Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry announced his retirement from the NFL today, according to the Atlanta Falcons website. Jerry, the 24th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, was expected to be a key rotational player in the Falcons rebuilt defensive front this season.
The former Mississippi stand out never really lived up to his potential after GM Thomas Dimitroff...
Peria Jerry, for all intents and purposes, was a bust.(Steve Mitchell)
Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire.
Falcons say Peria Jerry has decided to retire— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 31, 2014
Jerry was selected in the first round (24th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
His lack of success in the league could be attributed to a knee injury he...
The Falcons announced that DT Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL.
The Atlanta Falcons today announced that defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL.
— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) July 31, 2014
Jerry, 29, was considered to be one of the best defensive tackles in the 2009 draft class, which led to the Falcons using their No. 24 overall pick...
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These are players in a position to make huge strides in 2014, whether it be...
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed 2009 first round selection Peria Jerry. The underachieving defensive tackle is coming off a career year with 33 tackles and 3.5 sacks, but his play since being drafted has never lived up his potential highlighted by his career at LSU. This move is very surprising, and is most likely a signal that Atlanta does not plan to draft any defensive tackles...
ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have taken another step to boost their defensive line depth by re-signing free-agent defensive tackles Peria Jerry.
Peria Jerry, for whatever reason, is back. (Rich Addicks)
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed defensive tackle Peria Jerry.
#Falcons re-signed DT Peria Jerry.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 19, 2014
I couldn’t tell you why. It seemed the Falcons had no interest in bringing the first-round draft pick bust back, but alas.
Atlanta selected Jerry in the first round (24th overall...
According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Falcons have re-signed free agent DL Peria Jerry.
A former first-round pick, Jerry has been labeled a bust for Atlanta, despite still being just 29 years old.
Jerry has been more effective as an interior pass rusher than versus the run. Last season, Jerry registered 33 tackles and 3.5 sacks while starting 14 games.
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