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Sunday, October 9, 2011
John Abraham out for Falcons

By Pat Yasinskas

ATLANTA – There’s some pretty major pregame news from the Falcons. Defensive end John Abraham will not play in Sunday night’s game with Green Bay.

Abraham has been declared inactive. He was added to the injury report Friday with a hip injury. With Abraham out, the Falcons likely will look to Kroy Biermann and Lawrence Sidbury to share time at his spot.

The other inactives for the Falcons are cornerback Darrin Walls, running back Antone Smith, center Todd McClure, offensive lineman Mike Johnson, defensive tackle Carlton Powell and defensive end Cliff Matthews.

Joe Hawley is expected to start in place of McClure, who has a knee injury.