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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

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Lockout limbo: Falcons report

Posted May 10, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
The Falcons made a bold move in the first round of the draft, and the pressure is on WR Julio Jones to show he was worth the price.

Rodgers fills void at running back for Falcons

Posted May 07, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Overshadowed by the Falcons' bold trade to move up 21 spots in the first round to draft WR Julio Jones was the team's trade to move up 13 spots in the fifth round to take RB Jacquizz Rodgers.

Falcons GM Dimitroff says WR Jones not last missing piece

Posted May 01, 2011 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
GM Thomas Dimitroff is making it clear — it will take more than the addition of Julio Jones for the Falcons to go from a perennial playoff contender to a title winner.

Ask the experts: Best trade of the draft's first two days

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
PFW editors offer their take on the team that made the best trade in the first three rounds of the 2011 NFL draft.

Fantasy outlook: Julio Jones

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
Atlanta felt strongly about Julio Jones. Fantasy owners should temper their expectations for him, though.

Falcons trade up for Alabama WR Jones

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
The Falcons traded five draft picks, including their 2011 and ’12 first round picks, to the Browns in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick, which they used to select Alabama WR Julio Jones.

Falcons S Moore arrested on traffic charges

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
Falcons S William Moore was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Gwinnett County, Ga. and charged with multiple traffic violations.

Falcons expected to reward CB Grimes for hard work

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
CB Brent Grimes should top the list of players Atlanta would like to discuss an extension with when things settle down.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 27

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 27th pick in the NFL draft, the most recent of whom, Patriots CB Devin McCourty, holds great promise.

Falcons’ Jerry, Peters expected to battle for starting job

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
The Falcons will have an intriguing position battle at defensive tackle if training camp starts on time this year.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Falcons show commitment to Dimitroff, Smith

Posted March 17, 2011 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Since being hired in 2008, GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith have overseen three consecutive winning seasons — a first in franchise history — and they were each rewarded with contract extensions this offseason.

Falcons GM Dimitroff signs extension

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, who has helped construct a roster that won the NFC South in 2010, has signed a multi-year extension with the team.

Effects of '01 Tomlinson-Vick deal still lingering

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Ten years ago, San Diego made the difficult decision of passing on the NFL draft's No. 1 prospect, QB Michael Vick.

Falcons sign OT Svitek, P Parrish

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
The Falcons re-signed their top backup on the offensive line, Will Svitek, on Thursday.

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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