt to improve their defense just prior to the start of the 2023 – 2024 NFL regular – season.

Peters’ Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards

  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award Winner (2015)
  • 2 – Time First – Team NFL All – Pro Selection (2016, 2019)
  • 2 – Time Second – Team NFL All – Pro Selection (2015, 2019)
  • 3 – Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2015, 2016, 2019)
  • NFL Interceptions Co – Leader (2015)
  • PFWA All – Rookie Team Selection (2015)
  • Second – Team All – Pac – 12 Selection (2013)