Fal­cons miss­ing 3 starters

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

FLOW­ERY BRANCH, GA. >> The first-place At­lanta Fal­cons have ruled out three starters for their game Sun­day against the Philadel­phia Ea­gles.

Run­ning back Tevin Cole­man will miss his third straight game with a ham­string in­jury, while tight end Ja­cob Tamme is sit­ting out his sec­ond game in a row with a shoul­der prob­lem.

Corner­back Des­mond Tr­u­fant left the last game, a Thurs­day night vic­tory over Tampa Bay, with a shoul­der in­jury. Even with ex­tra time to re­cover, he wasn’t able to make it back.

The Fal­cons are off next week, which likely fac­tored into the de­ci­sion not to rush any­one back.

De­fen­sive end Dwight Freeney (quadri­ceps) will be able to play af­ter fully par­tic­i­pat­ing in Fri­day’s prac­tice.

The Fal­cons (6-3) lead the NFC South head­ing into the con­test against the Ea­gles (4-4).

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