INJURY REPORT: Peters is out; Jerry to start

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith introduce their 2009 first-round NFL draft pick Peria Jerry. KENT D. JOHNSON / kdjohnson@AJC.COM

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith introduce their 2009 first-round NFL draft pick Peria Jerry. KENT D. JOHNSON / kdjohnson@AJC.COM

FLOWERY BRANCH  – Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry will start at defensive tackle alongside of Jonathan Babineaux against the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m. Sunday at historic Soldier Field.

Defensive tackle Corey Peters, who started 15 games last season as a rookie and

Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters (91) will not play against the Bears on Sunday. Here's in action against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 13, 2010 during the exhibition season.     Curtis Compton  ccompton@ajc.com

Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters (91) will not play against the Bears on Sunday. In this photo, he's in action against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 13, 2010 during the exhibition season. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

 played in all 16 games,  suffered a knee injury that didn’t require surgery three weeks ago. He did not practice on Friday and was declared “out” of the game on the team’s official injury report.

Jerry, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2009, played in all 16 games last season while coming back for major reconstructive left knee surgery. He will see his most extensive action since the second game of his rookie season.

He was injured in the fourth quarter of a 28-20 victory over Carolina on Sept. 20, 2009.

Jerry, 6-foot-2, 295 pounds, was a consensus All-SEC selection at Mississippi and was considered the second-rated defensive tackle in the 2009 draft behind Boston College’s B.J. Raji, who was selected by Green Bay with the ninth pick in the draft. Jerry was taken 24th.

During his college career, Jerry was known for his penetrating moves and stoutness against the run. He registered 11.5 sacks and 33 tackles for losses and was chosen first-team All-American by The Associated Press.

Here’s the full injury report:

ATLANTA FALCONS  (Friday)

C Todd McClure (knee) — Did not participate — out

DT Jonathan Babineaux (knee) — Full participation — probable

C Rob Bruggeman (concussion) – Full participation — probable

OT Tyson Clabo (elbow)  — Full participation — probable

DT Corey Peters (knee) —  Did not participate — out

CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring) — Full participation — probable

DE Lawrence Sidbury (ankle)  — Full participation — probable

WR Roddy White (thigh) — Full participation — probable

DURING THE REGULAR SEASON: Teams are required by rule to publish an Injury Report three times a week throughout the NFL season. Each Wednesday and Thursday prior to a Sunday game during the regular season, teams are required to report the level of participation in practice of any player hampered by an injury. Each Friday (or 48 hours prior to kickoff for those games not on Sunday), teams once again report injured players’ practice participation status and also designate the probability that each of those players will play in that week’s game (i.e. probable, questionable, doubtful, out). Teams failing to comply with the Injury Report rules could be fined by the league.

Look for the injury report to be posted shortly after 4 p.m. on the days the Falcons have to file an injury report.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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63 comments Add your comment

felix

September 9th, 2011
4:04 pm

felix

September 9th, 2011
4:08 pm

None of the teams the falcons play this year are going to roll over and play dead this year, the falcons made a statement last year and everyone is going to be up for them. This not going to be an easy year.

Dawgmess

September 9th, 2011
4:10 pm

Maybe you should consider rewording the teaser line that we click on to get to the story.

Marcus

September 9th, 2011
4:22 pm

bring.home.the.W.

that.is.all.

Ryan

September 9th, 2011
4:29 pm

Who was first on the depth chart before the injury Peters or Jerry?

G

September 9th, 2011
4:31 pm

WTF. Why can’t I post anything?

G

September 9th, 2011
4:32 pm

^^^ but it lets me post that.

Mystikal

September 9th, 2011
4:38 pm

Even in a hostile environment, we should get the ‘W” against a flawed bears team. On defense, just lock up Forte, Cutler will self destruct. Mix it up against the defense and watch out for Peppers/Urlacher. Most importantly do not give up any big plays to Hester in return game. Chicago thrives on that. GO FALCONS!!

Kurtis

September 9th, 2011
4:38 pm

G, It’s done the same thing to me today. Not sure what’s going on with DOL and his post eating blog monster.

Bird Dawg Country

September 9th, 2011
4:40 pm

McLure out for how long? Jerry needs to step it up…he wouldn’t be starting if Peters was healthy?

Jay Cool 4daBirds

September 9th, 2011
4:51 pm

But Peters is not healthy and Jerry is more than capable of getting the job done.

Hoof Hearted?

September 9th, 2011
4:58 pm

We came though training camp, and pre-season pretty clean on the injury side. The good thing is we are getting McClure, and Peters back soon!

Rikus

September 9th, 2011
5:03 pm

We’d better get them back. I’m more concerned about getting McClure back, but the more depth we have a DT the better.

FrontRow

September 9th, 2011
5:05 pm

Not much “dropoff” with 2 out. Just 2 years ago the Falcons did not have this depth.

Jason

September 9th, 2011
5:27 pm

The Packers just showed that they’ll be able to put up 42 points on just about anybody they play. The Falcons offense better improve this year or they’ll get outscored by the Pack again this year.

FalconFan

September 9th, 2011
5:29 pm

The good news is that we are relatively healthy for this game.

Mystikal

September 9th, 2011
6:19 pm

Check it out: Falcons O vs Packers O

Roddy White = Greg Jennings lead receivers that get it done
Tony Gonzalez = Donald Drivers aging vets make plays when it counts
Julio Jones = James Jones Cure that case of the drops and it’s all good
Kerry Meier = Jordy Nelson hope Meier can produce like this
Harry Douglas = Randall Cobb Jack of all trades when healthy

Know left out Eric Weems and Jymichael Finley but they mess up the comparison

Sid

September 9th, 2011
6:33 pm

G September 9th, 2011 4:31 pm
WTF. Why can’t I post anything?

