Peters, 26, was in his second season with the Rams following a trade from the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Rams shipped pending free agent cornerback Marcus Peters to the Ravens to the Ravens to add help at linebacker.
But assuming that Los Angeles does in fact make some sort of move to put the defense in better position at cornerback, from a long-term perspective, the Rams could actually benefit from Peters no longer being around.
Peters was in the a year ago of his contract, so he wasn't set to take up any cap space in 2020. The Ravens can spend the next 12 weeks seeing if Peters is a fit in a secondary with veterans Brandon Carr and Earl Thomas and decide if they want to. Young is making less than $370,000 and is signed cheaply through 2021.
Through six games in 2019, Peters has two interceptions, a touchdown, four passes defended and 14 tackles for the Rams.
The Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey, given he's already been on the trading block, and the Broncos' Chris Harris Jr., given his ties to defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, make the most sense as targets before the October 29 trade deadline. Peters is likely to replace one of them in the starting lineup. He was also named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year. At cornerback, Tavon Young (neck) is on injured reserve, Jimmy Smith (knee) has missed the past five games and now Maurice Canady is day-to-day with a hamstring injury. Young seems like the gravy here to build on the cap savings and draft pick acquisition.
Armstead had a 90.3 PFF grade in the 49ers' win, and now has an overall grade of 89.5 through five games.