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The Kansas City Chiefs are trading Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams for what is expected to be a package of draft picks Mike Gesicki Jersey Elite , according to published reports.

ESPN first reported the trade, which will not become official until the start of the new league year on March 14. It's the second major trade involving the Chiefs that will occur that day following the deal that will send quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins.

The Chiefs have been aggressively seeking to trade Peters, an All-Pro during the 2016 season, as part of both a youth movement and shift in locker room culture.

The 25-year-old Peters emerged as one of the NFL's best cover cornerbacks, picking off at least five passes each of his first season in the league. But he also carries significant character concerns, beginning with getting thrown off his college team at Washington after a run-in with his coaches.

Peters has drawn the ire of some fans for refusing to stand for the national anthem Authentic Nicklas Backstrom Jersey , even though he has never explained why he is protesting. He's been involved in shouting matches with assistant coaches on the sideline, bizarre and sometimes divisive locker room antics, and was even suspended for a game last season after tossing an officials' penalty flag into the stands.

Peters thought he was ejected after that incident against the New York Jets and left the field, only to run back out 鈥?not wearing socks 鈥?when he realized he was not disqualified.

None of those character concerns was evidently enough to dissuade the Rams from making a deal, though. They were desperate for a shutdown cornerback for defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, especially with Trumaine Johnson due to hit free agency after spending two seasons playing on the franchise tag.

The Rams' slot cornerback Anthony Miller Jersey , Nickell Robey-Coleman, also is expected to hit free agency, and No. 2 cornerback Kayvon Webster will be trying to return from a ruptured Achilles tendon sustained in December.

Peters will count $1.74 million toward the salary cap this season, the final year of his rookie deal, and the Rams will have until May 3 to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option.

The Chiefs will obtain a potential replacement for Peters when the Smith deal becomes official. As part of their pending trade with the Redskins, the Chiefs will receive coveted cornerback Kendall Fuller Youth Nate Solder Jersey , who many believe is on the verge of stardom, along with a third-round draft pick.

Prior to the trades, the Chiefs were only scheduled to have four picks in the upcoming draft, which would have significantly hampered new general manager Brett Veach's chances of upgrading the roster.

They were granted a sixth-round compensatory pick Friday for allowing quarterback Nick Foles to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles last offseason, and are expected to get additional choices from the Rams. But it's unknown whether those will occur in April's draft or in following years.

The Rams are already without a second-round after their trade for Sammy Watkins last year.

The Kontinental Hockey League is cutting two clubs for the second season in a row and lowering its salary cap as it tries to revive flagging commercial fortunes.

Widely considered the strongest league outside the NHL, the KHL will drop to 25 teams for 2018-19 after cutting Russian teams Lada Togliatti and Yugra Khanty-Mansiisk.

The two clubs posted poor regular-season records Authentic Corey Perry Jersey , had low TV audiences and were heavily reliant on government funds to pay meager player salaries.

A third club, Severstal Cherepovets, earned a reprieve from KHL management after it qualified for the playoffs.

The KHL is trying to remove teams it sees as dead weight amid concerns the league has become less competitive, with the well-funded SKA St. Petersburg and CSKA Moscow frequently routing almost all other opponents.

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