EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes was declared inactive for the playoff game against the New York Giants today.
The other inactives were John Parker Wilson, Stephen Nicholas, Brett Romberg, Kirk Chambers, Cliff Matthews and Kerry Meier.
Dominique Franks will start for Grimes at left cornerback and move inside to the slot when they play their nickel defense. Christopher Owens will play the left cornerback in the nickel.
Grimes did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday, the major days for the installation of the defensive game plan. He was limited in practice on Friday and declared questionable for the game.
Grimes was injured in the Detroit game on Oct. 23. He played in the next three games before having surgery on Dec. 1.
It was described as a “minor procedure.” An expert projected that he’d miss two to three weeks.