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
08/18/14 - DT Corey Peters (Achilles) returned to the practice field Monday for the first time since he tore his Achilles tendon. Peters suffered the injury in Game 15 against the 49ers last season. He has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list since the start of training camp.
"Corey is way ahead of schedule in terms on his rehabilitation with his Achilles," coach Mike Smith said. "It's going to be fun to watch him get indoctrinated into what we are doing this season."
08/18/14 - DT Corey Peters (Achilles) returned to the practice field Monday for the first time since he tore his Achilles tendon. Peters suffered the injury in Game 15 against the 49ers. He has been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp. "Corey is way ahead of schedule in terms of his rehabilitation with his Achilles," coach Mike Smith said. "It's going to be fun to watch him get indoctrinated into what we are doing this season."
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.