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Marcus Peters, a Ravens draft target in 2015, excels with Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters tries to pump up the crowd as the San Diego Chargers attempt to tie the game in the final minute at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters tries to pump up the crowd as the San Diego Chargers attempt to tie the game in the final minute at Arrowhead Stadium. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

In the months leading up to this year's NFL draft, the Ravens did considerable homework on cornerback prospect Marcus Peters, who was dismissed from the University of Washington football team because of disciplinary issues.

The Ravens were comfortable with Peters and would have considered selecting him with the 26th overall pick. However, the cornerback was long gone before the Ravens were on the clock.

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Peters was selected 18th by the Chiefs, and he's emerged as one of the top candidates for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He has five interceptions, which is tied for third in the NFL, to go along with 49 tackles and 19 passes defended.

"We ended up liking him," Harbaugh said of Peters. "We went through all that stuff. I had many conversations with him, even right up to almost to the draft day. I felt like he was a good person. He was very motivated and he would be a good player and a good teammate."

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End zone

A week after having knee surgery in Florida, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was back at the team facility getting treatment. … The Ravens signed offensive guard Eric Herman, a 2013 seventh-round pick by the New York Giants, to their practice squad. … Running back-kick returner Raheem Mostert, who the team waived Tuesday but was hoping to re-sign, was claimed by the Cleveland Browns Wednesday. With Mostert gone, Harbaugh said the Ravens could use punt returner Kaelin Clay or running back Terrence Magee to return kicks.

Baltimore Sun reporter Jon Meoli contributed to this article.

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