The Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters is out with a foot injury. And with Peters on the sideline, Atlanta's defense is looking a bit shaky.
First they allow their No. 1 tackler—Curtis Lofton—to walk in free agency. To fill that void, Falcons brass brought in three-time Pro-Bowler Lafu Tatupu. Tatupu suffered what may be a career-ending torn pectoral muscle. And now their 2011 breakout defensive lineman will be out of training camp for the next several weeks.
The Falcons have yet to divulge the details of Peters' injury, but with the length of time that he's been unable to participate in team activities, it doesn't take a crystal ball to know it's a fractured foot. Peters has been nursing his bum-hoof since late May.
Atlanta has brought in defensive tackle Elisha Joseph to work with the team while Peters is out. Joseph will most likely be released and not make the final 53-man roster. He spent time last season on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad.