WEDNESDAY, 11:14am: Peters’ one-year contract for 2014 has a base salary of $1MM, plus $500K in per-game roster bonuses, reports Tom Pelissero of USA Today (via Twitter).
TUESDAY, 1:23pm: The Falcons have re-signed free agent defensive tackle Corey Peters, the team announced today (Twitter link). The financial details of the contract aren’t yet known, but it’ll be a one-year deal, according to the club.
Peters, who is coming off his four-year rookie contract in Atlanta, started 15 games for the team last season, recording 46 tackles and five sacks. According to Pro Football Focus, Peters ranked as the 30th defensive tackle of 69 qualified players, performing better against the run than the pass. The 25-year-old suffered a torn Achilles late in the season, and is still recovering from that injury, but expects to be ready for training camp.
With the Falcons expected to retool a defensive line that struggled to pressure the quarterback in 2013, Peters may see his role altered slightly for 2014, but the former third-round pick should still be a valuable part of the club’s run defense, assuming he’s back to full health.