ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reported earlier today that Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters returned to practice Monday, prompting his removal from the team’s active/Physically-Unable-to-Perform (or training camp PUP) list. Peters is currently recovering from a torn Achilles tendon suffered last December.
After rehabbing all offseason, Peters was placed on the training camp PUP list before the start of camp at the end of July. Peters indicated earlier in July that he had set a target date that he would be able to play Week 1 in the regular season against the New Orleans Saints on September 7. His return to practice today should make that target date a possibility.
Peters is the first of three training camp PUP players that have been eligible to return to practice due to improved health. The other two are wide receiver Drew Davis (foot surgery) and safety Zeke Motta (neck). The list is designated for players that are injured heading into camp too injured to practice. Once players are medically cleared to return to practice, they are removed from the list.