Falcons safety William Moore ruled out for game against Bucs

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Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore will miss the regular-season finale against Tampa Bay on Sunday because of a hamstring injury.

Moore has sat out the past three weeks, and the Falcons hope to have him back for the playoffs. Atlanta, the top seed in the NFC, has a first-round bye.

Backup cornerback Chris­topher Owens also has been ruled out because of a hamstring injury.

Wide receiver Roddy White missed practice again Friday and is listed as questionable. Defensive tackles Corey Peters and Jonathan Babineaux were limited in practice are also questionable.

BEARS: Chicago running back Matt Forte expects to start Sunday against the Detroit Lions despite an ankle injury suffered last week. Chicago must win to have a shot at the playoffs.

49ERS: San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis practiced in a non-contact black jersey for the second consecutive day and is taking the necessary steps, according to NFL-mandated protocol, to return from a concussion he sustained last week.

PACKERS: Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) is set to return this weekend. The availability of fellow receiver Randall Cobb is uncertain.

BRONCOS: Denver kick returner Trindon Holliday is doubtful for the season finale against Kansas City because of a sprained ankle. Cornerback Tracy Porter (concussion) was ruled out.

GIANTS: New York safety Kenny Phillips was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game because of a sprained right knee. Defensive tackle Chris Canty (knee) failed to practice for a third day and is listed as doubtful.

FINES: Baltimore safety Ed Reed was fined $55,000 for his high hit on the New York Giants’ Victor Cruz last weekend.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton was fined $21,000 for abusive conduct toward a game official, and another $10,000 for kicking Oakland’s Tommy Kelly after a play was over.

DOLPHINS: Miami receiver Davone Bess was ruled out of the season finale Sunday at New England because of a back injury.


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