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The Falcons place cornerback Kelvin Hayden and linebacker Mike Peterson on injured reserve.
Hayden, 6-0, 195 pounds, was originally selected as a second round (60th overall) draft choice by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2005 NFL Draft. He spent six seasons in Indianapolis before signing with the Falcons as a free agent on August 30, 2011. Hayden played in eight games this season, totaling 27 tackles (22 solo) with two interceptions and four passes defensed.
Peterson, 6-1, 226 pounds, was originally selected as a second round (36th overall) draft choice by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1999 NFL Draft. Peterson joined the Falcons as a free agent on March 10, 2008. This season, he has collared 23 tackles (12 solo) with one interception. Peterson ranks among the NFL’s active tackle leaders with 1,607 career tackles.
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The Atlanta Falcons have placed linebacker Mike Peterson and cornerback Kelvin Hayden on injured reserve.
Peterson played in four games this season, including Monday's 45-16 loss to New Orleans. The 13-year veteran had 24 tackles and an interception
Hayden appeared in eight games but has been sidelined since Week 11. He had 22 tackles and a pair of interceptions.
Now that the Atlanta Falcons have played their worst game of the season, quarterback Matt Ryan is looking for complete turnaround.
The Falcons returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering a blowout loss at New Orleans on Monday night, and Ryan wanted to see if the team would respond appropriately with a playoff road trip looming next week.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog
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