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Atlanta Falcons blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons DT Corey Peters plans to be ready for season-opener

  • 3:58 pm Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters has style.

He drove into training camp with a new ride, a Kia Soul!

The youngsters love the hip care, but after signing a new $1.5 million contract this offseason he could have went the sports car route.

“It has plenty of room,” said Peters, who’s 6-foot-3, 305 pounds. “It rides good.”

Peters, who’s coming back from a ruptured Achilles surgery, was plenty early for the 5 p.m. team meeting. He was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list.

He was injured in the 15th game of the season against San Francisco.

“It’s just snapped,” said Peters, [More]

Falcons $26.7 million under cap, can pursue Jairus Byrd

  • 8:16 pm Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Jairus Byrd, safety, defense, Bufallo Bills, free agency, NFL, football, Atlanta Falcons

The free agency picture became a little clearer with the passing of the franchise and transition tag deadline on Monday.

The biggest news of the day was that Buffalo safety Jairus Byrd, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive back, was not tagged and appears to have a clear path to the open market.

The Falcons now have 53 players signed, but counting the top 51, per league rules, the Falcons are at $113.3 million against the cap, according to National Football League Players Association documents. The cap for next season will increase to $133 million.

Once the $7 million slot that Tony Gonzalez is [More]