Originally posted on CBS Atlanta:

By Matthew Asher

With a full ten days off in between games, the Falcons made the most of the extra days of rest. The Atlanta Falcon trainers and players may want to remember how they spent the extra days off this week when the playoffs come. While there were twelve players listed in Week 11 and eleven listed in Week 12’s injury reports, only four Falcons are listed for Week 13.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 28:  Cornerback Asante Samuel #22 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates during the closing moments of the Falcons 30-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 28, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

All four Falcons are listed as questionable for the game. Two of them were not able to practice at all throughout the week: cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) and safety William Moore (hamstring). When Coach Smith spoke to reporters on Thursday he said he hoped to have both Moore and Samuel out on the practice field a little bit, unfortunately that didn’t happen.

With Atlanta already shallow in their secondary, Smitty didn’t want to risk Asante re-injuring himself…

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