All signs pointed to Samuel playing despite being limited in practice last week. He missed the last game against the New England Patriots and the season opener against the New Orleans Saints.
Also active for the Falcons is linebacker Paul Worrilow, who suffered a knee injury in the last game. He could see most of his work on special teams. The Falcons are thin at linebacker with Akeem Dent (ankle) inactive and Sean Weatherspoon (foot) out until Week 11. Omar Gaither is slated to start at middle linebacker, while fellow newcomer Jamar Chaney was activated to give more depth at linebacker.