Quick Hit: Corey Peters Placed On Active/PUP List To Begin Camp

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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.

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Cedric Hopkins runs this sports law/fantasy football blog. If you have issues with it, it's all his fault. Cedric was an athlete-student at the University of New Mexico (Basketball - Go Lobos!). He then morphed into a student-athlete when he attended law school in San Diego. Age replaced athleticism and now he writes appellate briefs for criminals (alleged criminals, of course) in state and federal cases, including writing U.S. Supreme Court briefs.

For years Cedric has researched and written about legal issues but maintained a love for sports. With FieldandCourt.com, he's combining his two passions: researching and writing about sports. When he's not in court arguing a case before a judge (or writing about himself in the third person), he'll be doing the same with his articles on FieldandCourt.com. Follow me, er, him on Twitter (opens in a new window).

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Cedric Hopkins runs this sports law/fantasy football blog. If you have issues with it, it's all his fault. Cedric was an athlete-student at the University of New Mexico (Basketball - Go Lobos!). He then morphed into a student-athlete when he attended law school in San Diego. Age replaced athleticism and now he writes appellate briefs for criminals (alleged criminals, of course) in state and federal cases, including writing U.S. Supreme Court briefs.

For years Cedric has researched and written about legal issues but maintained a love for sports. With FieldandCourt.com, he's combining his two passions: researching and writing about sports. When he's not in court arguing a case before a judge (or writing about himself in the third person), he'll be doing the same with his articles on FieldandCourt.com. Follow me, er, him on Twitter (opens in a new window).