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Corey Peters Injury: Falcons Defensive Tackle To Be Evaluated In Six Weeks

The specifics around Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters' foot injury are growing cloudier: Despite a report from ESPN that Peters was out for the season with an undisclosed foot injury, coach Mike Smith told the AJC that ESPN's report was "erroneous," and that Peters will be evaluated in six weeks.

However, just what the foot injury is has been a state secret around the Falcons facility:

When asked if Peters was injured in a fall at his house over the offseason, Smith didn’t confirm or deny that story. "He’s on the non-football injury," Smith said. "That’s the designation."

Peters' injury gives former first round pick Peria Jerry a shot to live up to his billing, as the fourth-year DT replaced Peters on the depth chart in preseason and is expected to start when Atlanta opens the season at Kansas City Sept. 9. Peters is on the non-football injury list and must undergo an evaluation before being put back on the active roster.

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