Baltimore Ravens Open to Reunion With Pro Bowl Cornerback

The Baltimore Ravens may not be finished with one of their veteran cornerbacks. Speaking with reporters on Saturday, head coach John Harbaugh said the team would not close the door on re-signing defensive back Marcus Peters despite the recent acquisition of Rock Ya-Sin.

The Ravens signed former Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Ya-Sin earlier this month to a one-year, $6 million deal. The move appeared to signal the end of Peters' tenure with the Ravens, who first joined the team in 2019 and has logged 36 starts over the past four seasons. Peters remains an unrestricted free agent.

Peters is 30 years old and coming off a couple of down years, but he was a valuable, game-changing defender at the peak of his powers. At times, the three-time Pro Bowler has been one of the most feared coverage men in the league: he led the league in interceptions as a rookie and has led the league in interception return yardage three times. Unfortunately, his high-risk, high-reward playstyle has its downsides: in 2022, he allowed a frustrating 113.7 passer rating on throws in his direction.

Given most teams now play the vast majority of their snaps with at least three cornerbacks on the field, it makes sense for the Ravens to leave a light on for Peters. His days as a game-changer may be over, but if his current market is any indication, he could be a relatively low-cost veteran addition with experience in the scheme. He's young enough that the upside of a bounce-back season is still on the table.

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