Falcons must play again without the services of star running back

The Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been ruled out for the second straight week with a concussion and won’t play against Tampa Bay.

Atlanta (6-4) will rely again on Tevin Coleman and third-stringer Terron Ward when the Falcons (6-4) host Tampa Bay (4-6) on Sunday.

Freeman, the NFL’s highest-paid running back, looked good as he worked on the side during Friday’s practice. Quinn didn’t want to speculate if Freeman, who’s been in concussion protocol twice since preseason, will miss additional time.

Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs linebackers Dee Ford and Terrance Smith have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Buffalo, while newly signed cornerback Darrelle Revis could be active for the first time this season.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after Friday’s final practice that Revis, who signed a two-year deal on Wednesday, moved around well in practice. Reid said it was clear the seven-time Pro Bowl pick has been out for a while, but “he looked good moving around.”

The Chiefs are hopeful Revis can start opposite Marcus Peters once he’s up to speed.

Ford is out again with a back injury, while Smith is out with a concussion. But it appears wide receiver Albert Wilson will be available for the first time in weeks after a hamstring injury.

Miami Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler was ruled out of Sunday’s game at New England because of a concussion, and backup Matt Moore will make his second start of the season.

Cutler practiced Friday, but remains in the concussion protocol. He threw three interceptions in Sunday’s loss to Tampa Bay before he left at halftime because of his injury.

New Orleans Saints

METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints have ruled out both of their top two cornerbacks for Sunday’s road game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Marshon Lattimore, the top cornerback selected in last spring’s NFL draft at 11th overall, has not practiced since twisting his left ankle during a victory over the Washington Redskins last Sunday.

Crawley, a second-year-pro, also has not practiced this week. He has an abdominal injury.

Lattimore often has covered opponents’ top receivers, rarely giving up catches. He has two interceptions, nine passes defended, a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Crawley has one interception to go with eight pass breakups.

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