Falcons' Dent (ankle) active vs. Bucs

ATLANTA -- Linebacker Akeem Dent, who was questionable for Sunday coming off an ankle injury, is active for the Atlanta Falcons against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Dent is expected to play middle linebacker in the base defense and will likely be pulled off in the sub package.

Also at linebacker, the Falcons are expected to start Paul Worrilow over Stephen Nicholas. Worrilow was a reserve in the last game coming off a knee injury.

Also inactive for the Falcons are wide receiver Roddy White, running back Steven Jackson, left tackle Sam Baker, tight end Chase Coffman, safety Kemal Ishmael, guard Harland Gunn and defensive tackle Travian Robertson.

Rookie receiver Darius Johnson, promoted from the practice squad Saturday, is active for the Falcons.

Inactive for the Bucs are the following players: guard Carl Nicks, defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, wide receiver Skye Dawson, running back Jeff Demps, cornerback Deveron Carr, guard Patrick Omameh and defensive end Steven Means.