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
11/21/16 - DT Corey Peters missed his first game with a foot injury.
11/17/16 - NT Corey Peters (foot), LB Deone Bucannon (ankle) and CB Tharold Simon (ankle) did not practice Thursday.
05/31/16 - NT Corey Peters has been making good strides in his recovery from a torn Achilles, which cost him the entire 2015 season. "We've got a few more steps to go in the rehab process," he said, "but I expect to be full go by training camp. The running and movement, I can do that. It's just about doing it with explosion and with the consistency I need to."
08/21/15 - DT Corey Peters was officially placed on injured reserve Friday.
Coach Bruce Arians announced Thursday that Peters suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in Wednesday's practice and is out for the season. Peters, 27, was carted off the field Wednesday. This is the second major Achilles injury for Peters, who tore the tendon in his right leg late in the 2013 season.
08/21/15 - DE Corey Peters was placed on injured reserve by the Cardinals Friday (Aug. 21). Head coach Bruce Arians announced Thursday that Peters suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in Wednesday's practice and is out for the season.
Peters, 27, was carted off the field Wednesday. This is the second major Achilles injury for Peters, who tore the tendon in his right leg late in the 2013 season.
Arians said Thursday that Peters was untouched "just running toward the ball" when he suffered the injury.
"Obviously, he's devastated," Arians said.
The 6-foot-3, 305-pound Peters signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal with the Cardinals as a free agent on March 11. The sixth-year pro spent his first five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Peters has 146 career tackles and 11 sacks in 71 games.