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Atlanta’s 2013 Free Agents

With a limited amount of cap space, the Atlanta Falcons are going to be forced to make several decisions in keeping their own.

Leading the list of free agents for the Falcons are tackle Sam Baker, tight end Tony Gonzalez, cornerback Brent Grimes, and safety William Moore.

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Julio Jones, Sean Weatherspoon Listed as Questionable

The Atlanta Falcons Piedmont Healthcare Injury Report published on Friday lists Julio Jones and Sean Weatherspon as questionable for Sunday’s game versus the Arizona Cardinals. However, the two players haven’t practiced all week; it’s rare for a player not to practice all week and play in the game.

Also listed as questionable: John Abraham, Michael Turner, and Vance Walker.

Jonathan Babineaux, Harry Douglas, Tony Gonzalez, Stephen Nicholas, and Mike Peterson are all probable.

Kevin Cone and Charles Mitchell are listed as out for Sunday’s contest.

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Weatherspoon Ruled Out Again Sunday

The Atlanta Falcons have ruled linebacker Sean Weatherspoon out for Sunday’s match-up against the New Orleans Saints.

Weatherspoon also missed last Sunday’s game versus the Dallas Cowboys with a low ankle sprain suffered in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Like last week, Mike Peterson will fill Weatherspoon’s role in the base defense, and Akeem Dent will take over in sub-packages.

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Sean Weatherspoon Ruled Out for Sunday Night

Sean Weatherspoon’s presence will be missed Sunday night. (Curtis Compton)

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has been ruled out for Sunday night’s match-up versus the Dallas Cowboys.

Weatherspoon suffered a low ankle sprain while trying to tackle Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in the fourth quarter last Sunday.

Mike Peterson will fill the void left at weakside linebacker when in the base defense, and Akeem Dent will replace Peterson in the nickel.

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Falcons Injury Report: Four Players Ruled Out

The Atlanta Falcons Piedmont Healthcare Injury Report published on Friday lists four Falcons as out for Sunday’s versus the Carolina Panthers: cornerback Chris Owens, fullback Lousaka Polite, running back Antone Smith, and tight end Michael Palmer.

Both Owens (head) and Smith (hamstring) were ruled out for last week’s game against the San Diego Chargers. Palmer suffered his injury during the game and was declared out earlier this week.

Linebacker Mike Peterson (ribs) is listed as questionable. Jonathan Babineaux (groin), Tyson Clabo (hip), Julio Jones (hand), and Stephen Nicholas (thigh) are all listed as probable.

With Polite out, Jason Snelling will be inserted into the fullback role. Tommy Gallarda will take Palmer’s place.

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Linebacker Lofa Tatupu Out For Season

The Falcons have announced middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu is out for the season after suffering a pectoral injury in the weight room last week.

After sitting out last season, Tatupu considered retirement before the Falcons signed him to a two-year, $3.6 million deal in March. He was to compete with Akeem Dent for the open middle linebacker spot vacated by Curtis Lofton.

The Falcons brought back veteran linebacker Mike Peterson to offset the loss of Tatupu.

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Falcons Bring Back Linebacker Mike Peterson

The Falcons have signed veteran linebacker Mike Peterson.

After Lofa Tatupu’s pectoral injury, Peterson was the likely free agent for the Falcons to sign. Like last year, Peterson will be in a reserve role; he will serve as the backup middle linebacker to Akeem Dent.

In 2011, Peterson appeared in 15 games and started five. He notched 27 tackles and an interception. Over his 13-year career, Peterson has amassed 1,611 tackles, 21.5 sacks, 19 interceptions, nine forced fumbles, and nine fumble recoveries.

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