Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Corey Peters was recognized for his contributions to Kentucky football
One of the more positive free agent signings the Arizona Cardinals have made over recent years, defensive tackle Corey Peters, was honored by the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame as one of its 2019 inductees. The event was held on Friday night.
Peters, who has played the last three seasons with the Cardinals, joined Champ Bailey, David Carter, Joe Johnson, and Lou Michaels as inductees. Peters came over to the Cardinals after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Atlanta Falcons.
Peters has 64 tackles and 3.5 sacks in his three seasons of play in Arizona so far. He has actually been with the Cardinals for four seasons however. His missed the first season he signed with the team due to a season ending Achilles injury in the 2015 preseason.
He may be up for some competition in this year’s training camp set to begin in about five weeks. He is though coming off his best season in the desert with 51 tackles.
Peters played for the Kentucky Wildcats. Over his last two seasons at Kentucky, he tallied 22 tackles for loss, eight of which were quarterback sacks.
Not only did Peters play college football in Kentucky but was also a star high school football player in Louisville. Peters will be entering his 10th NFL season. He just turned 31.
Though Peters should see competition in camp, he should be able to make the final 53-man roster save for any injury. It would be a minor upset if he didn’t come out high on the depth chart.
There are a couple of other defensive tackles on the current Cardinals roster. They include third year tackle Vincent Valentine and rookie Miles Brown.