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Inactives: Panthers at Falcons


Falcons starters Matt Ryan, Julio Jones , Mohamed Sanu, Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman all appeared on the injury report over the week, but all will play against the Panthers today at the Georgia Dome.

The declared inactives were safety Dashon Goldson, linebacker Paul Worrilwo, De’Vondre Campbell, guard Mike Person, guard Wes Schweitzer, tight end Joshua Perkis and tackle Courtney Upshaw.

The Carolina Panthers’ Inactives: wide receiver Damiere Byrd, cornerback Teddy Williams, running back Jonathan Stewart, linebacker Jeremy Cash, tackle Michael Oher, defensive end Larry Webster and defensive tackle Vernon Butler.

Falcons Lineup Changes

Sean Weatherspoon will start at weakside linebacker in place of Campbell.

Panthers Lineup Changes

Fozzy Whittaker will start at running back in place of Stewart. Donald Hawkins will start at left tackle in place of Oher.


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