Falcons fantasy injury report: Peters activated; Douglas is out

Falcons defensive tackle, Corey Peters (6 feet, 3 inches and 295 pound) held his own jump roping with the students at Clifton Elementary School. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJ

Falcons defensive tackle, Corey Peters (6 feet, 3 inches and 295 pound) held his own jump roping with the students at Clifton Elementary School. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJ

UPDATE: The Falcons activated defensive tackle Corey Peters, who practiced with the first-team defense this week,  from the reserve/non-football injury list and waived cornerback Terrence Johnson on Friday.

Peters, who has started 30 of 32 regular-season games over his career, could help the Falcons’ run defense which is giving up 143.8 yards per game and is ranked 28th in the league.

Peria Jerry has started in Peters’ absence.

Peters told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he injured his foot while running to stay in shape before the team’s offseason program started.

“It looked like it was a stress fracture there prior to the injury and it just happened,” Peters said before taking the field on Monday. “It was going to happen regardless.”

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FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, who suffered a left knee and ankle injury late in the game against Oakland on Oct. 14, was declared out for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Douglas had his best game of the season against Oakland, with five catches for 37 yards. He has 16 catches for 149 yards and one rush for five yards this season. Drew Davis is listed on the team’s depth chart as Douglas’ backup.

Right guard Garrett Reynolds (back), defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (groin), tight end Michael Palmer (shoulder) and running back Antone Smith (hamstring) are listed as probable for the game.

Per league rules concerning players coming off the reserve/non-football injured list, the Falcons do not have to list defensive tackle Corey Peters on the injury report. They have three weeks from his return, which was on Monday, to activate him to the roster.

He practiced all week and could be activated before kickoff. If Peters is activated, he could help the Falcons’ run defense which is giving up 143.8 yards per game and is ranked 28th in the league. The Falcons would have to release a player to make room for Peters.

“It’s good to see him back out there,” defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said earlier this week. “I’m kind of anxious to see him work. I’m kind of eager to see how he practices as well, but he did have a significant foot injury and we have to ease him back into things. But like I said, I’m eager to see him out there. It’s uncertain right now if he’ll be (active) or not.”

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47 comments Add your comment

The Rock

October 26th, 2012
2:04 pm

Falcons clip the eagles 27-21.

bkjfalcon

October 26th, 2012
2:05 pm

HD has dissapointed me up to this point. Never seems to live up to the potential that everyone seems to think he has. Will be good to see if someone else can step up.

Marcus

October 26th, 2012
2:06 pm

C. Pete – make that hay, brother! Let Lesean feel ya!

Sad that we wont see HD in HD … but next man up.

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
2:07 pm

Go Eagles! Go Coach Killa! GEAUX SAINTS!!!!

KC

October 26th, 2012
2:26 pm

Davis can seize the opportunity to take HD’s spot. I agree, Douglas has been sort of a disappointment..

kd

October 26th, 2012
2:34 pm

im tired of Douglas” ass! he is non-existent on the field

falconsrus

October 26th, 2012
2:35 pm

Go Bronco’s Go Peyton

Mark

October 26th, 2012
2:45 pm

GO EAGLES!!!

Terrell

October 26th, 2012
2:51 pm

All HD can do is run routes the QB has to decide whether to throw him the ball or not and when you got 2 WRs like White and Jones and a HOF TE you can only spread the ball around so much.

Terrell

October 26th, 2012
2:54 pm

If Davis get s a oass thrown at him I will be suprised. Look how many receptions Gonzo, Jones, and White each have and then look at the person who is 4th. There’s a big jump and it’s not because HD isn’t open or can’t catch as you all should know.

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MrShields

October 26th, 2012
4:22 pm

Whats up D-Led…. Its been a while! . . . . Aye man, Its a typo in the second paragraph, should be 5 yards not years this season… Us Journalist have to stick together ya know, so I thought I would make mention of the one flaw in your good article as usual.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter

October 26th, 2012
4:56 pm

MrShields — Thanks!!! You know how to make my day!!!

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

October 26th, 2012
5:53 pm

Sweet i guess we will be seeing peters on the field sunday and a little davis, id also expect some two TE sets, i love it when most the team is healthy, lets go tear up dem eagles so we can cheer on dem broncos go falcons

NYfalcon

October 26th, 2012
6:59 pm

I agree with Terrell; I’ve seen HD open several times but wasn’t thrown to. Matt will become elite when he starts looking at everyone….not to say that he isn’t improved from the previous years. When he can find the open man within a given time, you can start talking about him among the league’s best. He may even be able to get a ring with the defense they have now.

Plan

October 26th, 2012
8:19 pm

It would be nice to have a real threat in Harry,s spot, just sayin.

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Mikey

October 26th, 2012
9:36 pm

Glad to have Corey back. I sure hope he is feeling OK and can get back on track quickly. He can make a difference. GO FALCONS! YOU ARE RISING UP!

Surg

October 26th, 2012
9:54 pm

Damn man…I think we really needed Douglas this game…

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Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

October 26th, 2012
10:24 pm

I concur that HD has been open but with the pourous O-Line Ryan doesn’t have enough time to look for 4 different receivers. He barely has time to find one…..just saying!!!!

GO FALCONS…..GO BRONCOS……..

Redcoat

October 27th, 2012
6:02 am

Seen……..apologized for that al qaeda remark yet? Sleeping alright?

robertussen

October 27th, 2012
9:19 am

Redcoat, obsessed with trolls much……………….

Nghia

October 27th, 2012
11:38 am

We’ll silence all the lame critics and will make it 7-0.

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