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Falcons re-sign Peria Jerry

Defensive tackle brought back. Aaron Wilson

Print This March 19, 2014, 06:06 PM EST

The Atlanta Falcons are hanging on to a former first-round draft pick of theirs.

The Falcons have re-signed defensive tackle Peria Jerry, the organization's 24th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft. Jerry has been with the Falcons since and has been a regular in the lineup.

In five seasons, Jerry, 29, has recorded 67 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He played college football at the University of Mississippi.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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