NFL & Atlanta Falcons

Walking Wounded Week 3

POSITION:                                                  BACKUP IN CASE:

Quarterbacks:   - John Skelton will miss a week or two with a low ankle sprain - if you are in a massive league look for Kevin Kolb's availability


Jonathan Stewart (Ankle - missed practice all week) Mike Tolbert

  Status: Inactive! The short turnaround hurt JStews come back from a nagging ankle

Ahmad Bradshaw (Neck - this one will keep him out a while) Andre Brown

  Status:  interesting to see the first rounder take a backseat last week in favor of Brown

Steven Jackson (Groin - absent all week)                  Daryl Richardson

  Status: Active!  When healthy he keeps Richardson on the bench.  "When....." that is

Reshard Mendenhall (ACL - full participant all week) Isaac Redmon (Hip) Jonathan Dwyer

  Status: OUT!  Strange to take 1st team reps for two weeks and then be ruled out

Mikell Leshoure (Knee - strained MCL)                      Kevin Smith

  Status:  No typo here, early reports are that Kevin Smith may take a back seat

Wide Receivers:

Hakeem Nicks (Back - )                                                       Ramses Barden

  Status: Nicks was declared out on Wednesday

Pierre Garcon (Shoulder - practiced in full Thursday)                Aldrick Robinson

  Status: OUT!!  This shoulder injury looks to be a lingering malady.  Deploy Hankerson!

Calvin Johnson (Ankle - missed practice Thursday)                  Titus Young

  Status: He returned to practice and just looks to be resting as the top option

Austin Collie (Concussion - practiced all week)                          Lavon Brazill

  Status: ACTIVE!  Welcome back from his gazilion concussions.  Goodbye Donnie Avery.

Jeremy Maclin (Hip Injury - missed practice early is now limited) Damarius Johnson

  Status: OUT!  With Riley Cooper suffering too, Damarius Johnson and Avant will pick up slack


Tight Ends:

Jermichael Finley (Thigh - practiced in full all week)  D.J. Williams

  Status: Active

Antonio Gates (Ribs - limited in practice Thursday)   Randy McMichael

  Status: TBD!  Late game alert

Dustin Keller (Hamstring - did not practice Thursday) Jeff Cumberland

  Status:   OUT! This year all Keller has contributed is a 7 yard pass.  Ouch

Who's NOT playing today:

Tony Scheffler(Lions) Detroit uses plenty of two tight end sets.  Will Heller? or more Titus?

Kevin Boss (Chiefs) Another Inactive Tight End.  Doubt you owned him unless deep league

Dwight Freeney (Colts) the dreaded high ankle sprain

Erin Henderson (Vikings) - The Vikings lose their middle linebacker.  Lots of running room for Gore!

Rashad Jennings (Jaguars) - another week without MoJo's backup - Montel Owens is your man

Leon Hall (Bengals) - Cincy loses a starting cornerback.  Reassuring news for RG3