Falcons safety Erik Coleman, who has missed the last two games after straining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in the season-opener against Pittsburgh, fully participated in practice on Friday.
Rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) and cornerback Brent Grimes (personal reasons) did not practice. Wide receiver Michael Jenkins was limited in practice.
William Moore, the team’s second round pick in the 2009 NFL draft, has started at strong safety in place of Coleman in victories over Arizona and New Orleans.
“William has done a very good job in his role as the starting safety the last two ballgames,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said.
Smith doesn’t have a rule about a starter not losing his position because of an injury.
“You’ve got to be very fluid and be able to evaluate each and every week,” Smith said.
If Weatherspoon is unable to play, his snaps will be taken by Stephen Nicholas, who started last season. Weatherspoon, the team’s first round draft pick in 2010, is tied for the team lead in tackles with 27.
Grimes is probable. Coleman, Weatherspoon and Jenkins are all listed as questionable.