The Falcons find out who they’ll play next week when the Seahawks and Redskins play on Sunday and it looks like their defense will be pretty healthy against either opponent.
Cornerback Dunta Robinson was cleared to return from a concussion during the week and safety William Moore returned to practice on Saturday. Moore missed the final four games of the regular season with a hamstring injury, but was able to get on the field and do some work in the Falcons’ final practice until Wednesday.
Moore, Robinson, defensive end John Abraham and cornerback Christopher Owens all headed into the bye week nicked up and all of them are looking like good bets to play come next weekend. That’s been worth the disruption to the team’s routine for coach Mike Smith.
“You get out of a routine, but the pro is that you get to rest guys,” Smith said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re resting a number of guys this week in terms of their work load. They have not come out on the practice field. Some have taken a day off. We’ve been able to give guys rest.”
With Roddy White also declaring himself recovered from knee troubles, it doesn’t look like the offense will be ailing either when the Falcons try for the first playoff win of Smith’s tenure.