It looks like Corey Peters is headed back to the desert after all. The veteran defensive tackle is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Cardinals, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link). Howard Balzer was first to tweet that a deal was likely.
We had heard in early June that the two sides were still discussing a new contract, but nothing materialized at the time. Now a little ways into training camp, it finally happened. A third-round pick of the Falcons back in 2010, Peters has been with the Cardinals since 2015. A knee injury limited him to only nine games last year, but he started all 16 for Arizona the year before.
Although mostly a run-stuffer up the middle, he’s had at least a couple of sacks each of the last three seasons. Now on the tail-end of a solid career, Peters turned 33 back in June. In addition to his work in the defensive front, Peters is also a locker room leader.
“He was tremendous for us on and off the field, one of the great leaders in our locker room,” head coach Kliff Kingsbury had said a couple of months ago. Coming off a torn patella tendon at his relatively advanced age, it’s unclear if he’ll play as big of a role on the field in 2021.
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