Falcons reduce roster

10:18 PM, Aug 26, 2012   |    comments
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Flowery Branch, GA -- The Atlanta Falcons Sunday announced that they have waived quarterback John Parker Wilson and placed defensive tackle Corey Peters on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Wilson, 6'2", 215 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent on April 27, 2009. He was re-signed on July 30, 2011 and has spent the last two seasons as the Falcons third quarterback.

Peters, 6'3", 305 pounds, was originally selected by the Falcons in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. In two seasons in Atlanta, he has emerged as a stalwart member of the defensive line starting 30 of 31 career games while recording 73 tackles (57 solo), 4.0 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and three passes defensed. Peters will be eligible to return to the active roster following week six.

The Falcons roster now sits at 75 players as part of the NFL's mandatory roster cut down. Atlanta will have to trim its roster to 53 players by August 31 and may establish an eight-player practice squad beginning on September 1.

(Atlanta Falcons)

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