Falcons DT Peria Jerry retiring

Defensive lineman retiring Aaron Wilson

Print This July 31, 2014, 02:49 PM EST

Former Atlanta Falcons first-round defensive tackle Peria Jerry is retiring after five NFL seasons.

Jerry was drafted 24th overall in 2009.

Jerry injured his knee in the second game of his rookie season.

For his career, Jerry has recorded 79 tackles, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

NFP's Introduction to Scouting Class is now registering for our Winter sessions! Save $200 if you register before December 1st! REGISTER NOW!

Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.

NFP Inside Content. All Season.