Former Florida linebacker Mike Peterson has joined the Gators’ staff in a full-time role. Peterson will be joining the weight room staff as of February 24.
Peterson was with the Gators during the 2013 football season as he had returned to the University of Florida to finish his degree. Upon the completion of his degree, head coach Will Muschamp looked to bring him on full time...
Mike Peterson’s coaching career didn’t begin this fall. It’s his first year as an undergraduate student assistant at Florida, but his time spent as a coach actually started in 2012. For the first year in a long time, Peterson wasn’t a contributor. He found himself on the sidelines with the Atlanta Falcons, working more as a mentor. That’s the exact role he’ll serve for...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Falcons head coach Mike Smith on Monday ruled out middle linebacker Akeem Dent (concussion), the likely starter at that spot, for Thursday's second preseason game against Cincinnati at the Georgia Dome.
That means that Dent, a second-year player out of the University of Georgia who played almost exclusively on special teams last season, will miss valuable...
The Atlanta Falcons' first workout in full pads brought a sense of relief to veteran linebacker Mike Peterson.
With the NFL's year-old collective bargaining agreement limiting how many times teams can hit in practice, Peterson liked the spirit he saw from his teammates.
Until Sunday, Peterson, a 13-year veteran, felt as if training camp had yet to start.
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July 29, 2012
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...
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July 23, 2012
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.
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.
The Falcons have placed 35-year old LB Mike Peterson (torn triceps) and 28-year old CB Kelvin Hayden (toe) on the Injured Reserve List, ending their seasons. Mike Peterson played in 15 games for the Falcons this year and he had 24 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 interception and 3 passes defensed. Kelvin Hayden played in 8 games for the Falcons this year and he had 24 tackles...
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.
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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...