Friday, September 16, 2011
Checking the injuries that matter most
By Pat Yasinskas
The injury reports for Sunday are officially out, so let’s take a look at the key injuries around the NFC South.
The Atlanta Falcons have said that defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee) and center Todd McClure (knee) will be out Sunday. Defensive tackle Corey Peters, who missed last week with a knee injury, is listed as probable and likely will start with Peria Jerry at defensive tackle. Cornerback Christopher Owens is listed as questionable, which could mean more playing time for Kelvin Hayden.
The Buccaneers have declared reserve defensive back Myron Lewis (ankle) and receiver Sammie Stroughter (foot) out for Sunday. Reserve offensive tackle James Lee (knee) is questionable and did not practice Friday.
The Carolina Panthers are listing right tackle Jeff Otah (concussion) as questionable. That means rookie Byron Bell likely will get the start in his place.
New Orleans cornerback Tracy Porter (calf) is listed as questionable and did not practice Friday. Safety Roman Harper (ankle) and receiver Lance Moore (groin) also are questionable, but they did participate on a limited basis in Friday’s practice. If Porter can’t play, Patrick Robinson likely would start in his place.