Terry Fontenot isn’t sitting on his hands even if the team is a handful of practices into training camp. Although he couldn’t bring a former Falcon back to Atlanta, Fontenot did his due diligence on Corey Peters, who re-signed with the Cardinals recently, as Benjamin Allbright noted he had a deep market including Atlanta and Buffalo.
Peters had a pretty good market including Buffalo and Atlanta. https://t.co/pb9hq3oEwj
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) August 2, 2021
Peters is a former-third round pick of the Falcons and is coming off a season with the Cardinals where he missed the final seven games after treating his patellar tendon. The 32-year-old has been a valuable member of the Cardinals organization for the past six seasons. As a reliable veteran presence in the locker room, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Fontenot was interested in bringing Peters back to Atlanta.
What is surprising is the fact that Fontenot feels the interior defensive line needs bolstering. In fact, I believe the position is one of the strongest ones on the defensive side of the ball. Grady Jarrett is an elite player; Marlon Davidson has been trending upwards and impressing thus far in camp; John Cominsky, Steven Means, Jonathan Bullard, and Tyeler Davison are just “guys” but can be relied upon to bring what Peters could provide production-wise.
I’m sure Fontenot’s response to this question would be that he is always looking to improve every single position, whether it is a strength or a weakness of the roster. I believe that its probably a conducive way to build a winning culture, but I also question whether it is the most conducive way to do so.