Falcons inactives: William Moore to sit out Panthers game

CHARLOTTE — Falcons veteran Chris Hope will start at strong safety for William Moore (hamstring) today against the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium.

Hope, from nearby Rock Hill, S.C., will make his first start with the Falcons. After playing for Pittsburgh and Tennessee, the former Pro Bowler was signed by the Falcons in June.

Moore was declared inactive for the game along with quarterback Dominique Davis, wide receiver Tim Toone, guard Phillipkeith Manley, guard Harland Gunn, defensive end Lawrence Sidbury and defensive tackle Travian Robertson.

Cornerback Asante Samuel, running back Michael Turner and defensive tackle Peria Jerry are set to play after being listed as questionable on the injury report.

Carolina declared the following players inactive: quarterback Jimmy Clausen, wide receiver Brandon LaFell, running back Jonathan Stewart, linebacker James Anderson, guard/center Jeff Byers, tackle Bruce Campbell and defensive tackle Dwan Edwards.

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12 comments Add your comment

keepin it real

December 9th, 2012
12:09 pm

Key piece but better to have him healthy for postseason.

Esquire

December 9th, 2012
12:23 pm

A shout out to ATL’s GLBT community! And to my straight friends too! Let’s go get those cats!

5-6-7-8
Everywhere we goooO,
Everywhere we goooO,
People wanna knooOw,
People wanna knooOw,
Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
We are the FALCONS!! We are the FALCONS!!
MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS, MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS !!
OHH AHH OHH YEEAHH

KC

December 9th, 2012
12:40 pm

I have faith in Hope to step up. He’s a proven veteran with a Super Bowl ring. Not a bad backup!

Answer This

December 9th, 2012
12:42 pm

Checking in with the #2 Falcon fan in the ATL…sorry Esquire I am #1!
ROCK THAT BAND!
TIME TO RISE UP!!!!!
Let me rock that cheer with you! 5,6,7,8
MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!

Mario

December 9th, 2012
12:46 pm

We’re fine. Chris Hope is a Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl winner. He knows how to play. We’ll be fine in the secondary. I think Asante needs to sit, I admire his toughness and wanting to play, but we need him 100% for the playoffs.

Falcons Rule.

December 9th, 2012
12:48 pm

IT DOESN’T MATTER!!!! ANGRY BIRDS IN A LAUGHER OF A VICTORY OVER THE LOWLY KITTENS……..42-6……12-1 AND ON A MISSION FOR THAT LOMBARDI……..1st of many………….BOOK IT!!!!! GET OFF THE WAGON YOU DOUBTING AZZCLOWNS…..you too Michael M………Moron.

Esquire

December 9th, 2012
12:50 pm

WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!!

Oh I couldn’t sleep last night. I’m so pumped. Give me some of that Mike’s Cox! Please??

Corey

December 9th, 2012
1:55 pm

We got this dawg. They gonna crumble sooner or later. We coming back to break their hearts once again.

Corey

December 9th, 2012
2:47 pm

You gotta believe. We’ve been down by 23 before. We got this. They gonna be crying at the end. 24-23 Falcons. Ha Ha.

Corey

December 9th, 2012
3:01 pm

That’s one…..2 more and 1 field goal. I’m a prophet. BELIEVE AND RISE UP!!!!

Corey

December 9th, 2012
3:51 pm

Esquire

December 9th, 2012
4:05 pm

5-6-7-8
Everywhere we goooO,
Everywhere we goooO,
People wanna knooOw,
People wanna knooOw,
Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
We are the FALCONS!! We are the FALCONS!!
MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS, MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS !!
OHH AHH OHH YEEAHH