Peters overcame a bout with cramps and returned to Monday's 54-51 win over the Chiefs, finishing with one tackle and an interception.
Peters played 71 of a possible 72 snaps in the contest, so he was apparently cleared to return to the game for the Rams' subsequent defensive series after exiting earlier in the third quarter. The offenses reigned supreme in a game in which the two clubs combined for 1,001 total yards and 105 points, but Peters temporarily stunted his former team's comeback effort when he picked off Patrick Mahomes with 1:18 remaining. It was the second interception of the season for Peters, who hasn't been quite as dependable as the Rams probably hoped when the acquired him from Kansas City in March.
Peters is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Chiefs due to cramping, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Peters came was forced to one knee midway through the third quarter. If the cramps persist and Peters is forced out for the remainder of Monday's contest, Sam Shields and Nickell Robey-Coleman both figure to see some additional work at cornerback.
Peters said Wednesday that he feels 100 percent healthy, Herbie Teope of NFL.com reports.
Peters suffered a calf injury in Week 3 against the Chargers but didn't miss action in Weeks 4 or 5. The 2015 first-round pick was on the wrong end of big-play touchdowns in Week 5 against the Seahawks, which prompted questions about his health. Peters shut those rumors down Wednesday saying, "What do you want me to say? I feel 100 percent? Yeah, I do. I feel 100 percent." Peters appears good to go for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Peters (calf) is active for Thursday's game against the Vikings, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
As of Thursday morning, Peters was trending toward a DNP just four days removed from straining his calf, which was initially expected to force a 2-4 game absence. Instead, he took the field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum three hours prior to kickoff for a workout, walking a lap, jogging another one and going through acceleration and change-of-direction drills, per Thiry. Peters apparently felt good enough for the team to keep him active, but it remains to be seen if he'll be in the starting lineup, per usual, or merely be on hand in the event of an emergency.
Peters (calf) is unlikely to play Thursday against Minnesota, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Peters did manage to participate in practice on a limited basis Wednesday, but it was the only practice time he logged since sustaining a calf injury last week against the Chargers. Check back prior to Thursday's 8:20 PM ET kickoff for the official inactives report, but should Peters not play as expected, the Rams would officially be down both starting cornerbacks (Aqib Talib is undergoing ankle surgery Thursday). Should both starters end up on the shelf, Sam Shields and Nickell Robey-Coleman would take on a significant workload in the secondary, while fourth-year corner Troy Hill could be asked to do much more than his regular role on special teams.
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|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|