Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Falcons' picks:Round 3/83 -- Corey Peters, DT, 6-3, 300, Kentucky: He was a three-year starter for the Wildcats at defensive tackle and had 146 career tackles. Last season, he had 49 tackles (24 solo), 11 tackles for loss, five passes defensed and one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Corey Peters News
07/26/14 - DT Corey Peters, who's coming back from a ruptured Achilles surgery, was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list. He was injured in the 15th game of the season against San Francisco.
"It's just snapped," said Peters, who had a career-high five sacks before the injury. "After it was over, it's not bad."
Falcons coach Mike Smith said Peters' recovery has been strong. Peters is hoping to be ready for the start of the season.
"That's the plan," Peters said. "I'm optimistic about it. But it's just going to all depend on how these next few weeks play out."
If he's not ready, the Falcons could place him on the reserve/physically unable to perform list and he could miss at least the first six games.
But Peters believes the surgery went well.
"I feel good," Peters said. "I'm very excited about everything moving forward. It's been a long process. This will be the seventh month. That's right at the end of the timeline of what we talked about after surgery."
He will start training camp conditioning on the side with the trainers.
"I'm excited about it," Peters said. "Now, it's just a process of working my way back into football shape. I'm getting ready to get back out there."
03/04/14 - DT Corey Peters signed a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Peters was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent March 11.
In 2013, the 25-year-old Peters started all 15 games in which he played while tallying 48 tackles (35 solo) with a career-high five sacks and two passes defensed.
Peters suffered a season-ending Achilles' injury in a Week 16 loss at San Francisco on Dec. 23, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.
Peters (6-foot-3, 310 pounds) was selected by the Falcons in the third round in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Kentucky. He has played in 56 career games, including 53 starts in four seasons in Atlanta. Peters has recorded 140 tackles, nine sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and five passes defensed in his career.
12/25/13 - --DT Corey Peters (Achilles) did not practice on Wednesday.
12/24/13 - DT Corey Peters ruptured his right Achilles against San Francisco and was placed on injured reserve and is scheduled for surgery. Falcons coach Mike Smith said it was a non-contact injury.
"This is going to be a tough offseason for Corey," Smith said. "The rehab time on an Achilles puts us close to the start of next season. He's going to have to get it going and hit it, but I know he will. I feel for Corey. It's tough injury to have especially at this time of season."
Also, Peters is scheduled to become a free agent.
11/18/13 - DT Corey Peters had a knee injury and left the game early.