Falcons Bring Back Peria Jerry

Peria Jerry, for whatever reason, is back. (Rich Addicks)

Peria Jerry, for whatever reason, is back. (Rich Addicks)

The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed defensive tackle Peria Jerry.

I couldn’t tell you why. It seemed the Falcons had no interest in bringing the first-round draft pick bust back, but alas.

Atlanta selected Jerry in the first round (24th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second game of his rookie year and hasn’t seemed to recover.

Jerry did have the best season of his career last year, totaling 33 tackles and three and a half sacks in 14 starts.

Also, the Falcons signed cornerback Javier Arenas to a one-year deal. Arenas was a draft pick of Scott Pioli while he was the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, so there’s a bit of familiarity there.  He was selected in the second round (50th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

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