FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson remains under the league’s concussion protocol, but is being listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Georgia Dome.
Robinson could still be cleared by an independent doctor later today or Saturday. By putting a questionable tag on him, the Falcons are holding out hope that Robinson will be cleared to face the Bengals and their two celebrity receivers, Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco.
Also, running back Antone Smith (shoulder) is listed as questionable for the game.
Tight end Justin Peelle (sports hernia surgery) and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (right knee sprain) will not play on Sunday.
If Robinson, who was fined $50,000 for a hit on Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson, is not cleared, second-year man Christopher Owens will start at right cornerback. Veteran Brian Williams would take over Owens’ duty as the nickel back.
Cincinnati cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle) was added to the Friday injury report. He was listed as questionable.
Defensive end John Fanene (hamstring) and defensive tackle Pat Sims (knee) were also listed as questionable.
The Bengals will be without running back Brian Leonard (thigh), safety Roy Williams (knee) and defensive end Antwan Odom (suspended).
Out = definitely will not play
Doubtful = at least 75% chance will not play
Questionable = 50-50 chance will not play
Probable = virtual certainty will be available for normal duty
All Clubs are required to provide the NFL office and issue to local media the names of injured players who missed any portion of 11-on-11 team work on Friday (and updated on Saturday and Sunday, if applicable).