Cardinals defensive lineman Corey Peters suffered a torn left Achilles and will miss the 2015 season, coach Bruce Arians said Thursday. Peters, who inked a three-year deal in the offseason, was slated to start at nose tackle. In his first five seasons -- all with the Falcons -- he totaled 146 tackles and 11 sacks.
Defensive end Corey Peters, signed by the Cardinals as a free agent this offseason, will be changing positions with his new team. Peters has the ability to play several positions along the defensive line, and coach Bruce Arians said that Peters will start at nose tackle, per ESPN.
The Cardinals announced the signings of three key free agents: guard Mike Iupati (five years), defensive tackle Corey Peters (three years) and linebacker Sean Weatherpoon (one year). Iupati made the Pro Bowl the past three years with San Francisco. Peters and Weatherspoon come over from the Falcons. Weatherspoon recorded two seasons of 100-plus tackles in his first four years before spending last season on IR with an Achilles injury.
Defensive tackle Corey Peters is reportedly telling teams he is planning to sign with the Cardinals on Tuesday when free agency begins, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Peters spent his entire six-year career with the Falcons before becoming a free agent this offseason. He totaled 26 tackles and two sacks in 2014 and amassed 146 tackles with 11 sacks in his six seasons.
The Falcons' list of inactives for Week 1 against the Saints includes defensive lineman Corey Peters (Achilles), quarterback Sean Renfree, defensive back Javier Arenas, linebacker Nate Stupar, offensive lineman Ryan Schraeder, offensive lineman James Stone and linebacker Tyler Starr. Renfree, Arenas, Stupar, Schraeder, Stone and Starr are all healthy scratches.