Mar 4 2014, 7:38pm CST | by Poch de la Rosa
According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Peters signed a one-year deal:
"Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters signed a one-year deal on Tuesday, according to the team.
"Peters was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Monday. He suffered a torn Achilles late last season and elected to stay put for a year and test the market next season.
"Peters, 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, appeared primed to help put some teeth back into the run defense over last offseason."
Financial terms of his new one-year deal were not disclosed.
On the other hand, Jay Adams of the Falcons' official website reports Snelling has officially decided to hang up his cleats after seven NFL seasons. Snelling told Adams he wants to spend more time with his family.
"I have decided to retire after seven years in the NFL to spend time with my family. I want to thank (Falcons owner) Mr. (Arthur) Blank, (Falcons general manager) Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith for providing me the opportunity to play for the Atlanta Falcons.
"The Falcons are a first-class organization run by a first-class owner and I am grateful that I got to spend my entire career in Atlanta."
Smith was all praises for Snelling in Adams' report.
"Jason was a good teammate and a joy to coach. He played a number of roles for our team during his time here and was ready when his number was called. We want to thank Jason for his contributions to our team and we wish him the best in his future endeavors."
Snelling amassed 213 rushing yards on 44 carries for one touchdown last season. He also contributed to the passing game with 29 catches for 216 receiving yards and three touchdowns, notes ESPN's Vaughn McClure.
For his career, Snelling, Atlanta's seventh-round selection in 2007, has 1,420 yards on 363 carries and eight touchdowns. He wound up with more career touchdowns as a backfield receiver with nine, McClure adds.
The ESPN report also notes the financial implications of Snelling's retirement.
"Snelling was entering the last year of his contract with a cap value of $1,733,334 in 2014. Once he is officially placed on the reserved/retired list, the Falcons save $1.375 million, which was his cash value for 2014."
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