Early Packers gift: John Abraham won't play

The Atlanta Falcons have delivered some pre-game good news to the Green Bay Packers: All-Pro defensive end John Abraham was deactivated because of a hip injury that apparently occurred during practice late last week.

Abraham wasn't on the injury report until Friday, when he was listed as questionable. My NFC South colleague Pat Yasinskas reports that Kroy Biermann and Lawrence Sidbury will rotate at Abraham's position.

The Packers had no surprises on their inactive list, which can be viewed on their web site.