Early indications point to the Los Angeles Rams catching a huge break with an injury to Marcus Peters that seemed awful at first.
Including Week 3, teams across the NFL have seen numerous injuries to key players, and the Los Angeles Rams were holding their breath when Marcus Peters went down during Sunday’s 35-23 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
During the offseason, the Rams made a key move in acquiring Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs to give them a jump start at filling their need at cornerback since bringing Trumaine Johnson back was going to be too expensive. And even though there were some concerns surrounding Peters with his attitude, Los Angeles felt confident enough in Wade Phillips being able to keep him in check since he’s dealt with players like this before.
Right away, Peters wasted no time making an impact for the Rams in the season opener against the Oakland Raiders when he picked off Derek Carr, and returned the interception for a game-sealing touchdown.
Take this into consideration along with the fact that Los Angeles brought in Aqib Talib as well this offseason, and the Rams seemed like they were going to have one of the top cornerback duos in the NFL.
With that being said, as great as Sunday’s victory over the Chargers was for the Rams, the team unfortunately saw both cornerbacks end up leaving the game with injuries, and early indications made it seem like Peters could have suffered a season-ending injury.
Turns out, that wasn’t the case at all, although it does look like Peters is going to miss the next couple of games.
When taking into consideration that Peters was quickly carted to the locker room, and seemed to have suffered some sort of Achilles injury, the Rams should consider this calf strain as a win, as bad as that sounds.
Losing Peters for the rest of the season would have been a crushing blow for Los Angeles on defense since he’s only appeared in three games, and hopefully the 2-4 weeks is the minimum for the Rams cornerback so he can quickly return.
As much attention as the offense receives for seeming impossible to stop when looking at the weapons Jared Goff has to work with, the defense for the Rams is loaded just as much from a talent perspective.
Peters was brought on for a reason in the offseason, and after all of the worrying from Sunday when the injury took place, it’s good to see Los Angeles catch some sort of break when it comes to one of their top cornerbacks only missing a brief amount of time instead of an entire season.