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Gators Welcome Back Mike Peterson; Former Florida, NFL Linebacker Joins Staff

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...
Via The Bull Gator
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things to watch for: Falcons-Titans

Traditionally, the third preseason game is the most important. The starters play the longest and it also represents the only game for which the coaches game-plan. So here are five things to watch in the Falcons third preseason game on Saturday in Nashville against the Titans. 1. Linebacker spots up for grabs Last season, the Falcons kept just five linebackers on the active roster...
Via Fox Sports South
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Peterson begins coaching career at Florida

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...
Via florida.scout.com
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Column: Falcons are content just winning, baby

Al Davis would've loved these Atlanta Falcons. All they do is win, baby. Sure, it's rarely with a lot of flare. Who cares? There's no voters to impress or computers to win over in the NFL. ''Style points don't get you a ring,'' linebacker Mike Peterson was saying the other day, holding court beside his locker before practice. ''Our goal...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys' special teams shows improvement

Sunday was quite an oddity for the 2012 Dallas Cowboys. For a team that has almost no success scoring points this season, they were given the gift of help from their defense and special teams. The defense has had a decent year, but almost nothing in terms of takeaways and setting up short fields, or even better, actually putting points on the board themselves. Meanwhile, the special...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys' special teams shows improvement

Sunday was quite an oddity for the 2012 Dallas Cowboys. For a team that has almost no success scoring points this season, they were given the gift of help from their defense and special teams. The defense has had a decent year, but almost nothing in terms of takeaways and setting up short fields, or even better, actually putting points on the board themselves. Meanwhile, the special...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons won’t have Sean Witherspoon this week

sr_adspace_id = 1000010603807; sr_adspace_width = 180; sr_adspace_height = 90; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic"; According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons linebacker Sean Witherspoon won’t play in tomorrow’s game against the Cowboys because of an ankle injury. Both Akeem Dent and Mike Peterson will get...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Peterson to start vs. Bengals with Dent out

The Falcons ruled middle linebacker Akeem Dent out for Thursday night’s preseason matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a concussion he suffered during last week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. In his stead, Mike Peterson is expected to start at middle linebacker. Peterson was signed by the Falcons just before the start of training camp, after a season-ending injury...
Via 60 Max Power O
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFC: Who Will Win the Division Titles?

NFC East I'm going with the Eagles here. To me they are the most complete football team, and could very easily meet the Packers in the NFC championship. They added Fletcher Cox from South Carolina, giving them a solid defensive line with Babin, Cole, and Mike Peterson, if he can make a return. Linebacker was an issue, but they addressed it with trading for DeMeco Ryans. And...
Via Football Nation
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Dent out; Peterson, Schiller gear up for Falcons

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...
Via Fox Sports South
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Dent out; Peterson, Schiller gear up for Falcons

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...
Via Fox Sports South
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons LB sidelined with concussion

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is having a tough time keeping his starting middle linebacker healthy. After losing Curtis Lofton to free agency in the spring, the Falcons signed Lofa Tatupu to replace him, but a torn pectoral muscle ended his season before the start of training camp. Now Atlanta must temporarily replace second-year linebacker Akeem Dent, who sustained a concussion...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons LB Dent sidelined with concussion

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith says starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent sustained a concussion in the 31-17 loss to Baltimore and will miss next week's exhibition against Cincinnati. Mike Peterson, a 14th-year veteran, took over for Dent in practice on Saturday. Rookie fullback Bradie Ewing, a fifth-round pick from Wisconsin, is out for the season after injuring his right...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons' first practice in pads goes easily

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. ''It&...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons LB Tatupu to miss season

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 job at middle linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu to miss season

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...
Via Fox Sports South
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons Re-Sign Peterson; Tatupu Out for Season; Akeem Dent on the Clock

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...
Via Grits Blitz
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Louis Castillio is released from the Chargers and more in NFL Daily Digest

Moving On: We always saw this ending differently but late last week, the Chargers released veteran defensive end Luis Castillo.Newton’s skill set and WR Steve Smith’s mentorship. Please click the link below to read this story
Via Players View
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons sign Peterson to contract

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign LB Peterson

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.
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign linebacker Mike Peterson

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.
Via profootball.scout.com
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

5 Most Important Free-Agent Targets for New York Giants

Shale BriskinBGB ContributorNow that the NFL Free Agent signing period is in full swing, the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants have yet to make any big moves. Although most of the team will be returning for at least one more season, the Giants could still make a few moves to bolster their depth.The Giants' biggest needs are in the offensive line, running back, wide...
Via Big Giants Boom
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons' linebackers host their very own talk show

Mike Peterson serves as host of 'D-Block' on Falcons' website
Via Beat Writers Blog
January 08, 2012  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons place two players on I.R.

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...
Via Falcons Locker
December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Falcons add James and Cone to roster

The Falcons promoted wide receiver Kevin Cone and linebacker Robert James to their active roster to replace the spots vacated by cornerback Kelvin Hayden and linebacker Mike Peterson, who were placed on injured reserve yesterday. The Falcons also added linebacker/safety Matt Hansen to the practice squad. Peterson suffered a torn triceps injury against the Saints on Monday night,...
Via FalcFans
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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