Weatherspoon is out for Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons will be without starting linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for today’s game with San Francisco.

Weatherspoon missed practice all week with an ankle injury and has been placed on the inactive list. Stephen Nicholas, who was a starter last year, will start in Weatherspoon’s place. Wide receiver Michael Jenkins (shoulder) will miss his fourth straight game.

Also inactive for the Falcons are cornerback Dominique Franks, running back Gartrell Johnson, tackle Garrett Reynolds, guard Mike Johnson and defensive tackle Trey Lewis. John Parker Wilson is the third quarterback.