Falcons again without backup RBs Norwood, Snelling

ATLANTA -- The Falcons are without backup running backs Jerious Norwood and Jason Snelling in Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.

Norwood (hip) missed his third consecutive game, and Snelling (hamstring) is inactive for the second week in a row, cutting into the Falcons' depth behind running back Michael Turner.

The Falcons also are without starting defensive tackle Thomas Johnson, who's inactive because of a calf injury. Trey Lewis was the fill-in starter.

Washington strong safety Chris Horton, listed as questionable with a knee injury, started ahead of Reed Doughty.

The Redskins' inactives included punter Hunter Smith (groin). Former Dallas Cowboy Sam Paulescu, signed this week, became the Redskins' fourth punter of the season.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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