Corey Peters has missed about 3 months with a stress fracture in his foot and he’ll miss even more time, specifically, the first 6 weeks of the season as the Falcons have transferred him from the active/PUP to the reserve/PUP list. Peters, an important part of the Falcons’ defensive tackle rotation, was slightly below average as a pass rusher and slightly above average as a run stuffer last year, while leading the team in snaps played among defensive tackles (669, including playoffs). He had 3 sacks, 2 quarterback hits, and 13 quarterback pressures on 390 pass rush snaps, for a mediocre 4.6% rate.
He’ll cede snaps to Jonathan Babineaux and Vance Walker, but probably mostly to Peria Jerry. Jerry has been a bust as a 2009 1st round pick thus far in his career and might be on his last chance. He really struggled in limited action last year. This injury will also give either 7th round pick rookie Travian Robertson or undrafted rookie Micanor Regis a chance to not only make the roster, but possibly see action early in the season. If either of them impresses and Jerry can’t bounce back, Jerry could be gone in favor of one of the young guys. Peters’ injury does not sound like one that will make him a candidate for the IR.
If you’re interested in doing a fantasy football league with me, here’s the link (no draft date set yet, currently standard, with the option to become PPR with group vote). http://msn.foxsports.com/fantasy/football/commissioner/Registration/Private.aspx?league=55086&password=FanSpot2