Corey Peters DL ARI 1 month ago

Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Peters will start at nose tackle during the 2015 season, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

The Cardinals inked Peters to a three-year deal in the offseason, but this is the first indication that he'll be a part of the first-team defense. Since joining the offseason program, his leadership ability has been noted often, which has seemingly afforded him first shot at nose tackle over holdover Alameda Ta'amu. In five previous seasons with the Falcons, Peters accumulated 145 tackles (100 solo), 11 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown in 71 games.

Corey Peters DL ARI 4 months ago

Peters will sign a three-year deal with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

The exact terms of the deal are still undefined, although the initial reports have Peters earning at least $3.5 million per season. At 26-years-old, Peters played in 15 games during the 2014 campaign, compiling 26 tackles and two sacks for Atlanta.

Corey Peters DL ARI 10 months ago

Peters (Achilles) is probable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Peters' Achilles' tendon rupture occurred just two days before Christmas, but it appears he's enjoyed a rapid recovery and will be able to contribute a significant snap count toward Atlanta's defensive effort Sunday. He's not likely to be an IDP factor, but his presence is a welcome one in Atlanta's front seven.

Corey Peters DL ARI 10 months ago

Peters (Achilles) returned to practice Monday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Peters is coming off Achilles' surgery, which landed him on Atlanta's PUP list to begin this season. Coming off a career-best five sacks in 15 starts last season, Peters once again figures to factor into the Falcons' defensive line rotation, although his playing time could be impacted by the additions of Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai this offseason. Nonetheless, Peters will hope to be ready for the regular season and stake his claim for a role similar to last season's.

Corey Peters DL ARI 11 months ago

Falcons placed DT Corey Peters (Achilles') on the active/PUP list.

He'll be joined there by second-year S Zeke Motta (neck). Peters went down last Week 16, so it's far from a guarantee that he'll be ready for the regular season. He's a candidate to sit out training camp and revert to reserve/PUP, which would cost him the first six games.

Corey Peters DL ARI 1 year ago

Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles') is a candidate to open training camp on the active/PUP list.

Corey Peters DL ARI 1 year ago

Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles) expects to be ready for the start of the season.

Peters suffered a torn Achilles' in Week 16 and is facing another 4-6 months of rehab. He hasn't had any setbacks, but remains a candidate to open training camp on the PUP list. If healthy, Peters will open the season opposite a rotation of Jonathan Babineaux, Paul Soliai, and Peria Jerry.

Corey Peters DL ARI 1 year ago

Falcons re-signed DT Corey Peters to a one-year contract.

Peters, 26 in June, is coming off his best pro season but unfortunately suffered a torn Achilles' in Week 16 and faces another 4-6 months of rehab. He's essentially betting on himself again with the one-year pact in hopes of securing a long-term deal next spring. Peters racked up a career-high 46 tackles and five sacks in 2013. The Falcons need to find him a partner at defensive tackle.

Corey Peters DL ARI 1 year ago

The Falcons have begun contract talks with free agents DT Corey Peters, DT Jonathan Babineaux, and C/G Joe Hawley.

Babineaux has already expressed a desire to re-sign. Hawley is viewed as one of the Falcons' top priorities. Peters is coming off a torn Achilles' and is facing another 4-6 months of rehab. None of the three should be expensive to retain, but the Falcons need to seek upgrades on both lines. They need players who can get to the quarterback and ones that can protect Matt Ryan.

Corey Peters DL ARI 2 years ago

Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles' surgery) is facing 6-8 months of rehab.

Peters blew out his heel during the Monday night loss at San Francisco. It's atrocious timing as he'll be an unrestricted free agent in March. "The rehabilitation time on an Achilles is going to put us close to the start of next season, so he's going to have to get it going and hit it," coach Mike Smith said. Peters' fourth NFL season ends with career-highs in tackles (46) and sacks (5).