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2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: History repeats itself for CB Kevin Peterson

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Time is a flat circle.

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It’s a long shot for Los Angeles Rams CB Kevin Peterson.

In fact, saying he won’t make the Rams’ 2019 53-man roster wouldn’t be an incorrect position to take. In a world where anything can happen, and almost nothing is a diamond absolute, this seems like a pretty concrete fortune.

Roster battle

Peterson is a long shot because the Rams are packed with talent at the defensive back position and he’s just missed out on time. Two years ago, Peterson was the victim of the numbers game with a position group far less talented than this year’s squad, and last year he missed the entire season after going to injured reserve having torn his ACL in the first game of the preseason.

So he’s at the back of the cornerback depth chart likely battling guys like Darious Williams (roster preview) and Dominique Hatfield in training camp.

Expectations

As if it wasn’t hard enough to battle top tier talent in his position group, Peterson will also face the issues of returning from that ACL injury. It’s been nearly a year since then, and I’m sure he’s had plenty of time to rehab and gain his strength back (or close to completely back). But returning to the game is not as simple as getting back on the bike.

Chances of making the roster (0.5/10)

This is what 3k gave Peterson in 2017, and that’s about as high as I figure his chances will be coming into camp. Peterson did some good things in the 2017 preseason and was ultimately waived.

We’ll see if the flat circle of time offers him a way out this year.