Ex­treme makeover

With Peters, Ravens can make sag­ging sec­ondary a strength

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - NATION & WORLD - By Jonas Shaf­fer

The most im­me­di­ate con­se­quences of maybe the Ravens’ most im­por­tant mid­sea­son ac­qui­si­tion in fran­chise his­tory were ev­i­dent Fri­day af­ter­noon, as team mem­bers packed their bags for a week­end trip to Seat­tle, home of the high-fly­ing Sea­hawks.

Cor­ner­back Jimmy Smith had a new locker room neigh­bor. Cor­ner­back Bran­don Carr had a new num­ber. And there was a new, not-quite-yet-fi­nal­ized locker name­plate. Mar­cus Peters stood in front of it for over five min­utes Fri­day, crowded by re­porters, an­swer­ing ques­tions about the trade that had sent him from Los An­ge­les to TV: Ra­dio:

Bal­ti­more, about old team­mates and new play­books, about what it meant to join a sec­ondary that, only six weeks ago, hadn’t needed him.

It had all hap­pened so fast: traded on Tues­day af­ter­noon by the Rams for in­side line­backer Kenny Young and a re­ported

MARK J. TERRILL/AP

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