Corey Peters DL ATL 5 Days
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 ATL 6 Days
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 ATL 2 Months
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).
Corey Peters DL ATL 3 Months
Falcons DT Corey Peters will undergo Achilles' surgery "soon."
Peters exited Monday night's loss to the 49ers in the first half with the injury and was seen shedding some tears on the bench. It's safe to assume he suffered at least a partial tear of his Achilles' tendon. It's a big blow to Peters, who was having his best season as a pro and is set to become a free agent in March. Coach Mike Smith believes Peters will be ready for Week 1 of 2014.
Corey Peters DL ATL 3 Months
Falcons DT Corey Peters exited Monday night's game against the 49ers with an Achilles' injury and will not return.
Peters left early in the first half and was seen crying on the sideline as he sat on the bench. He's started all 15 games this season and entered Week 16 with career-highs in tackles (45) and sacks (four). Peters is in the final year of his contract. A severe Achilles' injury would be a major blow.
Corey Peters DL ATL 4 Months
Falcons DT Corey Peters was spotted with a brace on his left knee Monday.
The injury briefly forced from Peters from Sunday's loss, but he returned to play through it. The brace is likely just a precaution, but it's possible testing revealed an injury he shouldn't be playing through. Peters' status will be updated later in the week.
Corey Peters DL ATL Jan 30 '13
Falcons DT Corey Peters triggered an escalator in his rookie deal, raising his 2013 salary from $575,000 to $1.323 million.
Peters has started 38 games over his first three seasons, working in a four-man rotation at defensive tackle for the Falcons. The 2010 third-rounder recorded a three-year low 15 tackles in 2012 and could be battling for a roster spot this offseason. He gets pushed around versus the run.
Corey Peters DL ATL Oct 26 '12
Falcons activated DT Corey Peters (foot) from the PUP list.
Peters really come on as an impact defensive tackle last season, racking up 26 tackles and three sacks in 15 starts, and showing disruptive capabilities. He figures to return as a "wave" player behind Jon Babineaux and Peria Jerry.