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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sebastian Vollmer active for Patriots

By Mike Reiss

ATLANTA -- Starting New England Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is active for tonight's game against the Atlanta Falcons, one week after missing the second half of the team's 23-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a foot injury.

The Boston Herald reported that Vollmer has a sprained foot. Vollmer was questionable on the team's final injury report and had missed practices on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Patriots' inactive players tonight:

Patriots inactives
LB Steve Beauharnais
DE Jake Bequette
RB Leon Washington
G Chris Barker
TE Rob Gronkowski
WR Danny Amendola
WR Matthew Slater

NOTES: Veteran tackle/guard Will Svitek is active for the first time this season. ... Washington (thigh) has missed three of the first four games of the season. ... Rookie defensive tackle Chris Jones (No. 94) is active for the first time this season. 

Falcons inactives
CB Asante Samuel
S Kemal Ishmael
LB Jamar Chaney
RB Steven Jackson
OL Harland Gunn
OT Ryan Schraeder
DT Travian Robertson

NOTES: Samuel had been on the field testing his injured thigh earlier in the day. He looked like a game-time decision. ... Starting left tackle Sam Baker is active, which is notable as he didn't play last week.