We are roughly an hour away from the kickoff of Sunday night football, and Patriots fans have received some good news in the form of the inactive lists being released from both the Pats, and the Falcons.
Right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is in for New England, he has been dealing with a foot injury all week which forced him to miss every practice this week save for Friday’s workout. Vollmer is one of the top tackles in the game, and despite being without a number of their best skill players, Vollmer will help this offense compete with the Falcons high flying attack. Other Patriot inactives include tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receivers Danny Amendola and Matthew Slater, running back Leon Washington, defensive lineman Jake Bequette, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, and offensive lineman Chris Barker.
As for the Falcons, cornerback Asante Samuel will miss tonight’s contest with a thigh injury that he is dealing with, and this will severely help New England’s struggling pass offense to get on track. The Falcons will get back their starting left tackle Sam Baker, who missed last week’s loss against the Dolphins. The rest of the Falcons inactives include safety Kemal Ishmael, linebacker Jamar Chaney, running back Steven Jackson, offensive lineman Harland Gunn and Ryan Schraeder, with defensive tackle Travian Robertson rounding out the list.