Atlanta Falcons: Mike Smith says no major injury for Peria Jerry

FLOWERY BRANCH–Falcons coach Mike Smith said starting defensive tackle Peria Jerry did not suffer any structural damage to his knee Sunday against the Cowboys and is hopeful Jerry will be able to practice this week in preparation for Sunday’s game at New Orleans.

Jerry left in the second quarter of Atlanta’s 19-13 victory over the Cowboys. Smith said Jerry has swelling in the knee but no ligament or cartilage damage.

“He had a study done on it today,” Smith said. “We are anticipating he should be out with us by the end of the week. It’s not anything like [Jerry's] knee injury of two years ago. We are hoping to get him a few days rest and let him get a lot of rest and he will be back out with us.”

Jerry suffered a season-ending knee injury in September 2009.

Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon missed the Cowboys game with an ankle injury. Smith said there’s a possibility Weatherspoon will be a game-time decision but hopes he will be able to practice this week.

“This is his eighth day of intensive treatment,” Smith said. “He progressed well through the first week. We will have to wait and see. We will know where he’s at Wednesday or Thursday.

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Esquire

November 5th, 2012
4:22 pm

That is great news…………!! Thanks DLed….!!!

Esquire

November 5th, 2012
4:24 pm

My post says 4:22pm, did you not change your blog clock……………lol……!!!

Decon

November 5th, 2012
4:25 pm

Thank God! Need every player on that defense. Peria Jerry is starting to shine! I also hope Weatherspoon will be back with us this week! Go Falcons!

miotch

November 5th, 2012
4:26 pm

post from the future
keanu whoa

LoveMyDirtyBirds

November 5th, 2012
4:27 pm

First of all grea news…

Observation: Every week I go to the other team’s Blog and see nothing but praises for the Franchise we are building. But when I come here it’s doom gloom after a win. It’s a team sport and right now our team is playing the best “TEAM FOOTBALL”

Wendell

November 5th, 2012
4:44 pm

This is nothing like the Falcons under Marion Cambell, Dan Henning, Jerry Glanville et al that is for sure.

We are the envy of the NFL right now.

Matt Ryan is a true leader and, when it is all said and done, will re-write the Falcons record books.

GO FALCONS!

rz up 2012

November 5th, 2012
4:53 pm

Nicolas balled out last night.. Showing some depth finally..

rfall

November 5th, 2012
5:09 pm

much better coaching job this year! keep abe fresh for the playoffs and a healthy spoon and we got a big chance to play in new orleans twice this season!

Longwings

November 5th, 2012
5:10 pm

We need Peria healthy with Doug Martin coming twice in the second half. Rotating Peters, Jerry, and Walker (maybe a bit of Travian) at tackles, then Babineaux at one end opposite Abraham (with Bierman subbing for both) works on the line. Ah Ray Edwards, fight for your spot man!

CDOG

November 5th, 2012
5:16 pm

GLAD TO HEAR THAT BECAUSE CORY PETERS WAS GETTING HIS TAIL WHIPPED INSIDE.THATS WHY THE COWBOYS HAD SUCCESS IN THE MIDDLE.PETERS NEEDS TO GET HIS ACT TOGETHER. HE”S STANDING UP WHEN THE BALL WAS SNAPPED.HE NEEDS TO STAY LOW AND GET HIS FEET WIDE.HE WAS GETTING TURNED OUT ALL KINDS OF WAYS

Joe

November 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

thats great news, we need those 2 guys back on the field to continue to improve the rush defense, glad we held the cowboys under 70 yards last night

AlanFalcon

November 5th, 2012
5:29 pm

Falcons win is another example of a championship team, congrats and keep your heads on a swivel because you are in the sights of every opponent for the rest if the year.

AlanFalcon

November 5th, 2012
5:31 pm

CDOG, Peters hasn’t played all year and is still in the process of getting himself football ready, wake up and give it time, he was the 2nd best tackle on the team last year when he was healthy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KC

November 5th, 2012
5:49 pm

Whoa I forgot about Ray Edwards! Is he still on the team?? ha ha

Stirg d'Nasif

November 5th, 2012
5:50 pm

In last night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, it was announced after halftime that Peria Jerry would not be returning to the game, due to injury. I literally watched the Cowboys rush four running plays, back-to-back, to the hole that was vacant by Perry. The running plays went for 15, 6, 18 and 3 yards, respectively. The Cowboys took full advantage of the void that Perry left and we had no immediate answer for it (Peters is just not healthy enough to take on a starting role on the line). Cowboys’ coaching staff did not stick with this adjustment. If they would’ve continued to run up the gut, to Peter/Walker’s side, the final score may have been different. Still, we adjusted but something soon has to be done soon to stop the runs that opposing teams are attacking us with.

