Tag:Peria Jerry
Posted on: August 27, 2010 1:21 pm

Big night for the Jerry brothers

Posted by Andy Benoit

Falcons 2009 first-round pick Peria Jerry is essentially still waiting to launch his NFL career. Jerry suffered a serious knee injury in his second game last season. His long, arduous recovery will finally culminate with a return to the field Friday night against the Dolphins.

Lining up across from Jerry will be his younger brother, John, Miami’s third-round rookie. The two played together at South Panola High (Mississippi) and at Ole Miss, and plenty of on-field battles have occurred over the years.

"We always went one-on-one, so it’s nothing new," John told Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "It’s just going to be a ballgame. He doesn’t have on the same color I have on, and I don’t have on the same color he has on, so it’s going to be a war. I’m pretty sure he looks at it the same way.”

It’s a big game for both Jerry brothers. Peria is testing his knee and being counted on to spearhead the interior of Atlanta’s offensive line. John is trying to prove that he deserves the starting job coaches have force-fed him.

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Posted on: August 3, 2010 5:35 pm

Falcons suffer a major blow for Week 1

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux will be suspended one game for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Babineaux was arrested during a December traffic stop and charged with three misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession. (The original charges of felony possession with intent to deliver were reduced.)J. Babineaux (US Presswire)

Babineaux recently pleaded no contest to the misdemeanors. Now, he’ll miss the Week 1 contest against Pittsburgh.

Babineaux is one of the underrated one-gap penetrators in the NFL. The Falcons have iffy depth behind the sixth-year pro.  Peria Jerry is coming off a knee injury. Trey Lewis tore his ACL in 2007 and has not been the same since. Third-round rookie Corey Peters will be playing his first meaningful pro game. Thomas Johnson is healthy and somewhat experienced, but he struggles getting off blocks.

--Andy Benoit 

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