One of last offseason's free agent grabs was defensive lineman Corey Peters. He was set to be the team's starting nose tackle and was lost for the season with a torn Achilles in training camp. It was the second torn Achilles in his career, as he had torn the other one while playing for the Atlanta Falcons.
Speaking to NBC Sports 1060's Ed Cole at an event at Pioneer Preparatory School, a school that had its playground burnt down, Peters said he is "feeling great" right now and he is "looking forward to next season."
Going down in training camp, he was never able to show his teammates what he can do. "That was probably the toughest part." As you can expect, he wants to get to next season. "Training camp can't come soon enough for me," he said.
He doesn't feel he has anything necessarily to prove. He feels he has been in the NFL long enough that he is a bit of a known commodity. But he does want to play, especially on the defense they have. He sees "a lot of aggression, a lot of guys flying around on the field."
"I can't wait to be a part of it."
At age 27, he will add some skill and some youth and experience all at once to a line with older veterans Frostee Rucker and Calais Campbell and younger players like Rodney Gunter, Ed Stinson and Josh Mauro.
His return will likely be an underrated addition to the line this season.