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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

Tack FF Int
14 0 0

Shields' grip on Packers RCB job far from firm

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
We hear Sam Shields needs a sustained stretch of solid play to hold on to the Packers' starting job at right cornerback. 

Backup duty suiting Falcons DT Jerry

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Third-year veteran DT Peria Jerry started the first four games of the season, but he has been coming off the bench since Week Five.

Falcons want DT Jerry to seize opportunity

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
Peria Jerry will make his first start since Week Two of his rookie season when the Falcons play the Bears on Sunday.

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.

Falcons' Dimitroff expects Jerry’s reps to increase by midseason

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Falcons DT Peria Jerry went from being a starter at the outset of his rookie year to a sub-package player off the bench this season, but GM Thomas Dimtroff told PFW Jerry's current role shouldn't be interpreted as ...

Panthers' Clausen likely to get needed prep time

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 11:45 p.m. ET
The expected return to action of Panthers QB Matt Moore following a concussion is good news for rookie Jimmy Clausen, who isn't ready to take over the starting job, according to NFC South Whispers.

Bucs won't keep DE White after this season

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
In light of Stylez White's poor practice habits, the Buccaneers are very unlikely to keep the defensive end after this season and will bring in a replacement next offseason, according to NFC South Whispers.

Browns NT Rubin impresses Mangini

Posted Aug. 08, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
Third-year NT Ahtyba Rubin will be a key part of the Browns' defensive line this year, according to "Whispers," as he displays good technique and block recognition in training camp.

Mysterious knee could limit Falcons DT Jerry in camp

Posted July 23, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
There has been speculation that Falcons DT Peria Jerry's recovery from knee surgery is not moving as quickly as the team anticipated.

Falcons make odd choice with selection of DT Peters

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
It's hard to figure out why the Falcons passed on a pass rusher with their first third-round pick.

Falcons expect Jerry’s return to help pass rush in 2010

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
If Peria Jerry returns in offseason workouts before the draft and looks to be coming along well, that could help push the Falcons in the direction of taking a cornerback, or perhaps even a linebacker, with the 19th pick.

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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