Falcons, Giants pretty healthy for Sunday’s clash


The Falcons and Giants released their final injury reports of the week on Friday and both teams are looking pretty healthy in advance of their playoff matchup.

The biggest concern for the Falcons is cornerback Brent Grimes. Grimes has missed four of the last five games with a knee injury and is listed as questionable. He was a limited participant in practice on Friday, though, so the hope in Atlanta is that he’ll be able to get on the field. If he can’t, Dominique Franks would move into the lineup and the Giants would get an advantage when they look to throw the ball downfield.

Linebacker Stephen Nicholas is doubtful thanks to a toe injury. He also missed four of the final five games of the season, although the Falcons didn’t see a significant dropoff in play with Spencer Adkins in his place. There were 18 Falcons listed as probable.

The Giants only had one player who wasn’t listed as probable, a good sign for a team that has been beset by injuries all season. Linebacker Mark Herzlich is out, but it looks like tight end Jake Ballard will be back on the field for the home side after missing the final two games of the regular season.