Atlanta Falcons: Corey Peters returned to practice today

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters, who’s been out with a stress fracture, returned to practice on today.

He suffered the injury while running in the offseason.

“It looked like it was a stress fracture there prior to the injury and it just happened,” Peters told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution before taking the field. “It was going to happen regardless.”

Peters has been rehabilitating while on the team’s reserve/non-football injured list.

“I’m excited about it,” Peters said. “It’s been since January since I’ve been able to play. I’m really excited about it. It’s just like a kid in the candy store.”

Peters suffered the injury before the team’s offseason program started so he’s missed minicamp, organized team activities and training camp. Peters, a third-year player from Kentucky, has been working out with the training staff.

“It was very difficult,” Peters said about his solo workouts. “It was like that kid looking out the window because his Mom wouldn’t let him go outside to play. I’m excited to get back out there with the guys. I hope I can contribute in any way possible.”

Peters is not sure how long it will take him to get into football shape. The Falcons have three weeks to activate him or send him to injured reserve.

“I’m not sure,” said Peters, when asked how long it will take him to get ready. “I’m just focusing on it a day at a time. I haven’t practiced. I hope to get my feet underneath me pretty quickly. Hopefully, I get back into game shape as soon as possible.

Peters started 15 of 16 games as a rookie in 2010. He had 40 tackles, a sack and one pass breakup.

Last season, he started 15 games and had 33 tackles, three sacks, an interception, two pass breakups and he recovered a fumble and returned it 13 yards for a touchdown.

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88 comments Add your comment

SeenThisB4

October 22nd, 2012
1:52 pm

fear da falcons

October 22nd, 2012
2:00 pm

great we need him back ASAP

Mr. Hankey's Christmas special

October 22nd, 2012
2:06 pm

Seen, seriously, dude where is your life? Do you troll blogs all day waiting to write First! because you are unemployed or merely a douche. Great to have Peters back, but he’s going to need so serious catchup before he’s ready. I think Jerry has held his own without him so hold him out of Eagles game since their OL is actually worse than ours. Must have been one heck of a stress fracture. Nine months seems a long time. Did I mention SeenThisB4 is a douche?

SeenThisB4

October 22nd, 2012
2:07 pm

Nique

October 22nd, 2012
2:10 pm

It’ll be good to have him back because we’re going into the most difficult part of our schedule coming off this bye. Hopefully the other guys who were limited like Nicholas are ready to roll too! Time to keep building on what we’ve started, but the test get stiffer now

lowdownjj

October 22nd, 2012
2:12 pm

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! Maybe we can tackle a RB now.

GregKennesaw

October 22nd, 2012
2:13 pm

Funny! B4’s team wins, he shows up, they lose you don’t hear from him….. who cares, they’re still 2-4!

GregKennesaw

October 22nd, 2012
2:15 pm

doesn’t matter how they win either, win by pushing a receiver out of bounds….

SeenThisB4

October 22nd, 2012
2:20 pm

No one cares if you don’t care….a win, by any means, is a win; especially one earned without Sean Payton. Careful falcan’ts, you still have to face your nemesis twice this year…and they have adjusted to the coaching suspensions.

GregKennesaw

October 22nd, 2012
2:21 pm

2-4! is all I care about LMAO!

gb

October 22nd, 2012
2:23 pm

seen u pathetic thats all it is

GregKennesaw

October 22nd, 2012
2:23 pm

1-5 Pathers beat you, and Chiefs! how pitiful is that!

SeenThisB4

October 22nd, 2012
2:26 pm

2-4 is bad! Almost as bad as 0 for 3 in the playoffs.

Joe

October 22nd, 2012
2:37 pm

Good news on Peters….we need the added depth

warfalcon

October 22nd, 2012
2:46 pm

Enter your comments here

Joe

October 22nd, 2012
2:47 pm

I don’t want to enter my comments there….

warfalcon

October 22nd, 2012
2:52 pm

LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ONE GAME AT A TIME

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Paddy

October 22nd, 2012
3:26 pm

Seen…….I didn’t know you were a Ga Southern fan!

