The Atlanta Falcons will be without center Todd McClure again for their critical game against the Green Bay Packers. The longtime anchor had battled back from an early injury to play against the Buccaneers and Seahawks, but a knee injury will keep him out for another week. Rookie defense end Cliff Matthews is also out, which could be a bigger deal if John Abraham isn't able to go.
The good news is Roddy White was a full practice participant, meaning he's almost certain to go on Sunday.
The Pack will be without starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga, a setback considering defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux will return for Atlanta. The two wouldn't have been paired against each other anyway, but any adjustments for Green Bay could cause challenges. Then again, the Packers won the Super Bowl last year with about six healthy players, so.
PLAYER 10/5/11 10/6/11 10/7/11 LB Stephen Nicholas (calf) LP LP FP_P DT Jonathan Babineaux (knee) LP LP LP-Q C Todd McClure (knee) DNP DNP DNP-O WR Roddy White (thigh) DNP LP FP-P RB Jason Snelling (concussion) LP FP FP-P S William Moore (neck) LP LP FP-P CB Chris Owens (ankle) LP FP FP-P DE Cliff Matthews (knee) DNP DNP DNP-O TE Michael Palmer (ankle) DNP LP FP-P DE John Abraham (hip) LP-Q
GREEN BAY PACKERS
PLAYER 10/5/11 10/6/11 10/7/11 T Bryan Bulaga (knee) DNP DNP DNP-O T Chad Clifton (knee) LP FP DNP-P S Nick Collins (neck) DNP DNP DNP-O WR Donald Driver (shin) DNP FP LP-P RB Ryan Grant (kidney) FP FP FP-P LB Brad Jones (hamstring) LP LP DNP-Q LB Jamari Lattimore (shoulder) LP LP LP-P CB Pat Lee (back) LP LP LP-P LB Clay Matthews (quadricep) DNP DNP DNP-P DE Mike Neal (knee) DNP DNP DNP-O TE Andrew Quarless (knee) DNP DNP DNP-D TE Ryan Taylor (shoulder) LP FP FP-P CB Tramon Williams (shoulder) LP LP LP-P CB Charles Woodson (foot/knee) DNP DNP LP-P LB Frank Zombo (shoulder) LP LP LP-O
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