NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo joined “Up to the Minute” Tuesday afternoon to discuss the Marcus Peters trade rumors. We outlined potential reasons for such a deal to take place or not take place Tuesday morning here at AP.
On Chiefs CB Marcus Peters trade rumors, no one has told me or @RapSheet it’s not gonna happen ... but nobody is ruling it out. No indications there are ongoing talks with any team. pic.twitter.com/muNMJKiXmG— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 20, 2018
The latest from Garafolo:
“No one has told us that it’s accurate. No one has told us that it’s not accurate or that it couldn’t happen here. This began with Pro Football Talk over the weekend saying there was some talk around the league that, “Would the Chiefs make Marcus Peters available via trade?” but really nobody truly bringing it home and saying, “This guy’s on the market.” From what Ian (Rapoport) and I are told from people involved with the Chiefs and also people who would have spoken to the Chiefs about it, there have been no discussions. It’s just something down the line that—don’t rule it out basically. But as it stands right now, Marcus Peters ... I wouldn’t rule it out but I’m thinking right now Marcus Peters remains a Chief.”
As Garafolo mentioned, the trade rumor began with ProFootballTalk and gained further steam after a tweet by CBS Sports reporter Jason La Canfora claimed that he heard “chatter” around the league.
On the other side of the spectrum, Pro Football Talk doubled down early Tuesday afternoon with another article by Mike Florio:
“Despite the shouts of FAKE NEWS! coming from Chiefs fans who disagree with the notion that cornerback Marcus Peters could be traded, the talk in league circles regarding the possibility that the Chiefs will entertain offers (if not initiate them) remains real.”
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