Atlanta Falcons

Peria Jerry: Out For Season

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Peria Jerry #94 of the Atlanta Falcons lays on the field after being injured against the Carolina Panthers at Georgia Dome on September 20, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Demondre' WileyContributor ISeptember 21, 2009

Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry, the team’s first-round draft pick from Mississippi, will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending right knee injury in Atlanta’s victory over Carolina.

Jerry’s injury is more bone-related and not a torn ACL.

He should be ready to go by next summer.

Thomas Johnson will move into the starting role, coach Mike Smith said.

Losing Jerry won't be that big of a loss to me.

I think Thomas Johnson is better than Jerry at this point anyways.

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