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Falcons place Peters on IR, elevate two

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons officially placed starting defensive tackle Corey Peters on injured reserve Thursday, three days after Peters suffered an Achilles' injury against the San Francisco 49ers.

Peters, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, finished the season with five sacks, including one against the 49ers. He now faces six to eight months of recovery.

The Falcons elevated rookie defensive tackle Adam Replogle from the practice squad to replace Peters on the 53-man roster.

In another roster move, the Falcons elevated rookie safety Sean Baker from the practice squad to take the place of Zeke Motta.

Motta, seventh-round draft pick from Notre Dame, underwent season-ending neck surgery last Sunday. It will take Motta four to six weeks to recover from the surgery.