Thursday night Falcons

Thursday evening update on the Atlanta Falcons.

--S Kevin McCadam, the second-year pro who started one game at SS as a rookie last year when Gerald McBurrows was injured, is likely to get his first start at FS for the Falcons Sunday against the Redskins. Starter Keion Carpenter is out with a strained left hamstring. His replacement last Sunday at Dallas, rookie free agent Travaris Robinson, made some mistakes and McCadam figures to move in. McCadam is more of a strong safety in that he's a hitter with average ball skills.
   --WLB Sam Rogers practiced for the second day in a row despite his damaged left knee. In simple terms, he probably needs season-ending surgery to address a bone that has been damaged, but for now he's going to play until he's so uncomfortable he can't. He's may start Sunday for Atlanta against the Redskins after missing the opener against Dallas.
   --WLB Will Overstreet, who replaced Sam Rogers, in the Falcons' opener only to strain his surgically-repaired left shoulder, has been practicing this week and is likely to be available Sunday against Dallas.
   --FS Keion Carpenter, who strained his left hamstring last Sunday at Dallas, is almost certain to miss the Falcons' game Sunday against the Redskins. He said Monday he thought he'd be able to  play this week, but he did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.
   --SS Cory Hall is going to miss his second straight game for the Falcons with a sprained right knee. He hopes to play Sept. 22 against the Buccaneers.
   --SS Gerald McBurrows, the Falcons' starting strong safety last year, will get his second straight start there Sunday against the Redskins. McBurrows is routinely replaced in passing situations, but may play in more of them Sunday because the Falcons' two starting safeties, SS Cory Hall and Keion Carpenter, are not expected to play against Washington.

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