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  • Wed 28th Aug 2019 - 3:02am
    THOUSAND OAKS , Calif. (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 Josh Allen Jersey , his first in Los Angeles after being acquired in a trade with the Chiefs, 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, 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. Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown left the team’s highly anticipated matchup against New England in the second quarter Sunday with a left calf injury. Brown left in obvious pain after getting his left leg tangled up with a pair of New England defenders. He was helped to the medical tent, then taken to a hospital for further examination. Brown, the NFL’s leading receiver, had two catches for 24 yards before leaving the game. Pittsburgh rookie running back James Conner left with a sprained knee in the fourth quarter. The Patriots lost running back Rex Burkhead with a knee injury in the first half. He did not return as the Patriots rallied to beat the Steelers 27-24. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers lost one of his top wide receivers when Davante Adams left in the third quarter because of a concussion. Adams took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis on an interception return by Colin Jones. As Adams was running to make the tackle on Jones, Davis appeared to launch himself at Adams with a peel-back block Josh Oliver Jersey , immediately sending the wide receiver to the ground and out of the game. Davis was flagged for a 15-yard penalty. Also, Packers linebacker Nick Perry suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter and did not return. Panthers wide receiver Russell Shepard left the game in the second half with a shoulder injury and did not return. 49ers wide receiver Aldrick Robinson suffered a concussion in the first quarter. He went to the locker room with head and wrist injuries after he was hit hard by Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson along the Tennessee sideline. Robinson was stretching out trying to make a catch when he got slammed and went down for several minutes with 5:24 to go in the opening quarter. Titans cornerback Logan Ryan sustained an ankle injury in the second quarter against San Francisco. Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams, whose interception set up his team’s field goal late in the first half, left in the third quarter against New Orleans with concussion symptoms. Saints tight end Michael Hoomanawanui left in the first half with concussion symptoms. Right guard Larry Warford went out with concussion symptoms late in the first half after he tried to make a tackle on Williams’ interception. The Giants had safety Landon Collins and linebacker B.J. Goodson leave after aggravating ankle injuries. King suffered a concussion on his 57-yard TD catch which ended with a dive into the end zone. Eagles nickel cornerback Patrick Robinson left in the second half to be evaluated for a concussion. Eagles tight end Trey Burton, who caught a TD pass, was limited in the second half by cramps. Texans center Nick Martin (ankle) and right guard Jeff Allen (concussion) left in the second half against Jacksonville. Linebacker Benardrick McKinney injured a shoulder making a touchdown-saving tackle on a punt return. Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee injured his right ankle in the first quarter and was later ruled out. Cardinals wide receiver Brittan Golden broke his right arm on a punt return against Washington. Defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche left with a wrist injury. Linebacker Karlos Dansby suffered a calf injury. Redskins rookie linebacker Ryan Anderson suffered a sprained knee in punt coverage. Anderson came in dealing with an ankle injury. Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines was carted off in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. Dolphins cornerback T.J. McDonald left in the fourth quarter against Buffalo with a shoulder injury. The list of missing Bengals starters grew when left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (shoulder) left in the first quarter against Minnesota. Right tackle Andre Smith limped off in the fourth quarter. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (knee) and DT Carl Davis (lower leg) will undergo MRIs on Monday, but he doesn’t think either injury is serious. —

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