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Falcons Re-Sign DT Corey Peters to One-Year Deal

Corey Peters had a career-high five sacks last season. (Curtis Compton)

Corey Peters had a career-high five sacks last season. (Curtis Compton)

The Atlanta Falcons have signed defensive tackle Corey Peters to a one-year deal.

Peters is coming off his best season – recording a career-high five sacks – but he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers last season.

His one-year deal is clearly a prove-it deal; if he performs as he did this past season, he’s going to be treated to a lucrative, multi-year contract.

Peters is the first of Atlanta’s free agents to be re-signed. The Falcons have also been in talks with defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and center Joe Hawley.

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Preseason Week 3: Falcons Look Flat in Loss Against Titans

Matt Ryan was pressured and sacked often. (Jim Brown)

Matt Ryan was pressured and sacked often. (Jim Brown)

The Atlanta Falcons’ starters looked nothing like they should’ve looked in Saturday’s 27-16 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

If there’s a preseason game to put stock in, it’s the third preseason game because it serves as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. The starters play the first half (and a little into the second half), and it’s the first game coaches actually gameplan for.

The Falcons are expected to be a Super Bowl contender, but Saturday’s game provided nothing but evidence to the contrary.

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Falcons Injury Report: Moore, Owens Out

The Atlanta Falcons Piedmont Healthcare Injury Report published on Friday lists two players as out for Sunday’s match-up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: safety William Moore (hamstring) and cornerback Chris Owens (hamstring).

Four players are questionable: defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (ribs), defensive end Cliff Matthews (hamstring), defensive tackle Corey Peters (knee), and wide receiver Roddy White (knee).

Babineaux and Peters both were limited in practice. After missing the first two practices, Matthews was limited in Friday’s practice.

White didn’t practice all week. I’d be surprised if he didn’t play, though.

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Douglas Out; Peters Activated to 53-Man Roster

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas is out for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Douglas suffered a left ankle and knee injury late in the game versus the Oakland Raiders on October 14. Apparently, the bye week wasn’t enough time for him to recover. On the season, the slot receiver has 16 catches for 149 yards.

The Falcons have also activated defensive tackle Corey Peters to the 53-man roster. Peters suffered a stress fracture in his foot over the offseason and missed minicamp, organized team activities, training camp, preseason, and the first six games of the season. He returned to practice on Monday.

To make room for Peters, the Falcons released cornerback Terrence Johnson.

 

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DT Corey Peters Returned to Practice Monday

Corey Peters will give the Falcons a much-needed boost in run defense. (Curtis Compton)

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters returned to practice Monday. Peters suffered a stress fracture in the offseason and was placed on the PUP list.

The Falcons have 21 days to either activate him or put him on injured reserve.

Once Peters gets into football shape, he will provide a huge boost for the Falcons run defense. Currently, the Falcons are ranked 28th against the run.

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Falcons Waive John Parker Wilson, Place Corey Peters on PUP

The Falcons have waived quarterback John Parker Wilson and placed defensive tackle Corey Peters on reserved/non-football injury list on Sunday.

With how Wilson performed in preseason, it’s not surprising to see the Falcons let him go. However, the loss of Peters through Week 6 is a huge blow to the Falcons defense; he was able to usurp the starting spot from first-round draft pick Peria Jerry after being drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Jerry will need to step up and play like he was drafted in the first round.

With these two roster moves, the Falcons have cut the roster down to the mandatory 75-player limit.

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Falcons Finish Draft By Adding Depth

The Falcons selected fullback Bradie Ewing out of Wisconsin with their 157th overall pick. Ewing is listed at 5-foot-11, 235 pounds.

Ewing is a fullback in the truest sense of the word; he won’t get many carries, but he provides the power blocking that head coach Mike Smith loves. He’ll probably take over for current stud fullback Ovie Mughelli after the 2012 season ends. Hopefully, Mughelli isn’t made expendable for this season.

With the 164th overall pick, the Falcons chose defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi from Troy. The 6-foot-2, 264 pound Massaquoi will serve as depth for the Falcons’ pass rush. He isn’t a threat to take over for John Abraham or Ray Edwards, but he may garner a few snaps as a reserve.

Charles Mitchell, a 5-foot-11, 202 pound safety from Mississippi State, was the Falcons’ 192nd overall selection. After former backup safety James Sanders left Atlanta to sign with the Arizona Cardinals, the Falcons needed a backup strong safety to William Moore. Barring an unforeseen circumstance, Mitchell will fill that backup role.

With their final pick (249th overall), the Falcons drafted defensive tackle Travian Robertson from South Carolina. Robertson is listed at 6-foot-4, 302 pounds. If Robertson is active on gamedays, he’ll provide backup for starters Jonathan Babineaux and Corey Peters.

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