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Falcons to work out DT Landri

September 13th, 2011

Adam Caplan, formerly of FOX Sports reports that the Falcons are expected to work out free agent defensive tackle Derek Landri tomorrow. Landri could add key depth at the Falcons defensive tackle position due to an injury to starter Corey Peters, who suffered a knee injury four weeks ago. Landri was cut last week by the Philadelphia Eagles in their final roster cuts, despite having a strong summer.

Landri most recently played with the Carolina Panthers in 2010, where he started every game and recorded 43 tackles and 3 sacks. Prior to that, he spent three years as a reserve with the Jacksonville Jaguars, combining for 38 tackles and 3 sacks in 35 games. As a rookie in 2007, he played under Falcons head coach Mike Smith, who was then the Jaguars defensive coordinator. Landri was originally a 5th round draft choice out of Notre Dame.

UPDATE: The fact that the Falcons are working out Landri likely has to do with the partial MCL tear that Jonathan Babineaux suffered against the Bears in Week 1.

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