Brett Veach: Marcus Peters trade had nothing to do with national anthem protests
In announcing the trade of cornerback Marcus Peters to the Rams, the Chiefs issued fairly basic quotes from G.M. Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid. Veach separately met with the media, and he elaborated on the decision to move on from the 2015 first-rounder and high-end defensive back.
Among other things, Veach was asked whether Peters, who participated in national anthem protests, would have been traded if he had stood for every national anthem.
So was there a final straw with Peters?
Again, it’s a cumulative deal where you just process all the information and it’s not one thing, it’s not a final straw, it’s really Coach and I sitting back and looking at everything, Peters said. We do this with all ers, it’s not just Marcus. With Alex [Smith], tough decision. Derrick Johnson, tough decision. We just analyze the whole body of work for how long, the duration they were here and then we say, ‘OK, this is where we’re going and this is what needs to be done and you just go.’
And go they did. And Peters is gone. And he’ll get a chance to the Chiefs in Mexico City as a member of the Rams this season.
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I just reminds me we really were disappointed last year and we’ve got to do better, Jones said.
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As much as we have the rivalry that we have, and as frustrating as it was for the Cowboys not to be playing, as much as all of that, I was proud of them, given that narrow set of circumstances, could root for them, Jones said. That takes it right down to just absolutely no choice, you either do or you die. And I want to go again.Report: AJ McCarron is Hue Jackson’s preference at QB
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