NFC South: Antoine Harris

Inactives for the Falcons

November, 2, 2009
11/02/09
7:35
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

NEW ORLEANS -- Just got the complete list of tonight’s inactives for the Falcons. As we already reported, running backs Jerious Norwood and Jason Snelling and defensive tackle Thomas Johnson are out.

The rest of the inactives are safety Antoine Harris, linebacker Spencer Adkins, tackle Garrett Reynolds and guard Quinn Ojinnaka. John Parker Wilson has been designated as the third quarterback.

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas


Told you I’d be back once the Falcons sent out their injury report. They just did and there’s nothing definitive on fullback Ovie Mughelli, who hasn’t practiced all week due to a calf injury.

The Falcons are listing Mughelli as questionable. Since he hasn’t practiced, I’m thinking there’s a good chance Mughelli won’t play against the Bears. If he doesn’t, the Falcons are likely to split his duties between Verron Haynes and Jason Snelling, who is a tailback, but can play some fullback.

The Falcons have declared safety Antoine Harris out for Sunday. Cornerback Brian Williams didn’t practice Friday and is listed as questionable, but Mike Smith said he didn’t expect this injury to be an issue. Kicker Jason Elam and receiver Marty Booker are both listed as probable.

Atlanta's inactives

October, 11, 2009
10/11/09
3:00
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas


SAN FRANCISCO -- Just got the inactives for the Falcons and there are no surprises.

Cornerback Tye Hill, fullback Verron Haynes, safety Antoine Harris, linebacker Spencer Adkins, offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka, offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds and defensive tackle Vance Walker are inactive. John Parker Wilson is the third quarterback.

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas


Time for a quick check on the significant injuries throughout the NFC South.

Carolina fullback Brad Hoover returned to practice after a back injury. But rookie running back Mike Goodson (concussion) sat out.

The Falcons are pretty healthy coming out of their bye. Fullback Ovie Mughelli (hamstring) and kicker Jason Elam (hamstring) were limited in practice and reserve safety Antoine Harris (knee) sat out.

Tampa Bay running back Derrick Ward (knee) returned to practice while fellow running back Earnest Graham (hamstring) sat out. But don’t go starting Ward on your fantasy team. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson said he wants Cadillac Williams to be the “full-time guy."

The Saints are in their bye week and not practicing. They don’t have to give an injury report, but running back Mike Bell says he’ll be ready to return to work next week.

Posted by ESPN.com staff

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints

  • Kevin Houser, who was released on Monday, is part of a group of players trying to get back money invested in a motion picture studio.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • St. Petersburg Times columnist John Romano is "accusing" the Glazers. "Accused of not investing enough in their football team. Accused of not keeping up with the competition. Accused, essentially, of not caring about Buccaneer victories and losses as much as you do."
  • Luke McCown is looking forward to his chance to be the Bucs' starting quarterback.

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Time for a quick trip around the NFC South. This time, we're taking a look at a potential new starter for each team. In the case of the Falcons, we're bending the rules slightly.

Carolina Panthers

After spending the last two years in Carolina, defensive tackle Damione Lewis maybe be stepping into a starting role. Lewis could be one of the keys to Carolina's season. He didn't work out as a first-round pick in St. Louis, but played well as a backup for the Panthers. With Kris Jenkins gone, Lewis finally might be in the perfect situation. The Panthers want more speed on the defensive line and speed is Lewis' strength.

New Orleans Saints

Free safety Kevin Kaesviharn wasn't able to claim a starting job after signing with the Saints last year, but he seems destined for the starting lineup this year.

Atlanta Falcons

It's not quite a starting position, but nickel backs play almost as much as starters and the Falcons are looking to fill this role. With Von Hutchins lost for the season with a foot injury, rookie Chevis Jackson, Antoine Harris and Blue Adams are getting work at nickel back.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Defensive end Gaines Adams started some as a rookie. But the Bucs are counting on him to be a full-time starter this year. Adams said a change in diet has him ready for big things.

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