As expected for the Falcons, kicker Matt Bryant is returning after missing the past three games with a sore right hamstring. But linebacker Deion Jones is inactive after returning to the active roster this week. Jones spent two months on injured reserve with a broken right foot and could return for Thursday night’s game against the Saints.
In Washington, the banged-up Redskins will face the Houston Texans without wide receiver Jamison Crowder for a sixth consecutive game with an ankle injury. Left tackle Trent Williams, who was trying to gut it out after surgery for a dislocated right thumb, won’t play.
In Detroit, Lions defensive linemen Ezekiel Ansah and Damon Harrison are active after both were listed as questionable with shoulder injuries for the game against the Carolina Panthers.
Receiver Bruce Ellington is making his debut with the Lions, filling in for injured receiver Marvin Jones, who was already ruled out with a knee injury. Detroit had also already ruled out tight end Michael Roberts (shoulder) and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson (ankle).
Carolina previously ruled out receiver Torrey Smith (knee) and rookie D.J. Moore is expected to start in his place.
In Indianapolis, Mike Mitchell will start at safety against the Tennessee Titans in place of Malik Hooker (hip/illness), who was ruled out on Saturday.
In Jacksonville, cornerback A.J. Bouye is starting against the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing the past two games with calf injury.
Here are the inactives for Sunday’s early games:
Texans: CB Aaron Colvin, LB Zach Cunningham, LB Duke Ejiofor, WR Vyncent Smith, CB Deante Burton, DE Carlos Watkins, DE Joel Heath