Birdman of Falcatraz

October 22nd, 2012
3:29 pm

Peria seemed to play better before Peters was PUP’d. Maybe the thought of losing his job again will fire him up. Our run D is atrocious and the Pressure is a little better but not stellar. DB’s have been playing lights out to keep us undefeated. it gets harder from here. need to stop the run.

kd

October 22nd, 2012
3:31 pm

i think d orlando is actually seenthisb4, keeps it interesting/spoof on how backward the new orleans fanbase is

ImGumbyDa*mnIt

October 22nd, 2012
3:37 pm

Good Lawd…aints make it to 2-4 and SeenThisTurdB4 thinks its time to smack talk.

Super Bowl Shuffle

October 22nd, 2012
3:38 pm

Not that they were great last year against the run, but losing a tackling machine like Curtis Lofton and not having Corey Peters for 6 games will have an affect on your run defense. With CP back and Akeem Dent adjusting to his role, the run defense will improve.

kd

October 22nd, 2012
3:46 pm

hopefully the bye has given them time to get back to who they were when we played Kansas City, all we need is the tenacity that we had in that game to run the table, undefeated? maybe not, but super bowl? definitely. who deserves it more than this city this year?! and i hear Beyonce is doing halftime, i might actually watch the halftime show this year

Big Crimson 75

October 22nd, 2012
3:47 pm

Peters helps.
He’s an upgrade over Jerry.
Babs is balling again this year!!

Seen — congrats on beating the Bucs, in their classic gay-pirate uniforms, no less.

Big Crimson 75

October 22nd, 2012
3:50 pm

Our run D is bad because Biermann’s on the field way too much, because Ray Edwards is a joke.
Also, a middle LB helps in run Defense, not sure what Dent qualifies as.

kd

October 22nd, 2012
3:52 pm

man i wish abe had some help on the other side

SirReal

October 22nd, 2012
4:00 pm

ATTENTION Birdland…if we dont feed the trolls under the bridge they wont survive.lol DONT FEED THE TROLLS.ll
ANYWAY, I hope we can activate him sooner than later. KD I agree about having someone opposite Abe. I actually wanted Ray Edwards here (Only after I couldnt understand why we didnt pursue Jason Babin who only gave the Eagles 18 sacks last year.) because he seemed like the last decent thing. Missing piece? Nah, just missing…

@spencaman

October 22nd, 2012
4:12 pm

Everyone ignore SeenthisB4 . He simply has nothing better to do with hi 2-4 saints than troll the boards of a winning team. He will have to log off sonn anyone when his mommy calls him to the dinner table, then bath time, then nighty night, just like the Aints

inkspot

October 22nd, 2012
4:16 pm

Getting Corey Peters back would be a big boost to this Falcons team. Peters is a beast!

Eric

October 22nd, 2012
4:24 pm

Peters is the Falcons best inside defensive player, he’ll slow some of these teams running on the Falcons. It would help if they had a legit middle backer, Dent is terrible. I checked the Falcons stats a week ago and Dent, Jerry, and Edwards were the least productive players on Defense.

Damage Inc.

October 22nd, 2012
4:33 pm

Oh seen! It feels like it’s been seven weeks since we’ve been graced with your idiocy. Don’t worry, your saints are getting better. Their record is twice as good as Carolina’s now!

kd

October 22nd, 2012
4:36 pm

we need a solution at the mike position. I understand that we are trying to develop dent, which is cool, but come playoff time if you cannot stop the run and short dump passes on those crucial third downs in the middle of the field we are in for another dissapointment this year. Dent needs to seriously turn up his game or they need to let peterson start getting more reps. he’s a young guy buy he is one of our glaring weaknesses. If i were a team game planning against this falcons defense, i would pick on him. Come on Dent!

