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Peterson, Falcons ink deal

Updated: March 10, 2009, 7:03 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons took the first step toward revamping their linebacker corps on Tuesday morning, signing unrestricted free agent Mike Peterson.

Peterson 32, will sign a two-year contract worth approximately $6.5 million, league sources confirmed. Peterson visited with team officials and coaches on Monday and Tuesday.

The contract reunites Peterson, a 10-year veteran, with Atlanta coach Mike Smith, who served as Peterson's defensive coordinator with the Jacksonville ...

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