FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons have gone ahead and made the switch at strong safety, at least according to the depth chart they released for the Philadelphia game.
William Moore is listed as the starter at strong safety and Erik Coleman, who’s coming back from a knee jury as the backup.
Moore, the 2009 second round pick out of Missouri, took over for Coleman after he was hurt in the Pittsburgh game.
Coach Mike Smith has repeatedly said that he doesn’t have a rule about a player not losing his starting spot because of injury.
Coleman has been available the last two games. He didn’t play against San Francisco, but saw some action against Cleveland. On the
pre-game flip card for the Cleveland game, Coleman was still listed as the starter.
Moore missed most of his rookie season with a hamstring injury. Since busting into the starting lineup, he has 26 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Also, wide receiver Harry Douglas was listed as the starter on the pre-game card for the last two games. But with Michael Jenkins coming back this week, Jenkins was listed as the starter on the depth chart for this week’s game against Philadelphia.
Here’s a look at the team’s depth chart:
WR 12 Michael Jenkins 83 Harry Douglas 14 Eric Weems
LT 72 Sam Baker 74 Will Svitek
LG 63 Justin Blalock 79 Mike Johnson
C 62 Todd McClure 61 Joe Hawley
RG 73 Harvey Dahl 79 Mike Johnson
RT 77 Tyson Clabo 75 Garrett Reynolds
TE 88 Tony Gonzalez 87 Justin Peelle 81 Michael Palmer
WR 84 Roddy White 86 Brian Finneran
QB 2 Matt Ryan 8 Chris Redman 4 John Parker Wilson
RB 33 Michael Turner 44 Jason Snelling 35 Antone Smith 27 Gartrell Johnson
FB 34 Ovie Mughelli
RE 55 John Abraham 90 Lawrence Sidbury
DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux 91 Corey Peters 97 Trey Lewis
DT 94 Peria Jerry 99 Vance Walker
LE 71 Kroy Biermann 98 Jamaal Anderson 92 Chauncey Davis
OLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon 54 Stephen Nicholas
MLB 50 Curtis Lofton 52 Coy Wire
OLB 53 Mike Peterson 59 Spencer Adkins
RCB 23 Dunta Robinson 21 Christopher Owens 24 Dominique Franks
LCB 20 Brent Grimes 29 Brian Williams
S 25 William Moore 26 Erik Coleman
S 28 Thomas DeCoud 39 Shann Schillinger
K 3 Matt Bryant
KO 9 Michael Koenen 3 Matt Bryant
P 9 Michael Koenen
KR 14 Eric Weems 24 Dominique Franks
PR 14 Eric Weems 83 Harry Douglas
LS 82 Joe Zelenka
H 9 Michael Koenen