While the Arizona Cardinals have invested heavily in a number of avenues along the defensive line they were missing one key component.
They brought that back on Monday as the team announced they have re-signed longtime veteran Corey Peters.
From the team:
The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has re-signed defensive lineman Corey Peters to a one-year contract. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Peters (6-3, 305) played in 67 games (66 starts) the past five years with the Cardinals after joining the team as a free agent in 2015 from Atlanta. An 11-year NFL veteran, Peters started the first nine games last season before being placed on injured reserve (knee). A three-time team captain with Arizona, Peters was selected as the Cardinals “Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year” last year. It was the second time he earned that honor after previously being selected as the Atlanta Falcons “Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year” in 2011.
In his career, Peters has played in 138 games (121 starts) and has 292 tackles (193 solo), 19.0 sacks, one interception, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, and nine passes defensed. Peters entered the league with the Falcons as a third-round selection (83rd overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Kentucky.
Peters will wear #98.
Welcome back, Corey!