Falcons re-sign DT Corey Peters to one-year deal Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters was the team's 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year. Steve Mitchell / USA TODAY Sports AP Mar 4, 2014 at 3:35p ET ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed Corey Peters, one of the team's three defensive tackles who were unrestricted free agents, to a one-year contract. The Falcons' other free-agent defensive tackles are Jonathan Babineaux and Peria Jerry. Peters, a third-round pick in 2010, had his 2013 season end with a right Achilles injury on Dec. 23 that required surgery. He has started in 53 of his 56 games. He made 15 starts in 2013, when he set a career high with five sacks and had 48 tackles. He has nine career sacks. Peters was chosen the Falcons' 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year. Terms of the one-year contract were not immediately released.