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The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed linebacker Mike Peterson, who was with them the last three years.
Peterson also played for coach Mike Smith when Smith was the defensive coordinator in Jacksonville.
Peterson can play inside and outside LB, and with middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu battling a chest injury, Peterson will provide some depth for the Falcons.
Last year, Peterson played in 15 games with five starts. He made 27 tackles (16 solo) while adding one interception and two passes defensed. He has 1,611 tackles (953 solo), 21 1-2 sacks, 19 interceptions, 52 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and nine fumble recoveries during his 13-year NFL career.
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The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed veteran linebacker Mike Peterson to address their need for depth.
The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder played in all but one game of the Falcons, starting five games before being placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury that needed surgery to repair hte damage.
Peterson, 36, recorded 27 tackles with one interception and two pass deflections.
A couple of days ago we learned that Lofa Tatupu had suffered a pectoral injury. Now we find out that he will be out for the season. Obviously, this is bad news as fans were looking forward to seeing what Tatupu had left in the tank and if he could seize the middle linebacker job that was left vacant when Curtis Lofton decided to study witchcraft and bounty hunting instead of playing...
Linebacker Mike Peterson re-signed with the Falcons. The 36-year-old had 27 tackles in 15 games last season, and has 1,611 career tackles in 13 NFL seasons. Atlanta moved to bring Peterson back after Lofa Tatupu suffered a recent pectoral injury.
Lofa Tatupu is a 3-time Pro-Bowler, making it in 2005, 2006, and 2007. However, his career was derailed by injuries to the point where he was completely out of football last year. Still only heading into his age 30 season, the Falcons took a chance on him this offseason as a two down run stuffer, to compliment 2011 3rd round pick Akeem Dent.
However, it appears those plans have been...
The Falcons have made the playoffs in each of the last 2 seasons, but have not won a single playoff game. Matt Ryan, in fact, has not won a playoff game in his career, despite making the playoffs in 3 out of his 4 seasons in the NFL. For what it’s worth, I think too much is being made of Ryan’s inability to win a playoff game. Peyton Manning started 0-3 in his career...
Atlanta Falcons’ Lofa Tatupu is out for the 2012 NFL season after tearing his pectoral muscle last week (Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman)
The worst case scenario for Atlanta Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu has come to fruition.
Falcons coach Mike Smith announced Tuesday that the torn pectoral muscle Lofa Tatupu suffered last week will sideline him for the entirety of the 2012 season...
The Atlanta Falcons' defense took a significant blow on Tuesday when head coach Mike Smith announced that linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire season witha torn pectoral muscle. "As you know, Lofa suffered a pectoral injury last week," Smith said on the Falcons website. "After testing, it was determined that he would require a procedure to repair the injury...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Falcons coach Mike Smith says linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the season with a pectoral injury.
Smith said Tuesday tests revealed Tatupu will require season-ending surgery.
The Falcons report for training camp on Wednesday. Akeem Dent, a third-round pick from Georgia in 2011, and veteran Mike Peterson, who was re-signed on Monday, will compete for the starting...
The Falcons will have arguably the most amount of competition for roles on special teams in seemingly a long while this summer. The team is two-deep at all three specialist spots, and both return spots are completely open to competition.
It is likely that the incumbents at all three specialist spots will retain their jobs with Matt Bryant at kicker, Matt Bosher at punter, and Joe...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn pectoral muscle. The injury was sustained while working out last week.
This could be the end of Tatupu’s career. He decided not to play in 2011 and rest his body after being cut by the Seahawks.
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