JACKSONVILLE – Defensive end Ray Edwards, the team’s prized free agent signee who is recovering from knee surgery, will not play against Jacksonville on Friday night.
Kroy Biermann will take his spot in the lineup.
Also, cornerback Christopher Owens has been announced as the starter for Dunta Robinson (hamstring) and defensive tackle Peria Jerry will start for Corey Peters. At center, Joe Hawley was not announced as the starter for Todd McClure at center, but coach Mike Smith said McClure wasn’t playing on Wednesday.
Jacksonville rookie Will Rackley, from Lehigh and Riverdale High, will start at left guard for the Jaguars. He’s starting for Jason Spitz. Also for the Jags, Jeremy Mincey (Florida, Statesboro High) will start at right defensive end for Aaron Kampman.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog