First the good news. Dunta Robinson, John Abraham, and Curtis Lofton are all 100% and ready to go against the best team in the NFC. When 36 percent of your defense starts the week on the injury report, a little bit of worry can take hold but now only nine percent is missing.
Which leads us to Sean Weatherspoon. He missed practice again on Friday and is headed towards a month of not being healthy. He's listed as questionable but I'd say the chances he suits up are far less than 50 percent. Stephen Nicholas lost his starting job in the offseason to Weatherspoon but at this rate, he'll end up starting more games then the rookie.
And finally, the encouraging news. Ovie Mughelli practiced for the first time this week, albeit in a limited capacity. The Falcons have a chance to really run the ball weel this Sunday and Mughelli would help that cause. If he ends up a late scratch, Jason Snelling would get the nod at fullback.
Enjoy the full report:
CB Dunta Robinson (head/knee) FP-P
TE Justin Peelle (groin) DNP-O
LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) DNP-Q
DE John Abraham (ankle) FP-P
LB Curtis Lofton (knee) FP-P
RB Antone Smith (shoulder) FP-P
RB Ovie Mughelli (hamstring) LP-Q
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury report:
C Jeff Faine (quad) DNP-O
FB Earnest Graham (hamstring) DNP-O
DT Gerald McCoy (neck) FP-P
DE Kyle Moore (shoulder) FP-P
WR Preston Parker (knee) FP-P
DT Ryan Sims (knee) DNP-O
WR Sammie Stroughter (foot) DNP-Q
T Jeremy Trueblood (knee) DNP-O
TE Kellen Winslow (knee) FP-P