Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters one game for throwing flag

Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters one game for throwing flag

The Chiefs suspended cornerback Marcus Peters as a result of his freaky behavior late in Sunday's loss to the Jets, when he threw a flag in to the stands, presumed he'd been ejected, left the playing area, and then returned in full uniform - but without socks.

Peters has been one of the Kansas City Chiefs' best defensive players, but fans haven't been happy with Peters' on the field (or off the field for that matter) antics. If the Chiefs put Peters out there on the trade market, they very well could get a second round pick for him. After a drive that was extended by multiple penalties on Kansas City's secondary, the two-time All-Pro did the unthinkable and grabbed an official's yellow penalty flag and threw it several rows up into the crowd.

After the Jets loss, Reid explained Peters' decision to prematurely walk off the field by saying Peters thought he'd been ejected. Michael Crabtree will be back for the Raiders after serving a one-game suspension for his role in the Aqib Talib fight versus the Denver Broncos. He did not re-enter the game.

"This was something that Marcus and I discussed and I leave it at that", Reid said.

As far as a first rounder is concerned, Peters probably wouldn't be worth that to teams. "I obviously bank on those guys". "It was a tightly contested ballgame, lot of production from both sides and we were able to scratch out a win". "It's loud, it's fun and I like playing in the noise because you're in your own little zone". The Chiefs' former offensive coordinator, now the head coach in Philadelphia, was known to have handled some play-calling duties, but neither Reid nor his up-and-coming protege ever let slip precisely how those responsibilities were divvied up. "Nothing really changes in terms of putting a plan together". "But those guys I think will handle it the right way".

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"I keep that in house", Reid said.

Smith believes that the team stands ready to move on this week against the Raiders without Peters.

Reid's punishment sends a strong statement to the team, which at 6-6 is in a three-way tie with the Raiders and Chargers for first in the AFC West. There are a lot of guys that people don't know about in this league that will guess on routes and things like that. "We still have to go out there and execute our game play".

"I think he's done a nice job for us", Del Rio said. To go back and forth on all this stuff on this point is pointless.

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