Falcons' Corey Peters makes 2012 practice debut

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 22, 2012
The Atlanta Falcons, the NFL's last unbeaten team, are rested and closer to full strength in their return from their bye week. Defensive tackle Corey Peters, a starter the last two seasons, returned for limited activity Monday in his first practice this season. Peters, on the reserve injured list with a stress fracture in his left foot, will be eligible to make his season debut on Sunday at Philadelphia. Outside linebacker Stephen Nicholas, who played only on special teams in a 23-20 win over Oakland on Oct. 14 due to an ankle injury, was back at full speed. Backup tight end Michael Palmer returned from a shoulder injury. Coach Mike Smith normally has two practices in bye weeks. He gave players last week off. --- Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
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