Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters against Raiders

Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters against Raiders

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without cornerback Marcus Peters when they host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

Peters played all 82 defensive snaps in the Chiefs Week 7 loss to the Raiders at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, totaling two tackles, and providing his usual, tight coverage all evening.

Reid said Peters won't practice this week.

Peters was penalized for throwing a penalty flag into the stands after the Jets' two-point try with 2:15 left in the game. The ensuing skirmish featured a odd turn of events when Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch ran in from the sidelines to "defend Peters". "I haven't made any decision either way", Reid said.

Reid also has given strong vocal support to quarterback Alex Smith, but the same team sources say Smith will be on a shorter leash based upon his performance against the Jets. What changed or led Reid to this decision is not clear, but it is obvious that the Chiefs have an identity problem - especially on defense.

After Reid announced he was mulling over punishment for Peters, the point was delivered clearly on Wednesday incidental behavior would no longer be tolerated.

The Chiefs might have to lean on Steven Nelson (who was flagged for the penalty that incensed Peters), Terrance Mitchell, Revis, Phillip Gaines and Kenneth Acker at corner against the Raiders, who get back wide receiver Michael Crabtree from suspension for this Week 14 game. Both teams are 6-6, and the Chiefs have dropped six of their last seven after starting 5-0.

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