Falcons re-sign linebacker Mike Peterson

Posted Jul 23, 2012
Aaron Wilson

The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed veteran linebacker Mike Peterson to address their need for depth. The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder played in all but one game of the Falcons, starting five games before being placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury that needed surgery to repair hte damage. Peterson, 36, recorded 27 tackles with one interception and two pass deflections.

For his career, Peterson has 1,611 tackles, 21 1/2 sacks, 19 interceptions, 52 pass deflections, nine forced fumbles and nine fumble recoveries.

Peterson is expected to fill the gap created when linebacker Lofa Tatupu sustained a major pectoral injury last week in the weight room.

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