Corey Peters injury: Atlanta DT out for game against 49ers with Achilles injury

Stephen Dunn

The Falcons defense took another hit on "Monday Night Football."

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters left the team's game on Monday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers with an Achilles injury and will not return. It's not yet known whether he will miss any extended period of time.

Peters has been one of Atlanta's top defensive players this season. He has four sacks and has been one of the few bright spots on the Falcons defensive line.

Meanwhile, Peters will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The injury could be a tough break for the defensive tackle who could be in line for a nice payday in the offseason. This injury will be one to monitor moving forward. Peria Jerry is the next man up on Atlanta's depth chart to fill Peters' shoes.

More from SB Nation NFL

NFL Mock Draft: The silver lining to your team's misery

NFL Week 16: Scores, news and GIFs | Playoff picture | Draft order

Peyton Manning breaks single-season TD record | GIF: Tom Brady's left hanging

Pride of Detroit: Fire Jim Schwartz | Schwartz isn't a fan of his fans

Death of a football player: Helmet-to-helmet hit killed Derek Sheely

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.