Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora (50) reacts with defensive tackle Corey Peters (91) after a sack against the New York Jets during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Jets defeated the Falcons 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons' Corey Peters expects to be ready for regular season

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Corey Peters was having himself the best year of his career, only to suffer a heart breaking injury in week 16 of the 2013 regular season. Peters suffered a torn Achilles tendon and was facing a time from of anywhere between four to six months for rehab.

Peterson, 25 years old, is Atlanta’s former 2010 third round draft pick out of the University of Kentucky. In 2011, Peters won the Atlanta Falcons Man of the Year award.

Prior to his break out year, Peters career high in combined tackles came in 2010, where he recorded 33 and only one sack. In 2011, he reached a career high in sack totals with three even and recorded an interception. Things went down hill in 2012, when he was only able to record 15 combined tackles with the Falcons.

According to Profootballtalk, Corey Peters is off crutches and expects to be ready for the start of the 2014 regular season. The Falcons recently re-signed Peters to a one year deal and will also retain defensive end Osi Umenyiora for the 2014 season.

Peters finished 2013 with 46 combined tackles and five sacks.

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