Grimes, Anderson may miss Pats’ game

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes (20) intercepts a fourth-quarter pass intedned for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Bryant (89) during an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes (20) intercepts a fourth-quarter pass intedned for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Bryant (89) during an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

FLOWERY BRANCH — Defensive end Jamaal Anderson (left knee) and cornerback Brent Grimes (groin) may not play against the New England Patriots at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Dome.

Both players will be game time decisions, according to coach Mike Smith.

Grimes did not practice against the Patriots on Tuesday. Anderson suffered a helmet hit to his left knee in Tuesday’s afternoon practice. He left and did not return. Both participated lightly in the team’s walk-through practice Wednesday morning.

“He left practice yesterday and he’s a little sore today,” said Smith of Anderson. “But everybody is a little sore at this time in camp. We’ll see where he is. There are a number of guys  and we’ll make a decision a couple of hours before the game on whether if they are going to play or not.”

Chauncey Davis will likely get the bulk of Anderson’s snaps. Chevis Jackson and Dominique Franks will get Grimes’ snaps if he’s unable to play.

Last week, 11 players did not dress for the exhibition opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Potentially, we’ll have the same number of guys sitting out for week two that we had for week one,” Smith said.

Players not expected to play include safety William Moore (groin), cornerback Brian Williams (knee), cornerback Dunta Robinson (hamstring) and defensive tackle Peria Jerry (knee).

Wide receiver Harry Douglas is slated to play.

TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 19 — Preseason Week 2 vs. New England 8 p.m.

Friday, August 20 — No Practice.

Saturday, August 21 — 9:30 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. (closed to the public); 3:45 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. (closed to the public).

Sunday, August 22 — 9:35 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (closed to the public)

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SPS

August 18th, 2010
11:56 am

I’m fine with sitting these folks. Get healthy for Sept 12

Dirty Bird Zone

August 18th, 2010
12:02 pm

Get healthy and get ready to beat up on Pittsburgh!

Sly Ty

August 18th, 2010
12:04 pm

Rest them for now, it is only preseason and gives a chance to evaluate younger players.

Saints LSU

August 18th, 2010
12:17 pm

he need to get ready for Drew Brees & co.

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

What a brittle bunch the falcants are!

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

Mave2124

August 18th, 2010
12:24 pm

If the Pats play their starters on offense, it will be good to see how they stack up against Franks, Jackson and Owens. Also, does Spoon start again?

Row3

August 18th, 2010
12:41 pm

I never see Carolina, or Tampa Bay fans coming on this blog talking smack, other than maybe the week of the game. I guess we should look at it as respect from NO.

GEAUX RESPECT!

Bird Dog

August 18th, 2010
12:53 pm

SeenthisB4 just can’t help himself. He finally got to take the paper bag off his head after wearing it for 30+ years…

waynester

August 18th, 2010
12:58 pm

B4 keeps looking for weeds in the Falcons yard when his own is littered with garbage, rusting cars and canine droppings everywhere you step. Last time I checked, the Falcons don’t have any players lost for the season,forcing us to reach for a RB with an ACL tear(Betts), nor do they have any guys on the PUP list(Sharper, Ingram)neither is their star TE fainting like a little girl, rolling around on the locker room floor with seizures, nor is our DC referring to our #1 draft pick as his “whipping boy” due to lack of performance/preparation. Clean up your own cesspool of a yard before griping about the neighbors’……

PMC

August 18th, 2010
1:00 pm

It’s good to get Jackson and Franks in there anyways.

This game doesn’t count for anything so they should get everyone who needs work in the game… except Glass Joe… I mean… William Moore.

PMC

August 18th, 2010
1:02 pm

Here’s hoping Jared Allen and crew will be ready to “Send a Message” to that punk Gregg Williams on September 9th. Don’t be afraid to go high low and after the whistle boys.

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
1:05 pm

The falcants are brittle. Pure and simple. The entire off-season all that the falcants fans ever posted was if they hadn’t had so many injuries last year, they would have beaten the Saints both times and blah, blah, blah. Here’s another story on the possiblity of 11 falcants being out AGAIN for the second pre-season game due to injury. So obviously, if you all were incessantly professing the problem your mediocre team had last year with injuries, if D.O.L. is still writing stories about the number of walking wounded plaguing your team who are being held out, and if you wimpy guys are now sitting back and proclaiming that the current wounded SHOULD be held back to heal for the opener, then it must mean that not much has changed, that the falcants are still heavily prone to injury.

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
1:06 pm

waynester: But we don’t use injuries as an excuse for losing, like the failure falcant fans do.

