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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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 7 Months

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.

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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 9 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.

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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.