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Corey Peters | Defensive Lineman

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 305
College: Kentucky
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Cardinals placed NT Corey Peters on injured reserve with a torn left Achilles' tendon, ending his season.
It's a big blow to a team that lost Dan Williams in free agency. The Cards will turn to fourth-round pick Rodney Gunter at nose tackle, where they're taking a big leap of faith. Gunter was generally projected as a UDFA coming out of Delaware State. Arizona's run defense could take a significant step back this year. They also lost defensive mastermind Todd Bowles to the Jets. Aug 21 - 1:51 PM

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Cardinals DT Corey Peters has been diagnosed with a torn left Achilles' tendon, and is out for the season.

There goes part of the Cardinals' plan to replace Darnell Dockett. It's a massive blow for a player who tore his right Achilles' in 2013. Now 27, Peters is a replacement-level talent, but his injury thins already questionable defensive line depth in the desert. Fourth-rounder Rodney Gunter is the next man up. Alameda Ta'amu is also in the picture. Peters is signed (cheaply) through 2017.
Aug 20 - 1:58 PM

Cardinals agreed to terms with DL Corey Peters, formerly of the Falcons, on a three-year, $10.5 million contract.

In Arizona, Peters (6'3/305) will likely play 3-4 end opposite Calais Campbell, replacing Darnell Dockett. The Cardinals will remain on the lookout for a big-bodied nose tackle to plug the run if they can't re-sign NT Dan Williams. Peters, 27 in June, recorded 72 tackles and seven sacks across the past two seasons.
Mar 9 - 10:59 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin reports free agent DT Corey Peters has drawn interest from six teams.

This sounds like agent-driven information, but it's worth pointing out nonetheless. An earlier report out of Atlanta had Peters seeking $5-6 million annually. We can't see that, even with Peters coming off back-to-back solid seasons. The soon-to-be 27-year-old will reportedly make a decision "soon."
Mar 9 - 6:35 PM

Free agent DT Corey Peters is reportedly aiming for $5-6 million per year on his next contract.

He's hoping for a contract similar to the ones signed by Paul Soliai (five years, $33 million) and Tyson Jackson (five years, $25 million) last offseason. A deal of that nature would probably put Peters out of Atlanta's price range. With that said, an annual salary in the $5-6 million range is pretty optimistic for a player of Peters' skill level and injury history.
Mar 6 - 9:30 AM

Falcons declared DT Corey Peters, QB Sean Renfree, CB Javier Arenas, T Ryan Schraeder, LB Tyler Starr, LB Nate Stupar and C James Stone inactive for Week 1 against the Saints.

After tearing his Achilles' Week 16 last season, the Falcons are taking it slow with Peters. With Renfree inactive, T.J. Yates will backup Matt Ryan. The rest are healthy scratches.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Falcons activated DT Corey Peters (Achilles') from the active/PUP list.

The team is "taking it slow" with Peters, but expects him to be ready for Week 1. Peters blew out his Achilles' last Week 16, but has progressed on schedule. He'll open the year as a rotational lineman provided he's healthy enough.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 01:14:00 PM

Falcons placed DT Corey Peters (Achilles') on the active/PUP list.

He'll be joined there by second-year S Zeke Motta (neck). Peters went down last Week 16, so it's far from a guarantee that he'll be ready for the regular season. He's a candidate to sit out training camp and revert to reserve/PUP, which would cost him the first six games.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles') is a candidate to open training camp on the active/PUP list.

Peters blew out his Achilles' in Week 16 and is a big-time question mark for Week 1. Re-signed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal, the 26-year-old isn't even guaranteed a roster spot. Peters had five sacks in a career-year last season.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles) expects to be ready for the start of the season.

Peters suffered a torn Achilles' in Week 16 and is facing another 4-6 months of rehab. He hasn't had any setbacks, but remains a candidate to open training camp on the PUP list. If healthy, Peters will open the season opposite a rotation of Jonathan Babineaux, Paul Soliai, and Peria Jerry.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 06:03:00 PM

Falcons re-signed DT Corey Peters to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Peters, 26 in June, is coming off his best pro season but unfortunately suffered a torn Achilles' in Week 16 and faces another 4-6 months of rehab. He's essentially betting on himself again with the one-year pact in hopes of securing a long-term deal next spring. Peters racked up a career-high 46 tackles and five sacks in 2013. The Falcons need to find him a partner at defensive tackle.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 02:25:00 PM

The Falcons have begun contract talks with free agents DT Corey Peters, DT Jonathan Babineaux, and C/G Joe Hawley.

Babineaux has already expressed a desire to re-sign. Hawley is viewed as one of the Falcons' top priorities. Peters is coming off a torn Achilles' and is facing another 4-6 months of rehab. None of the three should be expensive to retain, but the Falcons need to seek upgrades on both lines. They need players who can get to the quarterback and ones that can protect Matt Ryan.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 08:30:00 PM

Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles' surgery) is facing 6-8 months of rehab following his Dec. 30 surgery.

Peters blew out his heel during the Monday night loss at San Francisco. It's atrocious timing as he'll be an unrestricted free agent in March. "The rehabilitation time on an Achilles is going to put us close to the start of next season, so he's going to have to get it going and hit it," coach Mike Smith said. Peters' fourth NFL season ends with career-highs in tackles (46) and sacks (5).
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Falcons DT Corey Peters will undergo Achilles' surgery "soon."

Peters exited Monday night's loss to the 49ers in the first half with the injury and was seen shedding some tears on the bench. It's safe to assume he suffered at least a partial tear of his Achilles' tendon. It's a big blow to Peters, who was having his best season as a pro and is set to become a free agent in March. Coach Mike Smith believes Peters will be ready for Week 1 of 2014.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 01:22:00 PM

Falcons DT Corey Peters exited Monday night's game against the 49ers with an Achilles' injury and will not return.

Peters left early in the first half and was seen crying on the sideline as he sat on the bench. He's started all 15 games this season and entered Week 16 with career-highs in tackles (45) and sacks (four). Peters is in the final year of his contract. A severe Achilles' injury would be a major blow.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 09:26:00 PM

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