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
1:08 pm

PMC: Don’t ya worry about the vikings, their defense is going to need a telescope to even get a glimpse of Brees.

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

savfalcon31

August 18th, 2010
1:12 pm

Still think Moore is a waste of a roster spot at this point. I mean the dude’s legs have to be the worst of any 20 something DB in the NFL. Is it the front office not wanting to release him and admit failure or does he have some dirt on someone? Any other player unproven through 2 years would have been shown the door by many other organizations. An especially when DB is our weakest link they should be letting someone else take his place. Anyone else tired of a 2nd round pick just eating up space and cap to be ALWAYS hurt?

Deborah Hall

August 18th, 2010
1:29 pm

I really think that everyone that is hurt, especially starters, should rest, this is just a preseason game and this will give the rookies a chance to get on the field. We want all the guys healthy for the regular season.

sleeze

August 18th, 2010
1:30 pm

Looks like SeenThis B4 is back on. Kindergarten must’ve let out early today.

waynester

August 18th, 2010
1:31 pm

I notice that B4 failed to address any of the facts I posted earlier(what else is new?)but continued to drone on and on about the “brittle birdies”. Check out Pat Y’s NFCSouth blog(the only thing halfway worth reading from the Favre network) about today’s scrimmage with the Texans for an eye-opener about the Saints sorry performance….

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
1:33 pm

Sleeze: ………Never mind. Your handle says it all.

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
1:36 pm

Waynester: I didn’t have to address your facts on your earlier post relevant to the Saints, the look right. Question is: So? We got the Lombardi.

waynester

August 18th, 2010
1:44 pm

It’s not that you don’t HAVE to face facts it’s that you CAN’T. Last season is officially over….

Gatorzone

August 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

Enter your comments here

Gatorzone

August 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

Will William Moore ever see the field?

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
1:51 pm

waynester: Oooh I see what your saying waynester, I need to forget about the championship year. Gotcha! Uh-huh.

Joe Tess Fish House

August 18th, 2010
1:58 pm

How many injurys is this now? What’s with the coaching staff getting theyse guys hurt? Mr Blanks, you need 2 dial it back or their will be no team left by the tiem the season strats!

Grady Jackson *Barber Shop*

August 18th, 2010
2:07 pm

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Nesbitt for Heisman
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Gatorzone

August 18th, 2010
2:10 pm

Mr Blanks? who is that Joe Tess?

Stephen W.

August 18th, 2010
2:12 pm

“Glass Joe”…PMC is crazy! LMAO! We know Anderson and Grimes will rebound and get healthy. Jerious Norwood and William Moore both need to “rise up” and stay off of the injury list.

DawgNDallas

August 18th, 2010
2:51 pm

DOL – I know you’ve been asked this a billion times…but should we start getting concerned about Robinson’s nagging hamstring injury? At first it was just one preseason game, but now it’s two. Do you REALLY think he’ll be ready for the Steelers game? Thanks.

Take Good With Bad

August 18th, 2010
2:53 pm

I tried to tell Falcon Nation about folowing up on comments made by immagrants like sawb4 get off our space go to aint no more blog but D-led didnt letmy comment in who side is you on Led I will defend Falcon Nation.

Drew

August 18th, 2010
3:00 pm

I have to chuckle at Saints fans heckling Atlanta fans. I have never witnessed that before.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 18th, 2010
3:13 pm

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 18th, 2010
3:18 pm

DawgNDallas — No. He’s back at practice. He was running well on the side. You should not be worried about Robinson. But he needs to play on the field with his new teammates. They need to get their timing together.

hiramsaint

August 18th, 2010
3:18 pm

it would be sort of embarassing for them to get repeatedly torched by brady & crew. same tactic as last year when the mysterious 2 week majically healing phantom turf toe took matty slush out right before vick returned home to annihilate the falcons

Larry

August 18th, 2010
3:22 pm

Falcons Fans,

Have any of you ever been to New Orleans? I have, maybe 30+ times for various meetings and conventions. So, let me tell you, other than some really good restaurants here and there, these people have absolutely nothing to look forward to or be proud of living in this smelly, degenerate cesspool of a city other than good food and the Saints.

So, let them enjoy their Saints now, as after this season they only thing they’ll have left to brag about is the food! They truly deserve our pity!

