2012 Falcons Preseason: Maturing Defensive Line Off To Good Start

The defensive line is one area of the Atlanta Falcons that has looked good during the preseason, and a big reason for that is the chemistry that is developing among the players anchoring the line:

"It’s got a lot to do with us coming of age and becoming better athletes," defensive tackle Vance Walker said. "Me, Peria (Jerry), Babs (Babineaux) has been playing for a lot of years and Corey’s (Peters) been hurt, but we recognize things faster. We can recognize pass sets from the offensive linemen much better than we could in the past just because we’ve got another season under our belt."

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The defensive line has six tackles for loss through two preseason games, including two sacks.

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