I wish I could spin you an enthralling yarn about why this Wednesday injury report is getting to you this morning, but all I've got is work and home stuff. So it goes, as Kurt Vonnegut wrote.
Anyways, this report has a lot of names on it, as you can see for yourself here. A lot of the limited practice guys should be ready to go, but the vagaries of injuries may force some of our DNPs out against the Bucs.
I've got you covered with capsules after the jump.
John Abraham, Groin, DNP: At this point, I think we've just got to assume the Falcons are resting Abraham. I didn't hear anything about him re-aggravating his groin injury and he managed to pop Aaron Rodgers last weekend, so I'm assuming an abundance of caution. Look for him to practice in some fashion by Friday.
Curtis Lofton, Knee, LP: He's on the injury report every week. A team of horses with jet engines in their saddles couldn't drag Lofton away from the field.
Michael Jenkins, Quad, LP: The big guy is a cog in the passing machine, but one the Falcons can survive without if need be. Hoping he's healthy for the Bucs, though, especially with their uncertain situation at safety.
William Moore, Thigh, LP: Given Moore's past injury history, the Falcons would be wise to take it easy with him. I doubt he's in danger of missing the game, but Erik Coleman's more than capable of filling in for a week.
Eric Weems, Pectoral, LP: Weems was on the injury report wit this last week. He'll be good come gametime.
Roddy White, Knee, DNP: We may not see Roddy log a full week of practice for the rest of the season. If it helps to keep him fresh for gameday, then that's fine by me. If the Falcons have things sewn up in the division late this season, maybe they can give him a week off.
Jason Snelling, Hamstring, DNP: This worries me. Snelling is a valuable weapon out of the backfield, and Gartrell Johnson is in no way a comparable backup to Michael Turner. Where he left the game and didn't return, I have to believe Snelling's in danger of missing the week ahead. Stay tuned.
Antone Smith, Hamstring, DNP: The would-be Jerious Norwood of the Atlanta Falcons has barely gotten on the field when healthy and doesn't appear likely to return against the Bucs. The Falcons will be a smidgen thin on options at RB, so hopefully Turner's ready for a big workload.