The Atlanta Falcons opponent for this Saturday's game made a couple of roster moves today. The Detroit Lions placed cornerback Jacob Lacey on injured reserve with a subluxated knee cap and signed Motown native Ron Bartell to the active roster. Bartell had played for the Oakland Raiders earlier this season after come over to Oakland following seven seasons with the St. Louis Rams.
The Lions also made an addition to the practice squad, bringing in Ross Weaver. The former Michigan St. Spartan has spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys before being signed by the Lions.
The Falcons have already clinched the NFC South and with a win over the Detroit Lions, they'd clinch home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Falcons are coming off their statement win of the season, a 34-0 drubbing of the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants in the Georgia Dome on Sunday.