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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Falcons make roster moves

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

After putting linebacker Mike Peterson and cornerback Kelvin Hayden on injured reserve Tuesday night, the Atlanta Falcons filled their roster spots Wednesday.

The Falcons have signed receiver Kevin Cone and linebacker Robert James. They also added linebacker Matt Hansen to their practice squad.

With linebacker Stephen Nicholas also injured, the Falcons are expected to start Spencer Adkins in Sunday’s regular-season finale against Tampa Bay. But James has a chance to be active and get some playing time on special teams. With wide receiver Kerry Meier also injured, Cone also has a chance to be active.