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
3:29 pm

I’m a retard in case you haven’t already noticed that. I love the Falcons. I’m just jealous.

waynester

August 18th, 2010
3:37 pm

Larry
I, too have spent way more time than anyone should have to over there and couldn’t agree more. NO hasn’t been a vital American city since the civil war era.
B4
Obviously you have no idea what I’m saying as I’m talking about today’s reality not yesterday’s fleeting glory–seems I know more about your team than you, hiram and tess put together–otherwise you wouldn’t be on here showing your ignorance about which team is in worse shape injury-wise. Read a newspaper instead of a blog occasionally…..

y2m

August 18th, 2010
3:37 pm

Can someone tell me why Saints fans are posting on a Falcons blog? Do you fear what the Falcons will do this year? What’s the deal? I can understand if the comments were somewhat intelligent which would render some kind of respect as fellow NFC Southers, but purposely going on a blog each day just to post playground ridicules is absurd.

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
3:49 pm

Larry: I have not been to atlanta anywhere near as often as you have been to New Orleans, but the best thing about atlanta, was leaving atlanta. Nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. As for as New Orleans being a smelly, degenerate cesspool of a city, atlanta is no piece of heaven either. I know it, and you know it. Assumming you even live in atlanta, which you probably don’t, you really have not much to brag about, because in atlanta, even the food is mediocre.

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
3:59 pm

waynester: I don’t question how much knowledge you have at your command about the Saints, frankly, I really don’t care if you are their contracted historian. The fact is, that you and your buddies want to constantly remind us about the paper bags but you turn around and want us to forget about the current championship year. If that’s not talking out of both sides of your mouth, then what is? Nawh, the truth is, that you can’t sell it. The truth is, that you can’t get your head around the fact that the Saints are the Champs. The truth is, that the championship is pretty diffcult to “put down”, especially since it is something all of you are after. So, you go after the paper bags and try to dismiss the championship. LOL! Uh-huh. Yeah, that’s pretty weak,…and brittle. Just like the failure falcants, weak and brittle.

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

waynester

August 18th, 2010
4:16 pm

Just keep avoiding what I’m saying(nothing about bags) and conveniently forgetting that I’ve already congratulated you over last year–virtually everything you post on here is an example of “the pot calling the kettle black”
Inconvenient facts that you will continue to ignore:
Players out for the year NO 1 ATL 0
Players on PUP list NO 2 ATL 0
Players fainting NO 1 ATL 0
#1 picks in coaches’ doghouse NO 1 ATL 0
You just got 2 receivers back off IR–we just got 1 back.
These are provable facts.
This is opinion: Shockey is too stupid to hydrate in the La. heat/ staff is incompetent managing players in La. heat–take your pick….

SeenThisB4

August 18th, 2010
4:27 pm

All of your facts, and they are accurate, are trumped by this fact:

Lombardi Trophy: NO 1 ATL 0.

I’m out, see you all tomorrow, and remember, don’t feed the trolls!

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

Saints Idiot,

August 18th, 2010
4:41 pm

has lost his argument when he resorts to the trophy, trump card.
It`s the only card he has to play and he knows it.

Game, set, match!
B4 goes down in flames..again.

Falcon Freddy

August 18th, 2010
4:41 pm

Can you imagine a second round pick not being able to play in back to back preseasons.
I think i just layed a bad egg (William Moore).

FF

Clay

August 18th, 2010
4:51 pm

Everyone needs to relax. The coaches are handling this fine. You keep the guys that were injured last year out because you dont want them to get hurt again and loose them for another year. They will all be ready to play on Sept 12th.

IN TD WE TRUST.

JONESBORO SLIM

August 18th, 2010
4:54 pm

Everyone on this blog “READ-UP” the real reason why Saints fans are on our blog…. they are afraid of the Falcons…..we play them very tough….Carolina, Tampa are not up to speed to beat them…but the Falcons are a different story and they (saints fans) know that….B4 why don’t you go to the Eagles or Giants or Vikings blog…..the reason why you won’t…. you’re afraid….they would come down on you like a future hurricane….go there B4…and come back and let us all know what blog you went to talking “smack” so we can all go there our selves to see the response…….

Sonny Sundown

August 18th, 2010
4:57 pm

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Sonny Sundown

August 18th, 2010
4:58 pm

I agree with you Jonesboro……

hiramsaint

August 18th, 2010
5:00 pm

so on bus. trips and conventions you can tell that much about a city? no you can’t! i , on the other hand , have lived in both. 24 in n.o. and 21 in atlanta. both are not the best place in the world but the food is better in n.o. unless you just love chicken and waffles. the racism and bigotry is way more prevalent in atl than anything i ever saw in n.o. -i stay out of downtown atl as much as possible but when i do go it , too , has it’s own unique smell so all those comments are common in both cities and are no basis for an argument. oh yeah… our city has a lombardi and i’ve never seen the first sign of one in atl.