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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons: Thursday Injury Report, Sean Weatherspoon May Miss Another Week

I'm officially worried about Sean Weatherspoon. The rookie linebacker missed practice for the second straight day this week and hasn't fully participated since injuring his knee in Week 5 at Cleveland. Stephen Nicholas, who'd be a starter on many other teams, will get the nod in Weatherspoon's place if he can't go against the Buccaneers.

Fullback Ovie Mughelli (hamstring) sat out practice again and the chances he suits on Sunday are not looking great. The Falcons don't have another fullback on the roster, having released Dan Klecko in the offseason, so I can only assume that Jason Snelling would fill in when necessary. Though I imagine the Falcons will simply run more two-TE sets to compensate if Mughelli is ruled out.

The rest of the report looks solid with all the usual suspects participating fully and ready to play the best team in the NFC on Sunday.

The full report courtesy of the Falcons' official site:

CB Dunta Robinson (head/knee) FP

TE Justin Peelle (groin)DNP

LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) DNP

DE John Abraham (ankle) FP

LB Curtis Lofton (knee) FP

RB Antone Smith (shoulder) FP

RB Ovie Mughelli (hamstring) DNP

The Buccaneers injury report:

C Jeff Faine (quad) DNP

FB Earnest Graham (hamstring) DNP

DT Gerald McCoy (neck) FP

DE Kyle Moore (shoulder) LP

WR Preston Parker (knee) FP

DT Ryan Sims (knee) DNP

WR Sammie Stroughter (foot) DNP

T Jeremy Trueblood (knee) DNP

TE Kellen Winslow (knee) LP

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.