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Raiders release veteran CB Marcus Peters after 12 games

Benched on Sunday, defensive back Marcus Peters is leaving Las Vegas on Monday.

Peters, who watched the majority of the Las Vegas Raiders' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs from the sidelines, is being released by the team, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source. Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce announced the news of Peters' release on Monday, and that of safety Roderic Teamer, who was arrested on DUI charges Saturday night.

Peters, 30, was benched midway through the second quarter following a badly missed tackle and was seen having a brief sideline exchange with Pierce.

After the game, Pierce said it was a "coach's decision" as to why Peters, who played just 20 snaps, did not return, but he did not elaborate.

Monday's decision to part ways with Peters speaks volumes though.

The three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro has struggled this season, in particular with run defense. Peters will be on the lookout to potentially join a fifth career club, having previously played with the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens.

In 12 starts this season for the Raiders, Peters has 43 tackles, five pass breakups and one interception, which he returned for a 75-yard touchdown against the Detroit Lions.

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