Marcus Peters is focused on what is happening in Miami
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Marcus Peters is focused on what is happening in Miami
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(AP) — and the Los Angeles Rams defensive back insists it has nothing to do with the contract the Dolphins gave to cornerback Xavien Howard earlier this month.Howard agreed to a five-year deal that includes $46 million guaranteed and could be worth $76.5 million, resetting the market with the most lucrative extension ever for a NFL cornerback just as Peters is set to play out the final season of his rookie contract on the fifth-year option.But Peters said that he prioritizes a return trip to the Super Bowl, which will be played in the Dolphins’ stadium next February, over getting his next contract settled.“I want to get to the Super Bowl and win it this time, that’s what I want to break, really,” Peters said. “All of the rest of the stuff will take care of itself.”Peters repeated that phrase multiple times Tuesday after the Rams started the second week of organized team activities, refusing to discuss what he might want from his second contract.However, it seems possible that Peters’ starting point for a contract could exceed the terms of Howard’s deal based on how the 2015 first-round draft pick has produced on the field.Peters has 22 interceptions in four seasons with Kansas City and the Rams, compared to Howard’s 11 picks over the past two seasons. Peters did finish with a career-low three interceptions this past season, his first in Los Angeles after being acquired in a trade with the Chiefs http://www.seahawksfootballauthentics.co...-authentic , though some of the drop in production could be attributed to a calf injury he sustained in Week 4 against the Chargers.There was a clear downturn in Peters’ performance following the injury, notably struggling to contain New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas in a Week 9 loss at the Saints. Thomas had 12 receptions for 211 yards in that game, including a 72-yard touchdown catch against Peters.When the Rams and Saints played again in the NFC championship game, a healthier Peters responded by helping limit Thomas to four receptions for 36 yards. Coach Sean McVay praised Peters for how he bounced back in the playoffs and hopes it sets a template for how he can produce this season.“One of the things that really says as much about Marcus as anything is the ability to overcome some adversity early on,” McVay said. “He stayed the course. He took accountability and I thought he played his best ball towards the end of the year.”McVay hopes to get the most out of Peters by better featuring his “great ball skills, great instincts and awareness” in his second season in Los Angeles. Peters also expects to be more effective with a better understanding of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ system and how the Rams structure their program.“Everything is running smoothly now,” Peters said. “You kind of understand the schedule, how everything is going to work. It just plays itself out now.”Peters has the same expectations when it comes to his contract, especially after McVay said in April when league owners held their annual meetings that he “absolutely” wants to have Peters sign a long-term deal with the Rams.“The only thing I can do is come in and do my job and be the best teammate I’m doing, be the best player I can be on the field, and the rest of the stuff will take care of itself,” Peters said. “I’m not too worried about it.”NOTES: RB Todd Gurley has yet to participate in on-field drills during organized team activities. “He’s been an active participant Ugo Amadi Jersey , you know, following the program that we’ve implemented with him, and we’re very pleased with where Todd is at right now,” McVay said. … DE Dante Fowler was not in attendance for Tuesday’s workout after missing his flight back to Los Angeles, McVay said. RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It’s almost a given now that a Monday night game played in Seattle is going to include some sort of wackiness.The latest chapter came during Seattle’s 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings that has the Seahawks on the cusp of clinching an NFC playoff spot. The Seahawks need just one win against either of their final two NFC opponents — at San Francisco this week or at home to Arizona in Week 17 — to wrap up a wild-card berth.They didn’t get here without controversy, however, after officials failed to call a penalty on Bobby Wagner when he leaped the line of scrimmage to block Dan Bailey’s field goal attempt with 5:38 remaining.Wagner’s play was a marvel — clearing the Minnesota line without the benefit of a running start. But his hands clearly touched the backs of two teammates as he leaped. Wagner didn’t seem to care postgame whether his play was legal or not, and coach Pete Carroll emphasized on his weekly radio show on KIRO-AM on Tuesday morning that he considered it a judgment call.“They have to judge. You can place your hands on players. You can’t use it for leverage. That’s where the judgment comes in,” Carroll said.The leap added to a list of Monday night controversies that began with the 2012 “Fail Mary” game. The disputed touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate on the final play of that game to beat Green Bay triggered an end to a dispute between the league and its officials.That was followed in 2015 by a 13-10 win against Detroit during which Kam Chancellor forced a fumble at the 1-yard line with less than two minutes remaining, and K.J. Wright illegally guided the ball out of the end zone for a touchback. Wright should have been called for an illegal bat and Detroit should have regained possession at the Seattle 1. Instead, the Seahawks ran out the clock.In 2016 http://www.clevelandbrownsteamonline.com...aki-jersey , officials failed to call a roughing the kicker penalty against Richard Sherman late in the first half against Buffalo. Eventually, Dan Carpenter missed a 54-yard attempt and Buffalo ended up losing by six.And then came Wagner’s leap. Had Wagner been penalized, the Vikings would have had a first down at the Seattle 15. As it stood, Wagner’s block sparked a quick drive by Seattle capped by Chris Carson’s 2-yard touchdown run that put the game out of reach.“He game-planned the hell out of it, so we already knew he was going to block it,” Seattle defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson said. “That was a great call and it worked. That’s what we save those things for. He made a great leap, blocked it.”The Seahawks almost can’t miss the postseason at this point. And it was Seattle’s defense that led the way against the Vikings.The Seahawks used a variety of coverages to stymie Kirk Cousins and keep Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen from being factors until late in the game. The Seahawks held Minnesota to 276 total yards after allowing 450 yards or more in three of the previous four games.“That’s the name of the game right now. Who can outlast the other opponent?” defensive end Frank Clark said. “Who can take the pain a little bit more right now? Who can thrive the best under the pressure of being great, the pressure of succeeding, the pressure of taking on the pressure when it’s all on you? I feel like that’s the one thing we’re doing right now.”NOTES: Carroll said on his radio show that LB Mychal Kendricks injured his knee during the game and was unsure if he would be able to play Sunday. Kendricks briefly went to the sideline during the second half but returned to the game. … Seattle rushed for 214 yards, second-highest total of the season. The Seahawks rushed for 273 yards against the Rams. Both of those performances came with Jordan Simmons filling in at right guard for D.J. Fluker, who missed Monday’s game with a hamstring injury.
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