FLOWERY BRANCH GA - JULY 30: Corey Peters #91 of the Atlanta Falcons stretches during opening day of training camp on July 30 2010 at the Falcons Training Complex in Flowery Branch Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Falcons have been pummeled by injuries thus far this off-season. They've lost their backup left tackle for the year, their rookie fullback for the season and had to waive a couple of injured guys. Along the way, there's been concussions and strains and sprains that have cost players time.
Snakebitten is not the term. Being slowly swallowed by the injury python comes a bit closer.
Despite all those setbacks, the Falcons' worst and most troubling ongoing hurt belongs to Corey Peters.
Here's a very rough timeline of Peters' injury:
May: Peters injures his foot during off-season workouts.
- June 1: Falcons announce Peters will miss off-season program until at least training camp.
- July 25: DOL at the AJC, who has been quite vigilant about this story, informs us that Peters will miss at least another three weeks of training camp.
- August 20: DOL reveals that Peters is still out, the nature of the foot injury has not been disclosed and Peters still has no timetable for return.
Yes, Peria Jerry has looked good and Travian Robertson is coming on strong, which does help alleviate some of my depth concerns at defensive tackle. But the fact that the team's finest run-stopping defensive tackle and one of the anchors of the defensive line has been hurt for going on fourth months now with zero details about what the particular woe is and when he's coming back is deeply alarming. Given the team's love of operating in the shadows, we're not likely to learn much.
Until we have more concrete information, I'm not going to speculate on when Peters is coming back. Your thoughts on the situation?