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Week Five injury report roundup

Week Five injury report roundup

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
We cover all of the biggest injury stories throughout the day on Friday, but feel free to use this as a one-stop shop to catch up on those posts and any other names worth mentioning that we’ll throw in here every Friday. Falcons at Redskins Redskins wid
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  • Redskins CB Griffin (hamstring) out again

    Redskins CB Griffin (hamstring) out again

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Washington Redskins nickel cornerback Cedric Griffin will sit out Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Injury report

    Atlanta Falcons: Injury report

    ajc.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Falcons said defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (groin) and running back Antone Smith (hamstring) participated fully in practice today and are probable to play Sunday at Washington. Center Todd McClure (chest) and safety William Moore (hip) are que…
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  • Falcons vs. Redskins: 3 key matchups

    Falcons vs. Redskins: 3 key matchups

    ajc.com Oct 5, 2012
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White goes up for a long reception over Carolina Panthers safety Haruki Nakamura setting up the winning field goal for a 30-28 victory in the final minute of the game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday , Sept. 3…
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  • Experts: Big week for NFC South

    Experts: Big week for NFC South

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    The ESPN Expert Picks for Week 5 are out and, for the first time all season, every NFC South team that’s playing (the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a bye) is the favorite. Eleven members of the panel of 14 picked the undefeated Atlanta Falcons to go up to W
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Pass protection issues go beyond line

    Atlanta Falcons: Pass protection issues go beyond line

    ajc.com Oct 5, 2012
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan gets a pass off under pressure from Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander during 1st half action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday , Sept. 30, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons quarter
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  • Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlight

    Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlight

    nytimes.com Oct 5, 2012
    The top games this weekend feature a classic quarterback matchup (Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning) and meeting of top young quarterbacks (Matt Ryan vs. Robert Griffin III).
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  • Video - Can the Falcons stop RG3? 03:22

    Can the Falcons stop RG3?

    Oct 5
    Charley Casserly and Willie McGinest break down the matchup between the undefeated Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins, focusing primarily on rookie phenom Robert Griffin III.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: QB Matchups 01:45

    NFL Live OT: QB Matchups

    Oct 5
    Tedy Bruschi and Mark Schlereth discuss the quarterback matchups that they are excited to watch this weekend.
  • Video - Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson on 'Around the League' 04:11

    Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson on 'Around the League'

    Oct 5
    Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson joins "Around the League" to discuss the Falcons' hot start, new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and going up against Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.