Peria Jerry

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jerry signs 5-year deal with Falcons

Atlanta Falcons first round draft pick Peria Jerry of Batesville signed a five-year contract with the Falcons on Thursday. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The Falcons started training camp on Saturday. According to a press release from the Associated Press, Jerry was expected to land a starting job left by free agent Grady Jackson.

The Falcons will play a preseason game at Detroit on August 15, at St. Louis on August 21, play San Diego in Atlanta on August 29 and host Baltimore on September 3.

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The Falcons open the regular season at home on Sunday, September 13, hosting Miami.