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Falcons DT Peters hurts knee, ruled out of Jaguars game

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters will not play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday after suffering a left knee injury during Sunday's practice, but will not need surgery, coach Mike Smithtold *The* *Atlanta Journal-Constitution*.

Peters, who started 15 games as a rookie last season, hurt his knee during one-on-one pass-rushing drills. Peria Jerry, the team's first-round pick in 2009, will likely take over for Peters.

The Falcons also signed defensive tackle Carlton Powell, according to TheJournal-Constitution. The Virginia Tech product was a fifth-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2008, but was injured during his rookie year. He's also spent some time with the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets, as well as the Florida Tuskers of the UFL.

"I just have to get in this playbook as quick as I can," Powell said. "(And) then get around the guys and get some knowledge from them."

"He might get a lot of snaps this week," Smith said of Powell.

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