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Falcons NT Corey Peters was expected to get a lot of playing time in Mike Nolan's new scheme entering the offseason. However, that plan has now taken a detour. Peters was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list on Sunday, ensuring that he won't play for the Falcons until after Week 6 of the NFL season.
With Peters not around to help Peria Jerry anchor the Falcons defensive line against the run, the Falcons will have to look elsewhere for contributors.
The injury gives NT Travian Robertson an opportunity that he might not have gotten if Peters was healthy.
Robertson was a 2012 seventh-round draft pick and was very much on the bubble before Peters was put on the physically unable to play list. This move should lock him into a roster spot and an extended look to move past Vance Walker on the depth chart.