Marcus Peters

Jalen Ramsey trade: Jaguars deal cornerback to Rams for draft picks


Jalen Ramsey trade: Jaguars deal cornerback to Rams for draft picks

The 49ers really messed with the Rams' heads.

In the wake of Los Angeles' 20-7 loss to San Francisco in Week 6, the Rams first traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, and then made an even bigger move.

The Jaguars traded cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Rams in exchange for two first-round and one fourth-round draft pick.

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Ramsey is arguably the best cornerback in the game, and has widely been rumored to be on the trade block ever since getting into a sideline confrontation with Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone in Week 2.

The All-Pro cornerback got his wish and got out of Jacksonville. The 49ers will see him in Week 16 when the Rams visit Levi's Stadium.

Rams trade Marcus Peters to Ravens after home loss to 49ers

Rams trade Marcus Peters to Ravens after home loss to 49ers

The state of the Rams quickly has gone from dreams to nightmares. Months after reaching the Super Bowl, Los Angeles has lost three straight games and already are shipping off big-name players. 

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Rams have traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Ravens in exchange for linebacker Kenny Young. The Ravens confirmed the transaction later Tuesday afternoon.

ESPN's Adam Schefter added some details about the deal.

The news comes just two days after the 49ers beat the Rams 20-7 in Los Angeles. After winning their first three games of the season, currently are 3-3, behind the 49ers and Seahawks for third in the NFC West. 

Peters recorded his second interception of the season Sunday when he picked off 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garpoppolo in the end zone. The two-time Pro Bowler finished the game with four tackles, one pass defensed and the one interception. 

Trading the Oakland native comes as quite the shock, especially after the Rams recently placed fellow starting cornerback Aqib Talib on injured reserve.

Los Angeles also made another move Tuesday by acquiring center Austin Corbett from the Browns. The 49ers sacked Rams quarterback Jared Goff four times Sunday and had six QB hits. 

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The 49ers will face Peters on his new team Dec. 1 when they face the Baltimore Ravens on the road in Week 13. Three weeks later, they'll play a Peter-less Rams at Levi's Stadium. 

From NFC champions to trading a former All-Pro after just six games, life in the revolving NFL has come fast at the Rams this season.

Super Bowl 53: Marshawn Lynch steals the show in pregame ceremony


Super Bowl 53: Marshawn Lynch steals the show in pregame ceremony

Chris Long won the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, but Marshawn Lynch stole the show. 

In a pregame ceremony Sunday before Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, the Raiders running back stood out from the other honorees. While his peers were dressed in suits, Lynch wore a backpack and sweats. 

While they stood, Lynch sat down.

He didn't stop there. As Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt took the microphone and cameras centered on him, Lynch did his best to remain inconspicuous. 

Of course, Lynch had a great reason to be there. He was the Raiders' nominee for the Payton award, in recognition of his work with underpriveledged youth in Oakland and the East Bay as a whole. 

“We are proud to nominate Marshawn Lynch for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement in December. “Marshawn’s impact on the field is easy to see. But it is off the field where he really makes a difference. While others may talk the talk, Marshawn walks the walk.”

Lynch made sure to recognize his roots, too. He met up with Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters, a fellow Oakland native, before kickoff. 

It sure beats the last time Lynch was at a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots involved.