Corey Peters suffered a stress fracture while working out

Corey Peters in action here last season against the Detroit Lions. AP

Corey Peters in action here last season against the Detroit Lions. AP

UPDATED: FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons defensive end Corey Peters suffered a stress fracture in his foot while working out this offseason before the team’s offseason training program started, Falcons coach Mike Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday.

“Corey was injured when he was working out before the (team’s offseason program starter) off-campus,” Smith said. “Of course, they can’t workout here. He was working out here in town and suffered a stress fracture in his foot. That’s what happened. It happened before we started our offseason program.”


FLOWERY BRANCH — We are still getting questions about defensive Corey Peters’ status for the 2012 season.

The Falcons are being secretive about the injury and his agent has gone into the witness media protection program.

The Falcons will not reveal the specific injury to Peters, who was placed on the non-football injury list with a foot injury on Sunday. ESPN reported in a crawl that he was out for the season. Falcons coach Mike Smith said that report was erroneous on Monday.

When asked if Peters was injured in a fall at his house over the offseason, Smith didn’t confirm or deny that story.

“He’s on the non-football injury,” Smith said. “That’s the designation.”

He will be out for six weeks and then the Falcons will have an evaluation period before they can put him on the roster.

The Falcons have a bye week after their first six games, so the earliest Peters could return would be for the game at Philadelphia on Oct. 28.

Former first-round pick Peria Jerry has taken his place in the starting lineup.  Peters was in a boot in the offseason and has been working out with the trainers.


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31 comments Add your comment

Big Crimson 75

August 27th, 2012
10:32 pm

i.e., see ya in 2013.


August 27th, 2012
10:50 pm

Thin on the DL and at LB…………………will be very surprised if this defense is any better at all.


August 27th, 2012
11:41 pm

Why do the falcons have to be so full of you know what some times? How about a little honesty? Not like the reason he is hurt or out will make a difference! What do I know? Just a fan

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The REal Falcon

August 28th, 2012
6:43 am

Maybe we should get the AJC Investigative dept. on this?
Not joking.


August 28th, 2012
6:53 am

I just don’t understand MS is hiding this info. Does he think Philly is making different plans to play against P. Jerry instead of C. Peters right now?


August 28th, 2012
6:59 am

Obviously Peters is pretty badly hurt. Doesn’t look too promising for him for this season, which is too bad, as he was really coming on. We’ll especially miss his pass rush up the middle, so this definitely weakens us. As realitycheck implied, we’re also weaker than last year at LB, so it’s hard to see how our overall defense can be better this year, even with Asante joining the secondary. I know Ray Edwards is supposed to be healthier this season, and that’s great, but he’s got to prove he can do it. Up to now, he’s been pretty much a bust, just like Perry and Robinson have.


August 28th, 2012
7:09 am

Time to shine Jerry!

Falcons dont have to tell us jack. Just knowing the time frame should be sufficient. We dont need to be gossiping about his personal life anyway….

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August 28th, 2012
8:03 am

Actually, we’re pretty deep on the defensive line rotation. Some quality players are going to get waived because of it.


August 28th, 2012
8:39 am

Hopefully after the six weeks and bye he’ll be OK, surely will miss him though I thought he was one of our best defensive players last year besides Abe.

Joe Tess Fish House

August 28th, 2012
9:31 am

U no, sumtin bad happen and the Flacons R embrasssed to tell us what happen.

I thing Peters got shoot by a jelous husband and that is why they aint sayin nuttin.

Foil Hats

August 28th, 2012
9:43 am

Yeah, I detect some sort of cover up.


August 28th, 2012
9:46 am

Augustabred is right… we have more quality depth on the D-Line this year than ever before. I hope Peters is back in week 7 but P. Jerry has been a beast and is playing at a high enough level that he will fill in for Peters just fine, if not exceed him. He is getting big rush and pulling double teams. A rookie as good as Robinson may have to go to the practice squad because they have so much talent on the D-Line. I have no interest in how Peters got hurt or exactly what is wrong with him but am happy to know that he is not out for the season. GO FALCONS!

to real

August 28th, 2012
3:26 pm

I think we are deep on tha d-line tha loss of corey hurts cuz he was due for a breakout year in nolan system he will be missed this is football next man up jerry has been playing great for us so far and its hus chance to get tha job back dat was supposed to be his in tha 1st place he blew it now is his time plus tha young guys have been good this is a small setback but we will be fine and lets stay out of his personal life it doesnt really dam matter wat happened

NCAA Coach

August 28th, 2012
8:15 pm


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The REal Falcon

August 29th, 2012
7:50 am

So how is that a non-football injury? Was he working out because he likes it or to get ready for football?


August 29th, 2012
9:19 am

I guess everyone forgetting that Corey got a chance to be a started since Jerry got injured and took him while to be on same level before injury (hopefully).. Before the injury, everyone had high hopes from Jerry. But Corey stepped up and showed us that he’s here for long haul.

Jerry got his opportunity now and showing that he can be good (but I always get p’od when most of these players show up in their last year of contact HAHA)

Jimmy Crack

August 29th, 2012
12:02 pm

1) Working out at home is a non-football situation.
2) Working out at the Branch is a football situation.

Can you dig it? – Cyrus

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Joe Tess Fish House

August 29th, 2012
1:22 pm

Im not buying this I thing thre is more 2 this. Why keep is such a scret? I bet there is some leagle issus here and they want 2 keep him out of jail.

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August 30th, 2012
1:31 am

I am glad to hear Peters will be back after the bye; he is a beast. With him out, others will get an opportunity to get on the field to gain precious playing time, experience and confidence. When Peters returns, the defensive line will be that much better (similar to the Giants last year). On another note, I have much respect for our owner and GM, but I implore them to start paying the defensive players that we develop. Loosing our starting linebacker to the Saints is a tough pill to swallow. Without him, it will be tough to duplicate last year’s success–6th best defense against the run.

Falcon James

August 30th, 2012
9:20 am

Peters will be missed, but Peria Jerry does not look like the same player we have seen the past few seasons. Jerry is looking sharp. Hopefully Jerry does not get hurt and Peters comes back strong. It will go a long way in keeping the line rested. I had no idea a stress fracture took so long to heal, but NCAA coach explained it.


August 30th, 2012
11:27 am

Following Corey’s career since Kentucky I doubt very highly he’s gotten into any sort of trouble off the field. Man was of high character and had no discipline problems at UK. He’s also very intelligent and smart enough to keep himself out of any sort of trouble.

In this case, I think occams razor applies.

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