The Arizona Cardinals have announced their re-signing of nose tackle and run stopping extraordinaire Corey Peters.
From the team:
The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed defensive lineman COREY PETERS to a three-year contract extension that keeps him under contract with the team through the 2020 season. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.
The 29-year-old Peters (6-3, 305) has been with the Cardinals the past three years after joining the team as a free agent in 2015 from Atlanta.
An eight-year veteran, Peters has played in 24 games (23 starts) with the Cardinals, helping Arizona finish with the NFL’s second ranked defense last year, and the ninth ranked run defense.
This year, Arizona is 10th in the league against the run and since the beginning of the 2016 season, the Cardinals have only allowed two 100-yard rushers. Peters has started all nine games played this season and has 25 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed.
In his career, Peters has played in 94 games (78 starts) and has 227 tackles (167 solo), 12.0 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed.
Peters entered the league with the Falcons as a third-round selection (83rd overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Kentucky.
It is a much deserved extension and gives the Cardinals a needed veteran presence moving forward into 2018.
Peters has been one of the best players in the NFL at creating negative plays, despite only being a player on the field for 50% of the snaps on defense.
That's an incredible accomplishment when you realize that Peters also isn't a player used as a pass rusher, but instead, in today's pass happy NFL, is making these plays against the run.
Congratulations to Corey on a much deserved extension.