FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons starting defensive tackle Corey Peters suffered a foot injury this offseason and is expected back by the start of training camp, according to the team.
Peters, a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft (83rd overall), has started 30 of 32 regular-season games.
Last season, he had three of the team’s 33 sacks, scored a touchdown on a 13-yard fumble return against Jacksonville and had an interception against Carolina. He finished with 33 tackles, two passes defensed and six tackles for losses.
With Peters set to miss the rest of the organized team activities and the mandatory minicamp (June 19-21), defensive tackle Peria Jerry will pick up most of his work alongside Jonathan Babineaux.
In addition to Peters, rookie tackle Lamar Holmes (toe), linebacker Stephen Nicholas (foot) and long snapper Joe Zelenka (leg) were held out of Tuesday’s opening OTA session.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog