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Official Starters and Inactives: Falcons vs. Saints

Posted Nov 29, 2012

Cornerback Asante Samuel, who did not participate in practice all week while nursing a shoulder injury, will start for the Falcons Thursday night in their prime time showdown against the Saints.

Starter Asante Samuel will start for the Falcons at cornerback against the Saints, despite missing the entire week of practice nursing a shoulder injury.

Per NFL rules, both the Falcons and Saints must designate "inactive" players 90 minutes prior to kickoff in order to bring their active roster down to 46 players for the game. Below is the list of inactive players, as well as the official starting lineups for both the Falcons and Saints.

FALCONS INACTIVES
4 QB Dominique Davis
17 WR Tim Toone
26 S Charles Mitchell
68 OG Phillipkeith Manley
69 OG Harland Gunn
90 DE Lawrence Sidbury
94 DT Peria Jerry

SAINTS INACTIVES
15 WR Courtney Roby
42 S Isa Abdul-Quddus
58 LB Scott Shanle
71 OT Charles Brown
85 TE David Thomas
93 DE Junior Galette
96 DT Tom Johnson


FALCONS OFFENSIVE STARTERS
11 WR Julio Jones
72 LT Sam Baker
63 LG Justin Blalock
62 C Todd McClure
66 RG Peter Konz
77 RT Tyson Clabo
88 TE Tony Gonzalez
84 WR Roddy White
2 QB Matt Ryan
33 RB Michael Turner
42 FB Mike Cox

FALCONS DEFENSIVE STARTERS
55 DE John Abraham
91 DT Corey Peters
95 DT Jonathan Babineaux
71 DE Kroy Biermann
56 WLB Sean Weatherspoon
52 MLB Akeem Dent
54 SLB Stephen Nicholas
23 CB Dunta Robinson
22 CB Asante Samuel
25 S William Moore
28 S Thomas DeCoud

FALCONS SPECIAL TEAMS STARTERS
3 K Matt Bryant
5 KO Matt Bosher
5 P Matt Bosher
32 KR Jacquizz Rodgers
29 PR Dominique Franks
47 LS Josh Harris
5 H Matt Bosher

SAINTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS
12 WR Marques Colston
74 LT Jermon Bushrod
66 LG Ben Grubbs
60 C Brian de la Puente
73 RG Jahri Evans
64 RT Zach Strief
80 TE Jimmy Graham
19 WR Devery Henderson
9 QB Drew Brees
45 FB Jed Collins
23 RB Pierre Thomas  

SAINTS DEFENSIVE STARTERS
94 LE Cameron Jordan
77 DT Brodrick Bunkley
98 DT Sedrick Ellis
91 RE Will Smith
57 SLB David Hawthorne
50 MLB Curtis Lofton
51 WLB Jonathan Vilma
33 LCB Jabari Greer
41 SS Roman Harper
27 FS Malcolm Jenkins
21 RCB Patrick Robinson  

SAINTS SPECIAL TEAMS STARTERS
6 P Thomas Morstead
5 K Garrett Hartley
6 H Thomas Morstead
47 LS Justin Drescher
10 H Chase Daniel
43 PR Darren Sproles
43 KR Darren Sproles


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