Whadda Ya Know?

October 22nd, 2012
4:38 pm

SeenB4 how many years did NO even have a winning season or get to the playoffs prior to Brees and Payton? I forget, you’re one of the new youngsters that just jumped on the Saints bandwagon once they started winning. I bet your daddy wore a paper bag though…to hide as a Saints fan and to not let anyone know he was your daddy. Keep holding on to that SB win because it may be the last one you guys get.

Tman

October 22nd, 2012
4:40 pm

SeenThisB4, your mother’s calling you. Get off of our blog!

Whadda Ya Know?

October 22nd, 2012
4:41 pm

Go Broncos! Um can we say 2-5? LOL

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

October 22nd, 2012
4:43 pm

@crimson dude bierrmann has put constant pressure on the qb and has been able to penetrate the backfield better than most of our other guys put together he may not be a sack master yet but the guy has the skills to get to the qb and hes definately out performed anyone else on his side of the field, the guy is a force and you want him on the field less? Thats crazy he may not be a run stuffer but hes crazy good at getting pressure on the qb, if he can pick it up just a little more he’ll be pickin up sacks left and right. No we need improved middle linbacker play and of course big boy corey peters on the D line.

Frontman

October 22nd, 2012
4:48 pm

Super Bowl Shuffle,
Dent’s not very good and neither was Lofton. Dude never made a big play, even when they were there to be made. It’s no surprise that with him in the middle, the Aints’ D still stinks. I’m afraid that Dent is not very good – hope he proves me wrong…

itsourtime

October 22nd, 2012
4:51 pm

SeenThisB4 does make some interesting points. The Saints scare me more now than they did 4 weeks ago. They should have won the Green Bay shootout! We must take it one game at a time b/c it’s possible to lose the next two-three games if we’re not careful. We are a better team than Philly, but they’ve had our number since the 90’s (so does Dallas, New O, and NY,) and Asante does not help the situation by retaliating to a stupid comment made by a great coach some months back. We need these games though b/c I want to see how we truly measure w/ some of the NFL’s greats. NY Giants game might mean more to us than we realize. Go FalCANS!!! SeenThisB4, be nice!!!

james

October 22nd, 2012
5:05 pm

Who is gone if CP comes back.

steven a smith

October 22nd, 2012
5:31 pm

ScrubThisB4 -The Saints have a great Offensive football Team. The win Sunday was very impressive!!!

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SawThat1nce

October 22nd, 2012
6:04 pm

@4:38pm……..His mama probably wore two paperbags, and his daddy also wore a paperbag, during his conception.

rms

October 22nd, 2012
6:18 pm

I only remember corey peters as the DT that jumped offsides on a 4th and 1 that cost us the game in Tampa Bay a few seasons ago. Not that it mattered b/c we lost in the playoffs anyway.

Brenda b

October 22nd, 2012
6:23 pm

About the comment that Kroy should play less is totally off the mark cause when he’s in he is a beast he has really stepped up his game when Corey gets back look out D those guys are gonna be really hard to stop I’m just to excited about these Atlanta Falcons been a die hard fan for over 30 years looks like it’s gonna happen this year go Dirty Birds Rise up!!!

thejama

October 22nd, 2012
6:40 pm

Falcs would have to lose roughly 50% of their final 11 games and Saints would have to win all 11 final games to top NFC South. Neither of those is going to happen. Stick it Aint’s dbags…

Realfalconfan

October 22nd, 2012
7:06 pm

hey seen this b4 real people dont hide behind your computer take it like a man a understand its our year !!

6-0

October 22nd, 2012
7:17 pm

Glad to have Peters back!!!! Not surprised to be undefeated at this point of the schedule,time to see where we stack up against Philly,Dallas,N.Y., & yes the aints… They are better than Oakland

old falc

October 22nd, 2012
7:39 pm

the kid on the PS looked a hell of a lot better than dent his name PAT SCHILLER AT LEAST TRY SOMEONE