Falcons linebacker Mike Peterson, in his quest for a Super Bowl ring, agreed to terms with the team on Thursday.
“Time to take care unfinished business ..just agreed to terms w/ FALCONS…let’s get it!!!,” Peterson wrote in a tweet.
We talked to Peterson during the lockout at one of the player-led practices at Buford High.
The new practice rules should help more veterans like Peterson, who turned 35 this summer, stay in the league. This will be the 13th season in the league for the former Florida Gator.
Last season, he started at weakside linebacker and helped the Falcons’ run defense rank 10th in the league (105.9 yards per game.) Peterson made 79 tackles, had one sack, two interceptions, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and five passes defense.
During the season, he said coming to the Falcons and the way they practice might have added two years on to his career. Coach Mike Smith gives the over 30 club practices off and carefully records their practice reps.
Here’s the chat with Peterson from Lockout Land. CLICK HERE.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog