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Corey Peters needs Achilles surgery

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The Falcons ended the meaningful part of their season a long time ago, but individual players still had something to play for in the final weeks.

Tony Gonzalez is taking his final lap, some players are trying to get themselves into the team’s plans for 2014 and others are preparing for free agency. One player in that last group suffered a major blow on Monday night.

Coach Mike Smith announced Tuesday that defensive tackle Corey Peters will require surgery to repair an Achilles injury. It’s a terrible blow for Peters, who turned in his best season and will now enter the offseason trying to rehab an injury that will certainly deflate the value of any contract he signs.

“This is going to be a tough offseason for Corey,” Smith said, via the team’s website. “He was injured two years ago with a foot injury and battled and went on PUP. The rehabilitation time for an Achilles injury is going to put us close to the beginning of next season, so he’s going to have to get it going and start hitting it. But he is a tough guy and we all feel for Corey.”

The Falcons will also place safety Zeke Motta on injured reserve this week. Motta fractured a vertebrae and had surgery on Sunday.

 

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2 Responses to “Corey Peters needs Achilles surgery”
  1. jacobslatter says: Dec 24, 2013 5:11 PM

    Does this mean 2009 1st round bust DT Peria Jerry will get a new low ball vet contract to stay in the red & black? His run D needs to improve, but shows flashes at times of interior pressure. He will benefit from the presence of Clowney. ;)

  2. atlfan31833 says: Dec 25, 2013 9:06 AM

    Hoping all the Falcons heal soon!

    Merry CHRISTmas to all of PFT and the fans!

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