Falcons inactives: Franks, G. Johnson, Weatherspoon, Reynolds, M. Johnson, Sidbury, Lewis, Wilson (3rd QB) #atlphi10
Stephen Nicholas will get his second start this season for the injured rookie Sean Weatherspoon. In Week 4, Nicholas rolled up 13 tackles against the San Francisco 49ers.
Weatherspoon is fifth among rookies with 29 tackles and has been an energy bolt for this defense that has allowed only 14.0 points per game.
The only other inactive of consequence is Lawrence Sidbury. He is John Abraham’s primary backup so his absence means that Abraham’s back is good to go for today’s game against the Eagles.