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Nicholas, Babineaux To Start Against Oakland


Two key players on Atlanta's defense showed up on the injury report during this week's preparation for the Oakland Raiders.

Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and linebacker Stephen Nicholas were limited during practice and were listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

The inactives players list has been released and Babineaux and Nicholas are playing.

The inactives for the Falcons include QB Dominique Davis, CB Terrence Johnson, RB Antone Smith, OT Lamar Holmes, TE Michael Palmer, DE Jonathan Massaquoi and DE Cliff Matthews.

Two starters for the Raiders will be out against the Falcons. Right tackle Khalif Barnes is out and Willie Smith will start in his place. Cornerback Shawntae Spencer is also out and Pat Lee will start.

Other Raiders inactives include QB Terrelle Pryor, OL Lucas Nix, TE Richard Gordon, DE Jack Crawford and DT Christo Bilukidi.

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