The Falcons have signed veteran linebacker Mike Peterson.
After Lofa Tatupu’s pectoral injury, Peterson was the likely free agent for the Falcons to sign. Like last year, Peterson will be in a reserve role; he will serve as the backup middle linebacker to Akeem Dent.
In 2011, Peterson appeared in 15 games and started five. He notched 27 tackles and an interception. Over his 13-year career, Peterson has amassed 1,611 tackles, 21.5 sacks, 19 interceptions, nine forced fumbles, and nine fumble recoveries.