Friday, September 20, 2013
Falcons-Dolphins final injury report
By James Walker
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons released their final injury reports in preparation for Sunday’s game.
Here is a look at the game status for each team:
Out: OT Sam Baker (knee, foot), RB Steven Jackson (hamstring)
Questionable: WR Julio Jones (knee), WR Roddy White (ankle), DE Cliff Matthews (neck), CB Asante Samuel (thigh)
Probable: C Peter Konz (knee), LB Akeem Dent (shoulder)
Analysis: The Falcons come to Miami with key injuries. Baker and Jackson are two key cogs on offense, and both will be out. The Dolphins will look to exploit that and make Atlanta one dimensional. Another player not mentioned is Atlanta starting linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (foot), who was put on injured reserve. White also has been playing through a high-ankle sprain and won’t be 100 percent.
Out: DT Paul Soliai (knee), CB Dimitri Patterson (groin)
Questionable: S Chris Clemons (hamstring), QB Pat Devlin (ankle), LB Koa Misi (knee), C Mike Pouncey (ankle), WR Mike Wallace (groin)
Probable: CB Will Davis (toe), LB Dannell Ellerbe (pectoral), OT Nate Garner (shoulder), G John Jerry (knee), QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder), Dion Jordan (shoulder), CB Jamar Taylor (groin), DE Olivier Vernon (thumb), S Jimmy Wilson (groin)
Analysis: The Dolphins have a lot of players listed after back-to-back road games. As expected, they will miss Soliai and Patterson on defense. However, backups like defensive tackle Randy Starks and cornerback Nolan Carroll must step up. Carroll also started in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts for Patterson. Clemons returned to practice on Friday and appears ready to play, despite his questionable status. Pouncey and Wallace also are questionable, but both expect to play.