Falcons RBs Snelling, Smith can’t play vs. Bucs

The Falcons will be thin at running back in Sunday’s NFC South showdown with the Buccaneers after Jason Snelling and Antone Smith were ruled out because of their hamstring injuries.

Snelling and Smith were listed as questionable on the Friday injury report.

Snelling, the top backup to Michael Turner, is second on the Falcons with 300 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He’s also third with 35 catches for 239 yards and two touchdowns.

Bucs starting LB Quincy Black is active after being listed as questionable with an ankle injury. Backup LB Dekoda Watson is inactive with a hamstring injury.

Full inactives list:

Falcons
John Parker Wilson (No. 3 QB)
DB Dominique Franks
RB Antone Smith
RB Jason Snelling
OT Garrett Reynolds
G Mike Johnson
DE Lawrence Sidbury
DT Trey Lewis

Buccaneers
Rudy Carpenter (No. 3 QB)
DB Larry Asante
LB Dekoda Watson
G Brandon Carter
OT Will Barker
WR Preston Parker
WR Dezmon Briscoe
DT Frank Okam

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