FLOWERY BRANCH – Starting defensive tackle Corey Peters suffered an
apparent left leg injury and was taken off the field on a cart during Sunday’s morning practice.
Falcons coach Mike Smith will update Peters’ status after the evening walk-through practice.
Linebacker Akeem Dent, the Falcons third-round draft pick (91st overall), did not practice and was wearing a brace on his left knee.
“That was a very physical game (against Miami),” Smith said. “Both teams play hard. We have a couple of guys that are probably not going to be ready to go by the end of the week.”
In addition to Dent, tight end Justin Peelle (knee) and quarterback John Parker Wilson (concussion) did not practice on Sunday.
Right guard Mike Johnson (concussion) returned to practice on Sunday and is expected to fully participate in practice on Monday.
Tight end Marquez Branson (left knee) and defensive tackle Vance Walker (ankle) could return to action soon.
Defensive end Ray Edwards, who is recovering from knee surgery, had his practice schedule ramped up a bit on Sunday.
“It was almost full participation,” Smith said. “We will know more by the end of the week.”
Smith was not ready to declare Edwards in or out of this week’s exhibition game against Jacksonville.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog