Cardinals bringing back veteran nose tackle Corey Peters

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Corey Peters
(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Corey Peters /

After letting him explore his options throughout the offseason, the Arizona Cardinals have re-signed veteran nose tackle, Corey Peters, to a one-year deal. 

A 10-year veteran, Corey Peters has spent the last five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, but he was a free agent this offseason. During his time in the valley, he has been a stalwart member of the Cardinals defensive line, as well as a vital locker room presence, and a three-time team captain.

During his time with Arizona, Peters has accumulated 146 tackles and eight sacks. Most of his production comes as a valuable part of the team’s run defense.

Peters missed the final seven games of the 2020 season after suffering a knee injury in the Cardinals’ Week 10 win over the Buffalo Bills. At the conclusion of the season, he was allowed to explore free agency and multiple teams, including Buffalo, were reportedly interested in the veteran nose tackle.

Re-signing Corey Peters improves the depth of the defensive line for the Arizona Cardinals

The signing of Peters comes after Jordan Phillips suffered a minor injury during training camp. Phillips is not currently expected to miss time during the regular season, but the quick signing of Peters might point to something more serious.

Peters’ veteran experience will be welcome in the defensive line room alongside Phillips and J.J. Watt. Arizona is surely hoping their leadership will rub off on younger players like Zach Allen, Rashard Lawrence, and Leki Fotu.

There are now nine defensive linemen on the Cardinals’ roster, a fair amount for a team that runs a 3-4 scheme.

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With Peters back in the mix, Cam Murray and David Parry look more likely as cut options when the team is forced to trim down to a 53-man roster for the 2021 regular season.