Atlanta Falcons injury report: Moore and Abraham limited

FLOWERY BRANCH–Falcons cornerback Chris Owens (hamstring) and safety Charles Mitchell (calf) missed practice today and safety William Moore (hamstring) and defensive end John Abraham (ankle) participated on a limited basis.

Moore, a starter, missed the final four regular-season games. Abraham, who leads the team in sacks with 10, was injured during the regular-season finale.

Mitchell suffered the injury during the bye week but coach Mike Smith said he expects him to return to practice tomorrow. Mitchell was active for 10 regular-season games.

Owens sat out the regular-season finale against Tampa Bay. Owens is a key special-teams player.


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18 comments Add your comment


January 9th, 2013
4:17 pm

We’ll need all our guys healthy for our first playoff win in a while. Go Falcons.


January 9th, 2013
4:19 pm

damm damm damm,hope they dnt get re injured as soon as they are bumped


January 9th, 2013
4:46 pm

Great news, overall. Dunta seems like he’ll be fine and Abe and Willy Mo are at least practicing. Hopefully those guys can get right by Sunday, because we’ll need them!


January 9th, 2013
5:02 pm

Where are all the high ankle sprain/Abe will miss the game/sky is falling types?

Answer This

January 9th, 2013
5:07 pm

Rest it men and then full speed at 1 on Sunday!


January 9th, 2013
5:13 pm

They will be fine for the game, they are gonna be participating on a limited basis all week just to make sure they are healthy enough and not reinjure before the game. Well everyone except owens anyhow.


January 9th, 2013
5:16 pm

Abe never goes full for practice. No story here.

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January 9th, 2013
5:51 pm

RISE UP FALCON FANS and be early on SUNDAY!!! See you there!

Gravitys Silhouette

January 9th, 2013
6:04 pm

Put your talons on the SeaTrash you DAMN DIRTY FALCONS!!!


January 9th, 2013
6:49 pm

rest abe. we will need him next Sunday!


January 9th, 2013
6:49 pm

These guys have been stepping up all year. Sure, would love the whole team @ 100% but they’ve got each other’s backs. We are moving on.



January 9th, 2013
7:30 pm

Well, so we have a few injuries. What counts is that we played our best and played them hard in that last regular season game right? Shanahan doesn’t have anything over Smitty in his ability to analyze what’s important does he.

Oh well, I hope we’re up for it. Go Falcons!


January 9th, 2013
7:35 pm

Huge falcons fan with tickets to the game.
I dont see this as a close game. Either the falcons blow out the seatalks or we get blown out. Without turnovers and with some protection, falcons roll…..Lot of seahawk pressure and a few interceptions and Falcons lay a big egg.
Go Falcons, Im betting on the former!

Mike Franklin

January 9th, 2013
8:21 pm

Smitty has a tough job… what is enough, what is not enough and what is too much. He knows more than anyone the line in the sand before us; we have to win. Not just for his job… not just for the media… but for everyone.

We WILL win and then, we will go to that unholy dome on the poop silt called New Orleans and bring home the Lombardi. But… it won’t be easy and along the way, Smitty will bear the cross of all those past games. The media will abuse him and some fans will too. But we will prevail!

We will RISE UP and bring it all home!


January 9th, 2013
8:28 pm

Roger you are a pretender! Let me help you out, Falcons don’t get blown out at home under Nolan! Russell Wilson is going to do something that Peyton, Brees, Eli, Cam, and a host of other didn’t do? Come on Man!


January 9th, 2013
11:35 pm

No problem, they certainly don’t want to aggraivate anything. The problem with Willy Mo is that he has been out for so long I don’t know if he can catch up to game speed .


January 10th, 2013
9:47 am

We NEED William Moore. We have lost 2 of 4 with him out. He brings an INTENSITY to the defense that is missing when he is out.

I usually just read but...

January 10th, 2013
10:23 am

two int’s for Samuel off the rookie QB Sunday. Mark it down!!