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Corey Peters | Defensive Lineman | #98

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 305
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (83) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals signed DL Corey Peters to a three-year extension through 2020.
A key run stuffer on the Cardinals, Peters has taken over as the team's primary nose tackle on early downs and performed admirably since overcoming a 2015 Achilles' tear. Peters turns 30 next June. Fri, Dec 1, 2017 02:56:00 PM

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Cardinals NT Corey Peters said he's "close to the end" of his recovery from a torn Achilles.

He's finished rehabbing and has now entered the strength-and-conditioning phase of his training. Peters was held out of OTAs but plans to compete at a "high level" during training camp. Despite his optimism, the Cardinals plan to be careful with Peters, who has torn his Achilles twice since 2013.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Cardinals NT Corey Peters (Achilles') said he is "right on schedule" in his rehab.

Peters signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal last offseason, but he did not play a snap after tearing his left Achilles' in training camp. Peters tore is right Achilles' in 2013, and his successful recovery from that injury has made this rehab easier to deal with mentally. "It gave me the confidence that once I pushed through this rehab, I feel like I should be 100 percent, better and stronger," Peters said. "I am already stronger in my upper body than I was before." Peters will basically be a free-agent addition for a defense already stacked with talent.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 11:08:00 AM

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.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 01:51:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 01:58:00 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.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 10:59:00 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."
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 06:35:00 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.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 09:30:00 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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
DE1Chandler Jones
2Markus Golden
3Benson Mayowa
4Moubarak Djeri
5Praise Martin-Oguike
DT1Corey Peters
2Robert Nkemdiche
3Olsen Pierre
4Rodney Gunter
5Peli Anau
MLB1Josh Bynes
2Scooby Wright
WLB1Deone Bucannon
2Jeremy Cash
3Edmond Robinson
SLB1Haason Reddick
2Bryson Albright
3Vontarrius Dora
CB1Patrick Peterson
2Jamar Taylor
3Brandon Williams
4Bene Benwikere
5Christian Campbell
FS1Antoine Bethea
2Travell Dixon
3Harlan Miller
SS1Budda Baker
2Rudy Ford
P1Andy Lee