Inactives for the Falcons

TAMPA, Fla. – Here are the inactives for the Atlanta Falcons and there’s a bit of a surprise.

Starting linebacker Stephen Nicholas is out with a calf injury. Veteran Mike Peterson likely will take his place. Cornerback Kelvin Hayden, cornerback Darrin Walls, center Brett Romberg, offensive lineman Mike Johnson, defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and defensive end Cliff Matthews are inactive.

Center Todd McClure is active and expected to start after missing the first two games with a knee injury.

We’ll be back with the inactives for the Bucs in just a few minutes.

Also, a quick weather report. It’s been raining hard in Tampa for the last 30 minutes or so. The University of South Florida played a game here Saturday night, so it could be interesting to see how the field holds up. Also, there's been some lightning in the area. If that continues, a delayed start is possible.