Peterson begins coaching career at Florida

Mike Peterson's coaching career didn't begin this fall. It's his first year as an undergraduate student assistant at Florida, but his time spent as a coach actually started in 2012. For the first year in a long time, Peterson wasn't a contributor. He found himself on the sidelines with the Atlanta Falcons, working more as a mentor. That's the exact role he'll serve for the Gators this fall.
August 13, 2013

Falcons re-sign linebacker Mike Peterson

The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed veteran linebacker Mike Peterson to address their need for depth. The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder played in all but one game of the Falcons, starting five games before being placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury that needed surgery to repair hte damage. Peterson, 36, recorded 27 tackles with one interception and two pass deflections.
July 22, 2012

Falcons outlast Jets in the Big Apple

The weather outside was frightful and so was the play on the field, but Atlanta came up big when it counted and got a late touchdown to beat the Jets in the Meadowlands, 10-7 to keep their slim playoff hopes alive...
December 20, 2009

Falcons' Defense Strides, Stumbles

The Falcons' rebuilt defense is still a work in progress. Atlanta is attempting to replace five starters, so things were expected to be bumpy at the outset. "There are going to be some growing pains," coach Mike Smith said. "There are a lot of new pieces on the defensive side of the ball."
August 17, 2009

Nicholas Trying to Make His Mark

Linebacker Stephen Nicholas is not assuming that he'll replace Michael Boley as the Falcons' starting strong-side linebacker. Nicholas is running with the first unit.
June 5, 2009

News and Notes: Peterson Feels Right at Home

Weak-side linebacker Michael Peterson, 32, thinks he has discovered the fountain of youth. In minicamp and organized team activities, Peterson, who turns 33 in June, is playing next to Curtis Lofton, 22 and Stephen Nicholas, 26.
May 22, 2009