Polite, Palmer out for Falcons


LANDOVER, Md. -- The Atlanta Falcons will be without starting fullback Lousaka Polite and reserve tight end Michael Palmer in Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.

Polite is sidelined with a hamstring injury and Palmer has been bothered by a shoulder injury. The Falcons can use running back Jason Snelling as a fullback. When Palmer and Polite were injured last week, the Falcons also used offensive linemen Mike Johnson and Joe Hawley at tight end and fullback.

The other inactives for the Falcons are quarterback Dominique Davis, cornerback Terrence Johnson, offensive tackle Lamar Holmes, defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi and defensive end Cliff Matthews.