As the Falcons prepare to try to take the next step after four straight winning seasons but no playoff victories, one of their defensive starters won’t be available for any of the offseason preparations.
According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, defensive tackle Corey Peters suffered a foot injury during the offseason. He’s expected back when training camp opens.
Peters has started 30 of 32 regular-season games since joining the team via round three of the 2010 draft.
Peria Jerry, a first-rounder in 2009, will replace Peters in the starting lineup until he returns.
The specific nature of the injury or the manner in which Peters suffered it aren’t known.