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Atlanta Falcons


Peria Jerry

Peria Jerry - #94 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 295 lbs.
Birthday 08/23/1984
Birthplace Batesville, MS
College Mississippi
Years played 4
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 24th pick by Falcons

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
14 0 0

Falcons sign four rookies

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons agreed to terms with four members of their draft class on Thursday.

Falcons re-sign pair of LBs

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
The Falcons announced Thursday they agreed to a five-year deal to re-sign LB Stephen Nicholas. The team also re-signed LB Mike Peterson.

Report: Falcons re-sign OLB Nicholas

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Falcons have re-signed OLB Stephen Nicholas, keeping one of their key defenders in the lineup.

Top 10 questions for Falcons to answer

Posted July 18, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Falcons are worthy of preseason hype, but PFW's Dan Parr says there is also reason to temper optimism about the team's chances of breaking through and making a deep playoff run.

Falcons TE Gonzalez prepares for life after football

Posted July 05, 2011 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Heading into his 15th NFL season, Tony Gonzalez says there's only one thing that will guarantee this will be his last year in the league — a Super Bowl title.

Gonzalez: Ryan ready to join rare category of QBs

Posted July 02, 2011 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez tells PFW there's no doubt in his mind that Matt Ryan is capable of leading Atlanta to a title this season.

NFC South best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 23, 2011 @ 9:03 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC South who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Sean Weatherspoon, David Gettis, Gerald McCoy and Jonathan Casillas.  

Charges against Falcons CB Owens dropped

Posted June 22, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Domestic violence charges against Falcons CB Chris Owens have been dropped.

Falcons' Ryan, Jones establishing connection in workouts

Posted June 18, 2011 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
The reviews of Falcons rookie WR Julio Jones' performance at player-organized workouts have been very positive.

Falcons promote Polk

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Falcons promoted DeJuan Polk to coordinator of pro scouting on Thursday.

Report: Falcons CB Owens trashed ex's apartment

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Falcons CB Chris Owens is being investigated by suburban Atlanta police for trashing the apartment of his ex-girlfriend and destroying many of her valuable possessions.

Jones has earned respect of Falcons teammates, coaches

Posted June 11, 2011 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
The Falcons believe that big, physical WR Julio Jones will be able to provide some pop to the team's controlled passing game right away.

Blank says Smith likely to consider 'Hard Knocks' in future

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Falcons owner Arthur Blank told PFW last week that he is open to considering an appearance on "Hard Knocks" in future years and he doesn't think head coach Mike Smith will automatically dismiss doing the show.

Report: Falcons' front office takes minor pay cuts

Posted May 26, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons have implemented minor payroll reductions to members of the front office, according to Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Falcons counting on more from Weatherspoon

Posted May 20, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
We hear the Falcons believe they were a better, more active defense early in the 2010 season when SLB Sean Weatherspoon was healthy and they expect he'll provide more of a boost in Year Two.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 29, 2012
Jerry was active for Atlanta against Carolina on Sunday.||||||| He missed last week's game against New Orleans because of a quadriceps injury.
Posted Sept. 21, 2009
Jerry sustained a season-ending knee injury in a victory over the Carolina Panthers.||||||| The rookie defensive tackle tore up his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 28-20 victory, which improved the Falcons to 2-0 for only the seventh time in the team's 44-year history. He was placed on injured reserve Monday. "It's very unfortunate for Peria,'' coach Mike Smith said. "It's a very, very violent game on the offensive and defensive lines. We're going to miss him, but we've go to move forward.''
Posted Sept. 20, 2009
Jerry, the Atlanta Falcons' No. 1 draft pick, went down with an injury in the fourth quarter of a 28-20 win over the Carolina Panthers.||||||| Jerry was hurt Sunday while Jake Delhomme was completing a 10-yard pass to Steve Smith with about 9 1/2 minutes remaining. The 294-pound rookie was treated on the field for several minutes and had to be helped to the sideline, appearing to favor his left knee. A cart whisked him to the training room. Falcons coach Mike Smith was vague about the injury after the game. He said details would be revealed when the team puts out its injury report on Wednesday.

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