--OLB Will Overstreet, who played as a reserve in Atlanta's loss to the Redskins Sunday, has a staph infection in his left elbow. He's on antibiotics, as team officials hope to slow down a problem that grew out of an abrasion in Overstreet's elbow. It's awfully early in the week, but he expects to play Sunday against Tampa Bay.
--CB Tod McBride, who has been out
since breaking his right hand in the first week of the Falcons' training camp,
has been cleared for action. He'll play in Sunday's game against the Bucs, and
some observers even believe he's a candidate to replace starting RCB Tyrone Williams, who has played poorly in both games for Atlanta.
Cory Hall, who missed the Falcons' first two games with a sprained right knee,
said Monday he's been cleared to practice this week.
--FS Keion Carpenter, who missed the Falcons' game Sunday against the Redskins, said he's
been cleared to practice this week and expects to play this Sunday against Tampa
--QB Mike Vick is still wearing a removable cast on his
lower right leg, and using crutches. Nothing has changed the timetable for his
return from a broken right fibula, an injury he suffered Aug. 16 in the
preseason against Baltimore. The bone itself should be healed around the last
week of the month, but it will take him some time, presumably a couple weeks or
so, to get ready to play. The Falcons' Oct. 12 game at St. Louis or their Oct.
18 game against New Orleans are the most likely return dates.
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