Today was an important day for the Atlanta Falcons 2012 season. It marked the beginning of training camp, that wonderful time when the Falcons as a team are doing everything in their power to improve and to accumulate as many victories in the 2012 regular season. It is a very important time, and the Falcons are taking every opportunity to improve the team.
It also presents Falcons fans to get up to Flowery Branch to see the team in very close quarters, for free. You can find a link to all of the Falcons training camp practices here, especially the ones that are open to the public.
The biggest part of news for the day though is that Corey Peters will miss a further three weeks with a foot injury. He missed minicamp, and now will miss a lot of raining camp while he is on the Physically Unable to Perform list (PUP). That means that Peria Jerry, the third defensive tackle behind Corey Peters and Jonathan Babineaux. Jerry has his one final season in which to become an impactful player in this Falcons defense. I have no doubt Peters will be ready and healthy by the time the season starts and for the last couple weeks of training camp, and can be a important for the Falcons. I sincerely hope, however, that Jerry really steps up. We need this former first rounder from 2009 to prove he is even worth some pick from that draft and that he is not a complete bust. His health will be a large part of that.