Jerry is replacing Artis Hicks
, who is out with a neck injury and Spitler is starting for Karlos Dansby
due to a knee injury that Dansby has fighting now for two weeks. Guyton starts again for Kevin Burnett
, who is dealing with a back injury.
Quarterback David Garrard
(knee), safety Kelcie McCray
(foot), cornerback Kevyn Scott
(leg), running back Jonas Gray
(knee), offensive tackle Lydon Murtha
(foot), defensive tackle Tony McDaniel
and wide receiver Brian Hartline
(leg) joined Hicks, Dansby and Burnett on the inactive list. Guard Eric Steinbach
, who retired Wednesday, was placed on the reserve/retired list.
For the Falcons, cornerbacks Christopher Owens and Darrin Walls, safety Shann Schillinger, running back Jason Snelling, defensive tackles Elisha Joseph and Corey Peters, offensive tackle Will Svitek and wide receiver Kerry Meier are inactive. They had no changes to the starting lineup for this game.WELCOME BACK, LOU:
Former Dolphins fullback Lousaka Polite was greeted by kicker Dan Carpenter
, punter Brandon Fields
, wide receiver Davone Bess
and linebackers Karlos Dansby and Austin Spitler
, among others, during warm-ups. Polite spent three seasons with the Dolphins (2008-11) and was signed by Atlanta in the offseason.