KC

November 5th, 2012
5:54 pm

Bring back Grady Jackson!

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

November 5th, 2012
6:02 pm

Dude we did fine against the run, peters just got back from a big injury give the guy some time to get in game condition, we all kno wat peters brings to the table when hes at 100 percent

Samuel

November 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

Get off of Peters when healthy he one of our better lineman. Besides dude had a foot injury and it’s hard to push off with a bad foot.

Paddy

November 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

Love mydirtybirds……….I have seen the same thing you mentioned about other NFL cities praising the Falcons organization. Dont get to upset it is only a select few that bad-mouth continually. True Falcon fans appreciate seeing good football, finally.

FalconUGAFan

November 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Good to hear…

Stirg..I thought I was the only one that noticed that…def a concern.

FalconJim

November 5th, 2012
6:38 pm

Jerry needs to be put on the auction block, a.s.a.p. Don’t think the dude will EVER be what we thought he would…..JMO.

SUCCESS

November 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

Never Lived up to his potential. Probably will be a salary cap cut next season

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

November 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Jerry hasnt been bad this year

Esquire

November 5th, 2012
8:00 pm

rfall
November 5th, 2012
5:09 pm

much better coaching job this year! keep abe fresh for the playoffs and a healthy spoon and we got a big chance to play in new orleans twice this season!

*****************************************

Not just play twice in New Oreans but WIN TWICE IN NEW ORLEANS!!

WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!

PapaK

November 5th, 2012
8:01 pm

The defensive line needs an overhaul. Perry, Ray Edwards, Lawrence Sidbury, and’ Tavian Robertson aren’t producing. Get rid of them and bring in a new group.

rollo lawson

November 5th, 2012
8:17 pm

Dled,
Next time you in Flowery Branch tell the training staff to get some Georgia red clay and white vinegar. Make a mud with it, pack it in an ace bandage and wrap Spoon’s ankle overnight. It is guaranteed to take out the swelling and soreness. Same for Jerry’s knee.

lowdownjj

November 5th, 2012
8:19 pm

I LOVED the D last night. Offense put up lots of yards but bogged down in the red zone too often. Sounds like Spoon might miss the Aints game. Too bad. RISE UP!

Frank Taylor

November 5th, 2012
8:57 pm

The Falcon’s are not getting any respect from the Fox broadcast crew ,and the NBC broadcast crew, particularly the fellow who used to be a WR for Cincinnati Bengels and now a part of the broadcast team.

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

November 5th, 2012
8:58 pm

@papak dude travian hasnt even gotten a chance, they have yet to activate the guy

coacht

November 5th, 2012
10:11 pm

Chris Collingsworth has never liked the Falcons. Never.

Next Man Up

November 5th, 2012
10:24 pm

Any 3rd or 4th string player can fill in and improve over what Peria Jerry has done which is absolutely nothing. We could of had Clay Mathews pro bowler and sack leader instead of TD selecting Jerry so what a bust. Did anyone watch him side stepping and going backwards to avoid contact most of the night? What a joke.

Falcon James

November 5th, 2012
11:44 pm

GO EAGLES!!!!!! Where is Collinsworth when we need him?

Elaine- Classe A Flex

November 6th, 2012
9:29 am

Bom este artigo.

BillyBob

November 6th, 2012
2:04 pm

How is Perry playing this year? I’d like to know that and I think I’m seeing a trend of the Birds using some depth in a lot of situations. That speaks well of the team. Who is coming off the bench and making a positive impression?

fan of falcons

November 6th, 2012
3:11 pm

I am watching the game from Sunday, I hope Falcons have reviewed!!!! In many areas this was a real sloppy game. Either Dallas defense was really really good because they did a great job of disrupting our offense early on. I am sure other teams are looking at this.

Terrell

November 6th, 2012
3:25 pm

Next Man Up

We were a 4-3 defense when Clay was in the draft. He wouldn’t had fit with the scheme we had at the time.

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garland

November 6th, 2012
9:14 pm

IS RAY EDWARDS STILL ON THIS TEAM?

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Mikey

November 7th, 2012
11:32 am

Great news! P. Jerry has been the beast we dreamed about for three years. Get him healed right… he is a game changer and we need him on the field. With Peters now in the rotation, we can keep these gbeasts fresh for a dominating 4th quarter… GO PERIA! GO FALCONS! YOU ARE RISING UP!

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