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Falcons Vs. Rams Injury Update: John Abraham Out, Sean Weatherspoon In

BREAKING NEWS: : Sean Weatherspoon is ACTIVE for today’s game vs. the Rams. #atlstl10less than a minute ago via Seesmic Desktop

Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will see his first action since Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns when he suits up for the St. Louis Rams game. He will send Stephen Nicholas to the bench and pair with fellow linebackers, Curtis Lofton and Mike Peterson in an attempt to stymie Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Steven Jackson.

BREAKING NEWS: John Abraham is INACTIVE for today’s game vs. the Rams #atlstl10less than a minute ago via Seesmic Desktop

Defensive End John Abraham will not play in this one. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Lawrence Sidbury. Abraham not playing is a bit of surprise and a huge hit to the defense of the Falcons. He has eight sacks this season and relieves some of the pressure off a secondary that is near the bottom of the league.

The Falcons will need to stay focused on this game and not be peeking ahead to the Green Bay Packers next week. The Packers put away the Minnesota Vikings earlier today and next week’s showdown could be for homefield advantage in the playoffs.

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