Lawrence Sidbury starting for Abraham

As we previously reported, Atlanta defensive end John Abraham will not play today because of a groin injury. We’ve got a little update to that. The Falcons now are saying second-year pro Lawrence Sidbury, who has been inactive much of this season, will start in Abraham’s place.

Atlanta’s other inactives are cornerback Dominique Franks, running back Gartrell Johnson, linebacker Spencer Adkins, tackle Garrett Reynolds, guard Mike Johnson and defensive tackle Trey Lewis. John Parker Wilson has been designated as the third quarterback.