Checking the injuries that matter most

The final injury reports are all in, so let's take a look at the significant injuries around the NFC South.

Falcons. Atlanta coach Mike Smith said early in the week that tight end Justin Peelle and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss Sunday’s game. The Falcons are listing cornerback Dunta Robinson as questionable, and he hasn’t practiced all week. We’ll see what happens Sunday, but I’m sure the Falcons will be very cautious with Robinson, who suffered a concussion last week, and won’t put him out there unless the medical is unanimous in saying he’s recovered. I’d look for Christopher Owens, Brent Grimes and Brian Williams to be the trio of cornerbacks charged with covering Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco.

Buccaneers. Defensive tackle Brian Price has been declared out with a pelvis injury. Fullback Earnest Graham is listed as questionable and didn’t practice Friday. Guard Davin Joseph is listed as questionable, but he went through a full practice. Their other starting guard, Keydrick Vincent, is listed as questionable and didn’t practice. If Vincent can’t play, the Bucs will have to start rookie Ted Larsen.

Saints. We already knew running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas and cornerback Tracy Porter will be out Sunday. The Saints are listing cornerback Jabari Greer as questionable, but he hasn’t practiced all week. That could mean rookie Patrick Robinson and Leigh Torrence as the starting cornerbacks. Linebacker Scott Shanle is listed as questionable. Safety Darren Sharper remains on the physically unable to perform list at the moment, but the Saints could activate him as late as Saturday afternoon if they feel he’s ready to play.

Panthers. Looks like Carolina’s bye last week came at a good time. Receiver Steve Smith, who missed a game with an ankle sprain, was back at practice all week and is listed as probable for Sunday.