Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry, a former first-round pick, is retiring after five years in the NFL, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Falcons announced the re-signing of defensive lineman Peria Jerry Wednesday, though terms of the deal are not yet known. Jerry appeared in 16 games last season, recording 33 tackles and 3.5 sacks in the most productive season of his career. The former first-round pick has just 5.5 sacks in five seasons.
Falcons defensive lineman Peria Jerry got into the Saints' backfield for the team's only sack in a 17-13 loss in Week 12. Jerry took Drew Brees down, one of three tackles in the game. He now has 3 1/2 sacks and 20 tackles on the season.
The Falcons listed five defenders on the injury report for Week 12 against the Saints, and only one of them was unable to suit up Thursday. Defensive lineman Malliciah Goodman (calf), who was already ruled out, did not take the field Thursday. Defensive linemen Jonathan Babineaux (triceps) and Peria Jerry (shoulder) are both active, along with linebackers Paul Worrilow (shoulder) and Zeke Motta (hand).
The Falcons released their Week 12 injury report for Thursday's game vs. New Orleans. Defensive end Malliciah Goodman (calf) is out, tackle Jonathan Babineaux (tricep), quarterback Dominique Davis (knee) and safety Zeke Motta (hand) are questionable, while defensive tackle Peria Jerry (shoulder), running back Jacquizz Rodgers (ankle), tackle Jeremy Trueblood (knee, hip) and linebacker Paul Worrilow (shoulder) are considered probable.