******************************************
You have been touched by the long arm of the DOL censor dispenser.

Sid

September 9th, 2011
6:35 pm

felix September 9th, 2011 4:08 pm
None of the teams the falcons play this year are going to roll over and play dead this year, the falcons made a statement last year and everyone is going to be up for them. This not going to be an easy year.
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felix, if it was easy what would feel good about a Falcons Superbowl Championship.

Sid

September 9th, 2011
6:44 pm

Could be a bust out game for Peria………let’s get some pressure on Cutler! I have confidence that Jerry can play up to the expectations he was drafted for………..

Charles Dimry

September 9th, 2011
8:31 pm

Dang it, wish Chris Owens 21 was the one on the injury list and not able to play…we know he is always on the “not able to perform” list…ha ha ha

This Gets Old

September 9th, 2011
8:48 pm

felix September 9th, 2011 4:08 pm
None of the teams the falcons play this year are going to roll over and play dead this year, the falcons made a statement last year and everyone is going to be up for them. This not going to be an easy year
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Who the “H” do you think rolled over and played dead last year? What was easy about it? They played a second place schedule which got them the “break” of playing ‘09 second place teams in Philly and Green Bay instead of the ‘09 first place teams Dallas and Minnesota. That 13-3 was earned, not a fluke and not lucky.

Little River Reck

September 9th, 2011
9:50 pm

“Falcons’ Peters Out” – great “head”line!

Tuggle58

September 9th, 2011
11:29 pm

Cracks me up to hear our schedule was easy last year. 34 wins from the top three teams in the NFC South alone. That’s tops in the league. You are what your record says you are.

Larry

September 10th, 2011
5:35 am

Jason

September 9th, 2011
5:27 pm

“The Packers just showed that they’ll be able to put up 42 points on just about anybody they play. The Falcons offense better improve this year or they’ll get outscored by the Pack again this year.”

Jason, let’s play Chicago first, shall we?

Notso Fast

September 10th, 2011
5:49 am

AT LEAST WE WILL GET S GOOD LOOK AT JERRY TO SEE IF HE HAS WHAT IT TAKES. MAYBE JUST WHAT HE NEEDS TO GET GOING.

rudy

September 10th, 2011
7:43 am

the journey to the playoffs starts tomorrow……….GO FALCONS!!!!!!!

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Stepchild

September 10th, 2011
10:50 am

blog monster eats again

oldbird

September 10th, 2011
11:39 am

After watching the Thursday night game between GB and NO, I can tell you there is a huge difference between the 1 rated DT and the 2 rated DT. Raji absolutely dominated, and the only way you will hear Jerry’s name mentioned on Sunday is if he jumps offsides.

Sid

September 10th, 2011
12:06 pm

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Runner-

September 10th, 2011
12:11 pm

@ Ryan Peters would have probably started against the Bears and gotten most of the snaps, but that’s history.

Runner-

September 10th, 2011
12:12 pm

It’s finally time for Jerry to prove himself

Runner-

September 10th, 2011
12:12 pm

It’s finally time for Jerry to prove himself.

Runner-

September 10th, 2011
12:12 pm

Now’s the time for Jerry to prove himself

PMC

September 10th, 2011
12:31 pm

This is a terrific opportunity for Jerry to shake off that injury and prove he is worthy of his draft status.

steven A.

September 10th, 2011
1:04 pm

Based on his productivity when healthy, Jerry should have had more of a 5th round grade. Not a round 1
DT at all. Why was a 3rd rounder starting over a 1st rounder? 2nd Gm blunder.

drmaryb.(*_*).

September 10th, 2011
1:58 pm

BLIND SIX!

All draft picks are a gamble! There is no combine test to evaluate “HEART”! Hind – Sight is always 20/20. All you can hope to do is pick better than 50% on Ballers -vs- Busters!

Come on guys … You know this. (she winks)

(cursed) rott0n r0ddy white

September 10th, 2011
6:10 pm

V00DOOCURSE= D O O M E D’ S D A Y T E A M I S C U R S E D USEEUALLWILLSEE !

(cursed) rott0n r0ddy white

September 10th, 2011
6:15 pm

TO MO RO W C U R S E O N R 0 D D Y B L A C K B E G I N S ! USEEUALLWIISEE

Channdler going Deep..

September 10th, 2011
7:38 pm

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Channdler going Deep..

September 10th, 2011
7:41 pm

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Channdler going Deep..

September 10th, 2011
7:53 pm

falconfiend

September 10th, 2011
10:05 pm

Jerry was our #1 pick. He should start. Falcons d line wont miss a beat. Stacked. Falcons have a lot of number one guys all over the field. Roddy White, a #1, is the best receiver to come out of South Carolina. Just had to say that so all the bulldogs fan will forget about AJ Green. Man im excited about sunday. Im having a night tailgate party at my home. trying to get the right music to fire me up. I’ll play the georgia tech fight song. go tech and go falcons. RISE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

falconfiend

September 10th, 2011
10:12 pm

GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tyrone Shulaces

September 11th, 2011
12:07 am

Roddy out of South Carolina???? :o

David F

September 11th, 2011
12:32 am

(cursed) rott0n r0ddy white

September 11th, 2011
10:29 am

D=DAY DOOMSDSAY 3 HR. CURSE WII BEGIN USEE U ALL WILL SEE

Mike Franklin

September 11th, 2011
11:23 am

I’d love to see Jerry have a breakout game. He definitely needs one… for the team, the fans and for himself.

Always Wrong Jones

September 11th, 2011
11:33 am

Football is truly a TEAM sport. One piece out shouldn’t matter that much.
It’s who has the best 22…and the ‘breaks’ – see UGA.