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2012 NFL Playoffs: Falcons Inactives Include Cornerback Brent Grimes

The Atlanta Falcons secondary took a hit after it was announced that cornerback Brent Grimes will be inactive for today's wildcard matchup with the New York Giants.

Grimes also sat out last week's season finale against Tampa Bay and the Falcons defense could have used him as they try to corral a talented set of Giants receivers led by Victor Cruz. Linebacker Stephen Nicholas is also inactive for the Falcons but all other key players are suited and ready to go.

For more on this game head over to The Falcoholic for all things Atlanta Falcons, and for news on the New York Giants head over to Big Blue View. For more news and analysis on the NFL head on over to SB Nation's NFL news hub for everything you need to know about the 2012 playoffs.

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