Checking the injuries that matter most

The final injury reports are out, so let's take a look at the most important injuries around the division.

The Atlanta Falcons declared center Todd McClure (knee) out for Sunday, after he missed his third straight day of practice. That likely means Joe Hawley will return to the starting lineup. Defensive end John Abraham (hip) and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee) are listed as questionable. Both practiced on a limited basis.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers declared tight end Luke Stocker out with a knee injury. Linebacker Quincy Black (ankle) is questionable.

Carolina tight end Jeremy Shockey (concussion) should be able to play against his former team, the Saints. Shockey is listed as probable. Guard Geoff Hangartner (back) and tackle Jeff Otah (back) also are listed as probable.

The Saints have declared tight end David Thomas (concussion) and tackle Zach Strief (knee) out for Sunday. Receiver Devery Henderson (calf), linebacker Will Herring (hamstring) and center Olin Kreutz all are questionable after practicing on a limited basis.