Falcons DT Jerry retires

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Updated: 7/31 6:51 pm

Flowery Branch, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire.

Jerry was coming off his best season. He started 14 games last year and recorded 33 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks.

The 29-year-old Jerry was selected by the Falcons in the first round (24th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He totaled 67 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks over 64 career games with Atlanta.

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